Tag: Privatization

“The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy”

Si Kahn and Elizabeth Minnich
Si Kahn and Elizabeth Minnich: “The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy”
Tuesday, November 29 2005, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
Elizabeth Minnich: “Privatized Lives, Transforming Knowledge: Education for an Inclusive Democracy"
Wednesday, November 30 2005, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
Workshop with Si Kahn: “Blood From Stones: Organizing Against For-Profit Private Prisons”
Thursday, December 1 2005, 12:20pm, Chadbourne Residential College, Main Lounge

Si Kahn has worked for 40 years as a civil rights, labor, and community organizer. He is executive director of Grassroots Leadership, a 25-year old progressive non-profit organization that works to abolish for-profit private prisons, jails, and detention centers. He is the author of How People Get Power, Organizing: A Guide for Grassroots Leaders, and most recently The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy (with Elizabeth Minnich). A songwriter and musician, Kahn is releasing his 15th CD Blood From Stones concurrently with The Fox in the Henhouse.


Elizabeth Minnich (Ph.D., Philosophy, New School University) is Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She has worked for 40 years as a university professor and administrator, author, speaker, workshop leader, consultant, and scribe. A feminist philosopher, she has lectured at over 150 colleges and universities and is the author of Transforming Knowledge (Temple, 1990) and The Fox in the Henhouse.

Mexico, the U.S., and the Left in Latin America

The Democratic Socialists of America, the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS) and The Havens Center present
Saul Escobar Toledo
Politics Moving Left in Latin America
Tuesday, May 1, 12-1 pm, 206 Ingraham (co-sponsored by LACIS)
Mexico-US Relations: The PRD Perspective
Wednesday May 2nd, 7pm, room 1121 Humanities Building

Saul Escobar Toledo was trained as an economist at UNAM in Mexico City and became one of the founding members of the PRD in 1989. Since then he has served the party in various functions, including coordinator of political economy and fiscal reform, member of the national planning committee, and PRD representative to the Federal Electoral Institute. He has published essays on labor reform and effects of globalization in Mexico and taught economics and political science at UNAM, Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Azcapotzalco, and Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Mr. Escobar Toledo speaks fluent English.