This afternoon I am off to visit Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sung-Joon Pai (founding BAA faculty member, friend, and school leader) recently introduced me to a lovely person named Christina Ratatori. Christina leads an organization called Artists Rallying Together (a.r.t.) and teaches in the Milwaukee Public Schools. She is a great supporter and set up my book talk on Saturday 10/23 at Boswell Books. The talk will be held from 4-6 p.m. and is co-sponsored by a.r.t.
My Milwaukee agenda is varied and exciting and includes a visit with Principal Barry Applewhite at Milwaukee High School of the Arts and a visit with Bob Peterson at La Escuela Fratney. Bob is a teacher there and a founding editor of the publication Rethinking Schools. I will also do a radio interview with Bonnie North on NPR radio affiliate, 89.7 WUWM on Saturday 10/23 at 3:00 p.m. I am also VERY excited about a personal tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum with Ethan Lasser, an Art History adjunct professor from the University of Wisconsin. I will fill you in on the details next week!