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Another world is not only possible, she is on her way, on a quiet day I can hear her breathing. -Arundati Roy
B.A. Development Studies, U.C. Berkeley, M.A. Ph.D. Philosophy, Unviersity of Massachusetts, Amherst
Cynthia Kaufman is the Director of the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action at De Anza College where she also teaches Philosophy. She is the author of two books on social change â€œGetting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope (Lexington Books 2012) and Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change (South End Press 2003). She is a lifelong social change activist, having worked on issues such as tenants' rights, police abuse, union organizing, international politics, and most recently climate change. She received her PhD and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her B.A. in Development Studies from University of California, Berkeley.
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