I was able to record parts of the remarks of Ras Baraka (a progressive candidate for mayor of Newark, New Jersey)’s remarks at Busboys & Poets this past weekend, and I was going to attempt to share them with you here, but ran into some sort of snag, so I’ll have to give you the links on Google Drive instead.
My recordings are in four unequal parts, and are in iPhone’s ‘voice memo’ format.
The first one is quite short, less than a minute.
The second one is rather long, and is quite a rouser. Among other things, he points out that a victory against racism and oppression in one location encourages others to fight back harder and win.
In the third one, I asked him what his experiences were like as a teacher, building rep, and then principal.
In the fourth one, ‘Teacher Ken” asked him how he managed to bring medical and dental services to the schools under his care.
Let’s see how this works, and please let me know (via ‘comments’) what your experiences are.