A Busy Fall Semester for Cynthia Boaz

boazc.jpgFrom speaking engagements to organizing charity drives, assistant professor of political science Cynthia Boaz has had a busy Fall semester.

On Sept. 26, she was a guest speaker (preceding Alice Walker) at the Petaluma Progressive Festival.

On October 22, she was a guest speaker at Healdsburg High School's Progressive Club, where she discussed media coverage of nonviolent struggles.

She served as moderator for the Oct. 27 Election Forum with the League of Women Voters, sponsored by SSU and Associated Students Inc.

Boaz also presented at the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County on Oct. 29, discussing stategic nonviolent action.

She organized a Nov. 2 coat drive and collected more than 150 coats for donation to the Sonoma County Task Force for the Homeless.

On Nov. 3, she was a panelist for the It Matters! post-election forum, sponsored by sponsored by the University Library and also featuring President Armiñana, Jim Sweeney of the Press Democrat, and moderated by David McCuan.

Her webinar on Media and Civil Resistance for the U.S. Institute of Peace and the
International Center on Nonviolent Conflict was delivered Nov. 11.

Coming up, she is a panel organizer and presenter (for Project Censored) for the Common Bond Institute's "Engaging the Other" Annual Conference, taking place at SSU from Nov. 19-21. Co-panelists include Michael Nagler of the Metta Center for Nonviolence, Lisa Maldonado of the North Bay Labor Council, Tony Kashani, and Mickey Huff.

On Dec. 3, Boaz will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for a school in Mae Sot, Thailand for Burmese refugees, organized by the Burmese-American Democratic Alliance.

And from January 4-31, she will be a guest scholar, UNESCO Chair of Philosophy for Peace, MA Program in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies in Castellon de la Plana, Spain.

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