Friday, January 11, 2008

Dr. Julia Willebrand added to Campaign School

Good News, Dr. Willebrand has been added as a guest presenter at our January 19th Campaign School, she will be discussing Green Campaigns around the world.

Dr. Julia Willebrand is an environmental and antiwar activist who has worked for peace.

Dr. Willebrand has served as chair of the NYC Sierra Club Solid Waste Committee, chair of the Manhattan Citizens' Solid Waste Advisory Board, and on the steering committee of the Citywide Recycling Advisory Board, among other positions, and has testified frequently at hearings on solid waste, air and water pollution, and sprawl. She has been a Fulbright Professor to Hungary, a union delegate, chair of college ESL and English programs, a teacher-trainer, and a testing and curriculum development specialist for adult education programs. As a United Federation of Teachers delegate in the 1960s, she was part of a caucus that succeeded in withdrawing their support for the war in Vietnam. She and her late husband were draft counselors, helping young men avoid service in the Vietnam War.

Dr. Willebrand has a B.A. in American Studies from City College, and a Masters and Doctorate in Education from Columbia University.

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