On July 30, just 50 days away, educators rally in Washington, DC, to challenge the direction of educational policy (http://www.saveourschoolsmarch.org/). In the weeks leading up to this event, the University of Maryland Writing Project’s Summer Institutes will light up Martin Luther King Jr Middle School just 17.4 miles away. How will these two be connected? How can they not be connected? Last night Troy Hicks (The Digital Writing Workshop & Director of Chippewa River Writing Project at Central Michigan U) was featured on Steve Hargadon’s Future of Education. (The recordings of the one-hour session is available at http://www.stevehargadon.com/2011/06/thursday-june-9th-live-with-troy-hicks.html ). Seventy or so educators from around the world participated and throughout the interview the chat box backchannel was very busy. Most of the time I want more time to mull over and self-edit before throwing my unreflected impressions out in public; but when the front and back channels explored the distinctive opportunity in digital media, particularly involving the elusive but vital dimension of “voice,” I scratched in: Digital media offer a richer mirror for persons of any age to see the self (incl the "other" side of self), to integrate, possibly to achieve more integrity which is evident in power of voice. How will NWP and local sites connect our digital voice with the moment of truth for democratic education? What is being done in our summer institutes to speak truth to power without being crushed? How can we have integrity on social justice if we do not stand up against the attack on teachers?