Karen Zapata

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Karen Zapata was married to John Avalos.

Educational Justice

Around 2007, Educational Justice was a Bay Area based socialist blog,

From a collective of progressive education activists - stuff about teaching, thinking, parenting, social justice, desegregation, self-determination, economic justice, music, creativity, and building progressive movements for our future

Contributors were Duane Campbell, Eric Mar, Kathy Emery, Kim-Shree, Tom Edminster, Kim Knox, Karen Zapata.[1]

"Support Bill Ayers"

In October 2008, several thousand college professors, students and academic staff signed a statement Support Bill Ayers in solidarity with former Weather Underground Organization terrorist Bill Ayers.

In the run up to the U.S. presidential elections, Ayers had come under considerable media scrutiny, sparked by his relationship to presidential candidate Barack Obama.

We write to support our colleague Professor William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is currently under determined and sustained political attack...
We, the undersigned, stand on the side of education as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment, and liberation. We oppose the demonization of Professor William Ayers.

Karen Zapata of the Teachers 4 Social Justice signed the statement.[2]