A Conversation with Stacey Bess, a Noted Teacher and Education Advocate Soon Appearing in Tulsa

Jan 28, 2015

On Friday the 30th, beginning at 7:45am, the Community Action Project of Tulsa (or simply "CAP Tulsa") will present a special event entitled Sunny Side Up. It's a fundraising breakfast that will spotlight recent graduates from CAP Tulsa's CareerAdvance Program; it happens at the Cains Ballroom in downtown Tulsa. CAP Tulsa is, per its website, "the largest anti-poverty agency in Oklahoma. We believe every family and every child deserves the same opportunity for success. This is achieved by empowering low-income families with the education and tools they need to break the cycle of poverty.... CAP Tulsa specifically focuses on a two-generation approach that aims not only to prepare young children for future success in school, but also their parents through programs designed to increase parenting skills, employability, and earning potential." Our guest on ST is the keynote speaker scheduled for this event, Stacey Bess, a teacher, author, and education advocate. Bess is perhaps best known for her 1994 memoir, "Nobody Don't Love Nobody," which details her eye-opening -- make that life-changing -- personal journey as a young teacher at a "school with no name." Also on today's program, our commentator Janet Pearson is reflecting on the life and legacy of her favorite tree. (Yes, tree!)