On March 30th, officials with the University of Wyoming announced that they had canceled the William Ayers presentation scheduled for April 5th. Ayers was supposed to give a speech based on his article "Trudge Toward Freedom: Educational Research in the Public Interest." UW student Meg Lanker has invited Ayers to speak in Laramie this Wednesday on the same educational issues he planned to address earlier this month. In a Sheridan Media exclusive interview, Bill Ayers was Kim Love's guest on last Friday's Public Pulse program, when he explained a little bit about what his speech will entail.
Ayers says that another aspect of his presentation will take a look at how educational systems in a democracy differ from that of an authoritarian school system.
Lanker and Ayers are suing the University for not allowing him to speak on campus. U.S. District Judge William Downes, the Chief Federal Judge in Wyoming, will consider an injunction today in Casper that would force the University to allow Ayers to speak on campus.