Over one hundred students, educators, and allies of public education came out on Saturday, May 3, to connect with peers in thirteen thought-provoking workshops, and hear words of inspiration from activist Dr. Lois Weiner. In her keynote address, Dr. Weiner spoke of the need to call a spade a spade and stop negotiating with people who want to destroy us. She also cautioned anyone against recalling a golden age of education, since segregation accompanied the privileges of many. And she urged us to treasure and protect our African American teachers, who can be more vulnerable than others during school turn-arounds. Finally, she stressed that what’s right isn’t necessarily popular.