Speakers on Democracy

Alan Singer, Alan.J.Singer@hofstra.edu, is available to speak on the crisis of democracy, the current crisis in the U.S and in education.

He is a Professor of Teaching, Learning and Technology at Hofstra University. “Alan Singer is a social studies educator and historian . . . Dr. Singer is a graduate of the City College of New York and has a Ph.D. in American history from Rutgers University. He taught at a number of secondary schools in New York City . . . He was a co-director of the New York State Great Irish Famine Curriculum Guide and the editor of the “New York and Slavery: Complicity and Resistance” curriculum guide. . . He is the author of . . . New York and Slavery: Time to Teach the Truth. He was a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and is currently with the Daily Kos. (See https://www.hofstra.edu/faculty/fac_profiles.cfm?id=1412, https://www.huffpost.com/author/catajs-603)

Liz Theoharis, liz.theoharis@gmail.com, is available to speak on issues of democracy, poverty, racism, ecological devastation, militarism, and Christian nationalism.

She is Director of the Kairos Center at Union Theological Seminary. Rev. Theoharis is “Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival with the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II that organized the largest coordinated wave of nonviolent civil disobedience in 21st Century America and has since emerged as one of the nation’s leading social movement forces.” She is the author of Always with Us? What Jesus Really Said about the Poor (Eerdmans, 2017). (See: http://liztheoharis.org/about/)

Barbara Winslow, bwpurplewins@gmail.com, is available to speak on the historic struggle for the vote.

She is a Professor Emerita at Brooklyn College. She “is a historian of women’s activism as well as the founder and director emerita of the Shirley Chisholm Project. She is the author of Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change (2013) and a coeditor of Clio in the Classroom: A Guide for Teaching U.S. Women’s History (2009). As she describes it, Winslow found her own political voice with the beginning of the women’s liberation movement in Seattle, a movement she was an integral part of.” (See: https://www.oah.org/lectures/lecturers/view/1640/barbara-winslow/; https://depts.washington.edu/antiwar/interview_winslow.shtml)

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