Date(s) - 10/26/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church Jamaica Plain
Alissa Quart Alissa Quart is the executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and co-founded its present incarnation. She is also the author of several acclaimed books including, Branded: the Buying and Selling of Teenagers, Hothouse Kids, and the forthcoming Squeezed: the High Price of the American Family. She currently writes the Outclassed column for The Guardian and has written for many other publications, including The New York Times. her multimedia projects include the Emmy-nominated The Last Clinic. She has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, among other universities, and was a 2010 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. [Photo by Charlie Gross]
Anne Phillips was born and raised in a working-class family in Minnesota with the benefit of great public schools. She was a first-generation college student who earned a B.S. in Communication Studies at the University of Texas. She became an activist in college while fighting for fair pay for campus service staff and as a part of the anti-sweatshop, and anti-globalization movements of the late 90s. Anne went on to become a community organizer and then fundraiser on behalf of many different causes including transportation, the environment, reproductive rights, worker rights and healthcare. She is currently the Executive Director of Class Action and a board member for Democracy Brewing, a new worker-owned cooperative brewery in Boston. Her passions (in no particular order) include bicycling, swimming, building community, racial justice, and her 2 grey cats.
Sophia Boyer taught middle and high school for fifteen years before venturing into instructional coaching. As an instructional coach Sophia works in a variety of schools whose administrators have requested coaching services or professional development supports for teachers. Sophia is experienced in humanities instruction, ESL teaching, program administration, teacher training, curriculum development, professional development and program planning and evaluation. Sophia was born in Haiti, educated in the U.S. and currently resides in Cambridge. She earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology/History from Regis College, postgraduate degrees in Human Development and Urban Education from Wheelock College, and is currently pursuing her EdD in Higher Education Administration from Regis College.