the mighty, mighty union!!
and about 10,000 other people,
were protesting Mayor Bloomberg's proposed teacher layoffs.
and we had a rockin' good time.
somehow we ended up carrying this huge banner.
there were some amazing signs:
fire teachers, students get burned
(on the back of a little girl)
don't balance the budget on my back!
we are all wisconsin
this is what democracy looks like
(on the UFT t-shirts)
"the education mayor." really?
this is me attempting to hold the banner,
while the wind was blowing hard core.
i may have almost sailed away.
look at all those people!
(this line went on for blocks!)
and there were some amazing chants.
my favorite, even though i had a hard time saying it, was:
el pueblo, unido, jamás será vencido
(the people, united, will never be defeated)