"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.
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Among those indicating their support, or intention of attending on Wherevent were K Froom , Mike Bonola, Nic Powell, Lenora Knowles, Trevor Holman, Alex Moran, Rafaela Seixas, Daniel Cartagena, Chris Sturiale, Tariq Toure, Stephen Packard, Markele Dirdirk Cullins, Tomas Alejo, Josh Cole, Adam Bazari, Julia Scott, Brian O'Connor, Kevin Muhitch, Ursula Populoh, Mathilde Poupee, Michael Franklin, Mosel Abdul Jabbar, Andrew Vache, John McMinn, Sai Anita, Charlie Kerr, Mike Martin, Emily Sugrue, Laurie Blair, Merrick Moses, Gozde Yldrm, Kate O'Brien, Pastor A. C. Holland , Ken Brown, Lester Spence, Darron Claiborne, Ibn Askia, Jessica Shiller, Shira Wolf, Joy Ell, Denise Johnson, Kate Dnn , Ebony Renee, Faith Layla Bocian, Azzizah Abdullah, Jordannah Elizabeth, Eliana Rachel, Vanessa Madden, Suro Pak, Lizzie Randolph, Jessa Wais, Karina Hagelin, Kathleen Kelleher, Jenny Brooks, Kali Tambree, Holly Michael, Margaret Pitman, Angela Jansen, Jane Morris, Julie Little, Mawish Raza, Zach Sturiale, Terita Russell, Reginald Simms, Cat Lee, Waqia Abdul-Kareem, Molly Prunty, Madeline Joan, Annie Hollis, Tanya Heidrich, Christa Daring, Lynn Hunter, Ellen Skirvin, Harriet Moon, Sarah Louise Campbell, Brittany Eltringham, Zara Cadoux, Nnedi Umeadi, Renee Camille Hatcher, Jonathan Liu, Emily Slimeberg, Bomin Jeon, Retta Morris, Allie McManus, Sammie Miller, Luz Burgos Lopez, Maria Gabriela Aldana Enriquez, .