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 Dr. Hue Tam Ho Tai

Dr. Hue Tam Ho Tai

Dr. Hue Tam Ho Tai is a professor of Sino-Vietnamese History at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the social and cultural history of modern Vietnam. Dr. Tai is the author of Passion, Betrayal, and Revolution in Colonial Saigon: The Memoirs of Bao Luong, Radicalism and the Origins of the Vietnamese Revolution, and Millenarianism and Peasant Politics in Vietnam.

 Dr. Meta Mendel Reyes

Dr. Meta Mendel Reyes

Dr. Meta Mendel Reyes is a professor at Berea College and she teaches Peace as well as Social Justice. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. She loves to be a community service worker for people in California and she helps people in Philadelphia with race-related issues.

 James Mackenzie Fallows

James Mackenzie Fallows

James Mackenzie Fallows is a writer, editor, columnist, and journalist. His writing pieces have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Slate, and many others. He has been a professor visiting several universities in the U.S and China. In addition, he wrote ten books and received the 1983 National Book Award. He studied at Harvard University for his Bachelor's degree in 1970 and Queen's College, Oxford for economic development.

 Paul Critchlow

Paul Critchlow

Paul Critchlow is a Vietnam veteran with years of experience in government, finance, and journalism.  Critchlow retired from the Bank of America as the head of communications and public affairs. Previously, he served as the chief political writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and then as press secretary to Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh. Critchlow has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska, Omaha and a Master's degree from Columbia University.  Paul Critchlow served in Vietnam and he considers this experience the watershed event in his life.  

 Stephen Gaskin

Stephen Gaskin

Stephen Gaskin (1935 - 2014) was an American counterculture Hippie Icon. He was an author of over a dozen books and a political activist. He went to prison in 1974 for marijuana possession and his voting rights were rescinded. Gaskin was a recipient for the first Right Livelihood Award in 1980 and an inductee in the Counterculture Hall of Fame in 2004.

Acel Moore

Acel Moore

Acel Moore (1940-2016) is the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist who began his career with the Philadelphia Inquirer.  He began as a copy clerk in 1962 and worked his way toward becoming a staff writer from 1rom 1968-1981.  In 1979, Moore won the Pennsylvania Bar Association Scale of Justice Award for his series on the juvenile court system.  During this time he also co-hosted a TV show called Black Perspectives on the News on Philadelphia WHYY Public Television.  In 1973, Moore won the Pulitzer Prize for local investigative reporting for his series on abuse of inmates at Fairview State Hospital.  From 1980-1989, he served on the faculty at the University of California-Berkeley where he administered the school's summer program for minority journalists.  Through the years he also was a faculty member at Temple University and Florida A & M University.  Moore lectured at many colleges all over America and directed recruitment, training, and staff development at the Philadelphia Inquirer where he was Associate Editor and member of the prestigious editorial board.  Acel Moore founded the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in 1975 and was honored with the NABJ 2005 Legacy Award.  In 1984, he also created the Journalism Career Development Workshop that trained dozens of Philadelphia high school students,  The program continues today in his honor. He was the recipient of many honors right through his retirement in 2004.  

Alan Canfora and Dr. Roseann Chic Canfora

Alan Canfora and Dr. Roseann Chic Canfora

Dr. Roseann "Chic" Canfora is an educator. She received her Master's degree in Journalism and Public Relations at Kent State University, where she also earned a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. Currently, she is a Chief Communications Officer at Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Dr. Canfora is the sister of Alan Canfora and an eyewitness to the Kent State massacre on May 4, 1970.

Alan Canfora (1949-2020) was a survivor of the Kent State massacre who was shot in the wrist by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. Canfora was an activist, student organizer and political activist who earned a Bachelor's degree in General Studies and a Master's degree in Library Science. He was the Library Director at Akron Law Library in Akron, Ohio.

Albert Santoli

Albert Santoli

Al Santoli is a writer and a former combatant who served in Vietnam. He earned a Bronze Star for valor and three Purple Hearts. He has also served as a policy oversight expert in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is currently teaching at the Institute of World Politics.

Art Carey

Art Carey

Art Carey worked as a reporter, staff writer, editor and columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 34 years. He has a Bachelor's degree in English from Princeton University and a Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University. Carey has won several states and national journalism awards for his newspapers and magazine articles.

Barbara Easley-Cox

Barbara Easley-Cox

Barbara Easley-Cox is a civil rights activist most known for her involvement with the Black Panther Party while attending San Francisco State University. She worked in the Oakland, C.A., Philadelphia, P.A., New York, N.Y., and international chapters for the Party. She also participated in several survival programs hosted by the Party. Easley continues her dedication to social work and political activism today.

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