The Norman Transcript

November 8, 2013

Educator/activist speaking to Cornbread and Beans lunch today

Jim Huff will present an analysis of A.L.E.C.


The Norman Transcript

NORMAN —

Jim Huff will be the speaker at the Tyner Cornbread and Beans luncheon today.  He will present an analysis of the conservative legislative group, A.L.E.C.

The luncheon will be held at Catering Creations, 3750 W. Main and is sponsored by the Cleveland County Democratic Party.

Jim Huff is a long-time educator and civic activist in Central Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Capitol Hill High School and the University of Oklahoma where he earned a degree in social studies education.  He returned to Capitol Hill teaching various social studies courses and earned a Masters Degree from Oklahoma City University with emphasis in sociology. During the Oklahoma City Public School’s integration, he was moved to Fredric Douglass High School were he taught for nearly 20 years.  He retired from fulltime teaching in l995.

Jim is one of the founding members of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2309 in the Oklahoma City Public Schools.  He has served the local as a field representative, building representative, and coordinator of the Mike Allen Teacher Training Institute, the professional development arm of his local.  Beyond a doubt, he has helped more teachers than anyone in his local union.

His activism goes well beyond the trade union movement with his work and leadership within the Baptist Church, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, the Interfaith Alliance, the ACLU, the Democratic Party and currently he represents District 7 as its board member for the Metro Technology Centers, OKC.

The luncheon begins at 11:15 a.m. with the speaker beginning about noon.  Guest will select lunch from Catering Creations’ mini-buffet.   The meeting is open to the public.