is trying something new in this issue. Here is an analysis of President
Obama's address to the joint session of congress about health care
in audio form. I spoke with four members of the BC Editorial Board
immediately after the speech ended.
We hope you enjoy listening and will participate
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Editorial Board member, Ethel Long - Scott, is the Executive Director
of the Women's Economic Agenda Project, (WEAP).
For nearly 40 years, Ethel Long - Scott has been on a mission to increase
social and economic justice in jobs as varied as non - profit executive
director, grassroots community organizer and political campaign strategist.
Often that has meant working with labor and community groups to create
opportunities for constructive social change where none seemed to
exist. Always that has meant community organizing at a grassroots
level to help ordinary people amplify their voices by teaming up with
She is known nationally and internationally
for devoting her life to the education and leadership of people
at the losing end of society, especially women of color. She is
dedicated to economic security and justice and believes that the
US is engaged in a relentless war against workers and the poor.
to contact Ms. Long - Scott.
Editorial Board member, the Rev. Irene Monroe, is a religion columnist,
theologian, and public speaker. A native of Brooklyn, Rev. Monroe
is a graduate from Wellesley College and Union Theological Seminary
at Columbia University, and served as a pastor at an African-American
church before coming to Harvard Divinity School for her doctorate
as a Ford Fellow. Reverend Monroe is the author of Let Your Light Shine Like a Rainbow Always: Meditations on Bible
Prayers for Not-So-Everyday Moments. As an African American
feminist theologian, she speaks for a sector of society that is frequently
invisible. Her website is irenemonroe.com.
to contact the Rev. Monroe.
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