B.Michael was out on sick leave by this time and would not return to teach in the 2000-01 school year at City-As-School.2000F06-love-letter-from-CAS-school-students
As a community activist and law school graduate, B.Michael felt a deep commitment to raising awareness around the ongoing campaigns for justice for political prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal.
On 27 March 1998 in Washington DC, B.Michael accompanied a small group of his students from City-As-School for Jericho ’98. The purpose of the National Jericho Movement is amnesty and freedom for all political prisoners in the U.S. These photos (erroneously date-stamped on the 28th) were taken by B.Michael’s camera.
Were you present at this demonstration? Were you one of B.Michael’s students? Please let us hear from you!
Proud teacher B.Michael is listed as a guest on page 28. Did you attend this event? What would you tell Bert about your life since 2001?1997K16-CAS-25th-anniversary
City-As-School 1994 Graduates!
It takes a village to teach a young person! (See B.Michael listed on page 4, along with Rhea Modeste.) Did you earn your diploma in this ceremony? What would you tell Bert about your life since 2001?1994A-City-As-School-Graduation
The Future, Our Youth and the Virus
B.Michael and friend/sister/teacher Rhea Ummi Modeste team-taught a groundbreaking class on HIV/AIDS awareness at City-As-School High School. Here is a draft of their outline.1993I29-HIV-awareness-class
City-As-School’s principal at the time visited — and was duly impressed by — one of the sessions and wrote a letter to B.Michael’s and Ummi’s files.1993J26-principals-take-on-HIV-awareness-class
As a community activist and as a high school teacher at City-As-School, B.Michael sought to raise critical awareness about the significance of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus.
Here is how he broke it down for students:1992-Rethinking-Columbus-Course-Outline
How would B.Michael have taught the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower in 2020?