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American Crisis in Civil Liberties & the Role of Religion
St. John’s presents a series on the American crisis in civil liberties and the role of religion.

#2 … Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Forum on Populism, Racism & Civil Liberties:

What are the driving forces behind the far right populist movement?
How much is economics, or frustration, with current politicians?
And, how do we resist a slide towards fascism and protect and enhance civil liberties?
Come hear the views of these eminent authorities:

Ronald Robles Sundstrom
Ronald Robles Sundstrom
 is the Philosophy Department Chair at the University of San Francisco and teaches for USF’s African American Studies program and the Master of Public Affairs program, for the Leo T. McCarthy Center of Public Service and the Common Good. His areas of research include political theory, critical social and race theory, and African American and Asian American philosophy. Sundstrom’s publications include: The Browning of America and The Evasion of Social Justice and “Frederick Douglass” from The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Tifanni Marie Johnson
Tifanni Marie Johnson 
(Ph.D. Candidate UC Berkeley) is the Co-director of H2O Productions, a multi-faceted urban youth arts program. Additionally, she continues as Director of Student Life and an academic advisor at San Francisco’s Leadership High School, where she practices and studies the use of critical pedagogy in urban schools. She pursued Education in her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and continued her research within San Francisco State’s Equity & Social Justice graduate program. Johnson’s research spans the areas of schooling and curriculum change, teacher development and retention, critical pedagogy, cultural and ethnic studies and arts.

William SullivanWilliam Sullivan is Senior Scholar at the New American Colleges and Universities. He was formerly Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Sullivan is co-author of the highly acclaimed study of American civil society– Habits of the Heart and The Good Society. His most recent book is Liberal Learning as a Quest for Purpose.

Co-sponsored by the Ecumenical Peace InstituteThe Way Christian Center, and Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA)
DOWNLOAD Populism Racism Forum 8.5×11 PDF

St. John’s Presbyterian Church of Berkeley

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