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Here is a look at some of our previous Guest Speakers:
2017 Public Session #1: Barbara Smith (born 1946) is an American lesbian feminist, and socialist who has played a significant role in building and sustaining Black Feminism in the United States. Since the early 1970s she has been active as a critic, teacher, lecturer, author, scholar, and publisher of Black feminist thought. She has also taught at numerous colleges and universities over the last twenty five years. Smith’s essays, reviews, articles, short stories and literary criticism have appeared in a range of publications, including The New York Times Book Review, The Black Scholar, Ms., Gay Community News, The Guardian, The Village Voice, Conditions and The Nation. Barbara has a twin sister, Beverly Smith, who is also a lesbian feminist activist and writer. Find out more about her great work at https://barbarasmithaintgonna.com/
2016 Public Session #4: Bethany Gonyea, MS is the Founder of the Albany Peace Project & currently Director of NUMINOUS, an inter-faith spiritual organization that specializes in teaching members reliable methods that heighten consciousness to strengthen and inspire dynamic lives of service. Her highest hope for this research is that as people create a peaceful space within themselves each day during the months of January 2013-2023 and invite others to do the same, they will be inspired by the still small voice within each of them to follow their own genius and change the world for the better in their own unique ways. Find out more at http://www.albanypeaceproject.com
2016 Public Session #10: Colin Donnarumma, Esq. is the President of NYCLU Chapital Region Chapter.
Photograph by Brett Carlsen Albany City Councilman Dominick Calsolaro speaks on his shared beliefs of the necessity to focus on the environment. Over 200 Native and non-Native paddlers launch onto the Hudson River to travel from Albany, New York to the United Nations in New York City, New York to honor and renew the Two Row Wampum treaty agreed upon in 1613. Albany, New York 7/28/13