Learning From Karen Lewis
Karen Lewis is a woman who speaks truth to power-- boldly and without hesitation. When you listen to her words and watch her actions, you realize the possibility of winning, the possibility of what it means to fight back. She inspired us all when she led the 2012 teachers' strike in Chicago.
Karen had been on all of our minds lately. In October, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She decided not to run for mayor against Rahm Emanuel in Chicago, and has needed to step down for a time as president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU).