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Christine E. Ahn
is a policy analyst who writes and speaks frequently on human
rights, poverty, globalization, militarism, philanthropy, and North Korea. After
obtaining her master's degree in public policy from Georgetown University, she
was awarded a Ford Foundation New Voices Fellowship to work with Food First.
Ahn's work has appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco
Chronicle, International Herald Tribune, and other media. She coauthored (with
Pablo Eisenberg) the groundbreaking Georgetown University report "Trustee
Fees: Use and Abuse." She also edited Shafted: Free Trade and America's Working
Poor (Food First Books, 2003). Formerly the director of the Peace and Interna-
tional Solidarity Program at the Women of Color Resource Center, in Oakland,
California, Ahn now serves on the board of the National Committee for Respon-
sive Philanthropy.
is an adjunct professor of African American studies and eth-
nic studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Allen received his Ph.D. in
sociology from the University of California, San Francisco. He is an editor of The
Black Scholar and the author/editor of several books, including Black Awakening
in Capitalist America; Reluctant Reformers: The Impact of Racism on Social Move-
ments in the US; The Port Chicago Mutiny; and Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black
Men in America. Allen has been the recipient of many honors including a Gug-
genheim Fellowship and an American Book Award (shared with coeditor Herb
Boyd for Brotherman).
is a Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA) member and
co-founder as well as national steering collective member of INCITE! Women of
Color Against Violence.
Communities Against Rape and Abuse
(CARA)is a vibrant grassroots project
in Seattle, Washington, that promotes a broad agenda for liberation and social
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