Some know him as a co-founder of the Weather Underground, aka the Weathermen, a Vietnam-era group that bombed public buildings in protest of the war.
Still others know him as a respected author, thinker and professor of education, even as the writer of a comic book.
“Obviously no one, not even me, knows exactly who I am, and I’m living it,” says William “Bill” Ayers, who points out that despite media labels of terrorist, communist or radical, he is a husband of 40 years, a father of three grown sons and a professor retired from the University of Illinois.
Ayers will speak at the UO April 26 on organizing for social justice during troubling times in democracy, 7:30 pm on the UO campus in Lillis 182.
For more of the interview with Ayers, see tomorrow’s Weekly.