Fall 2006 Quarter


Fall 2006 / Winter 2007 program at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

Faculty members: Peter Bohmer, Zoltán Grossman, Tony Zaragoza

Political Economy resources



Political Economy critically analyzes economic systems, particularly capitalism. It examines the interplay of politics & economics in the historical development of a society and its social relations, particularly class relations. Systemic analyses of unequal power in the determination of the production, distribution, consumption and exchange of goods & services are central to political economy. Social Movements are a collective expression by noninstitutionalized ("grassroots") groups seeking or resisting social change. It is a social network attempting--mainly from outside the power structure--to bring about institutional changes, or to assert the power and self-determination of a particular social community.

"The point, however, is to change it...."

Description / Faculty Assignments
Rooms / Times Credit Requirements
Books Media / Culture
Economics Weekly Schedule / Readings

Bookmark this syllabus website (http://academic.evergreen.edu/curricular/PESM)
The syllabus is subject to change; website updates supersede the printed syllabus.

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Lecture download links are in the Weekly Class Schedule below.



This program is designed to introduce students to the major concepts, historical developments and theories in political economy & social movements and to provide a foundation for more advanced work in political economy and the social sciences. We will examine the historical construction of U.S. political economy, the role social movements have played in its development, and possibilities for social justice, self-determination and equality.

A central goal is to gain a clear understanding of how and why the U.S. economy has been organized and reorganized over time, how it has been controlled, who has and has not benefited from it, the nature of exploitation, racism and sexism, and how social movements, particularly those based on race, class and gender, have resisted and shaped its direction. We will analyze everyday understandings of our human experience and social relations and how they are influenced by media, schools, dominant ideology and popular culture. We will also examine the current and future direction of U.S. economy and society, and how various social movements are responding to the changing political economy­locally, nationally and globally. Effects of the U.S. political economy on meeting people's needs in the U.S. and elsewhere will be major themes.

Fall quarter's work will focus primarily on the historical development of the United States, while we learn and critique ideologies such as liberalism, feminist theories, marxism, anarchism and neoclassical economics. A question of ongoing importance will be how economic exploitation relates to other forms of social oppression such as racism, sexism and homophobia. Current economic restructuring efforts and the reorganization of the social welfare state and the implications for growing inequality of income and wealth, for poverty and the changing nature of work will also be examined. We will study, in depth, changes and continuities in the post-September 11 period with regards to militarism, attacks on dissent and new forms of racism. For each of these topics we will examine the role of race, class, nation and gender and the relationships among them, as well as local and national building of social movements that propose solutions to social problems.

Winter quarter's work will center on the interrelationship between the U.S. economy and the changing global system, as well as the history of capitalism and its rise to global prominence. We will study the causes and consequences of the globalization of capital and its effects in our daily lives, the role of multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, the IMF and the WTO, the meaning of various trade agreements and regional organizations, and the response of social movements opposing this emerging global order. We will pay attention to the human consequences of imperialist globalization, and resistance to it in case studies from the global South and global North. We will look at alternatives to neoliberal capitalism including socialism, participatory economies and community-based economies.

The seminars will discuss all-program readings (mainly on Tuesdays), but will also discuss readings and experiences (on Fridays) from specific social movements. These three seminars will focus on immigration and labor (Bohmer), popular education and the prison system (Zaragoza), and environmental racism/justice & rural organizing (Grossman). Students working in Tony Zaragoza's seminar will be working in the Gateways for Incarcerated Youth program. Students who choose this option will attend class and learn with incarcerated students on Thursdays.

This program will emphasize a diversity of voices, drawing from program faculty, guest Evergreen faculty, and outside guest lecturers. Films will be shown throughout the program. There will be a substantial amount of reading in a variety of genres. Workshops and role-playing exercises in economics, international relations, writing and organizing for social change will be used. Students will learn popular education and participatory research methodologies and take part in projects using these methods. Students taking this program should have an interest in economics and the social sciences, in the theory and practice of social movements, and in principles of grassroots organizing.


Peter Bohmer

Office: Lab II Room2271 Tel.: 867-6431 E-mail: bohmerp@evergreen.edu

Faculty website at http:/./academic.evergreen.edu/b/bohmerp

Office hours: Tuesday 4:30-5:30 pm & by appt.


Zoltán Grossman

Office: Lab I Room3012 Tel: 867-6153 E-mail: grossmaz@evergreen.edu

Faculty website at http:/./academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz

Office hours: Tuesday 4:30-5:30 pm & by appt.


Tony Zaragoza

Office: Sem II D3106 Tel: 867-6408 E-mail: zaragozt@evergreen.edu

Office hours: Wednesday 9:00-10:00 am & by appt.


 Day Start End Class SEM II Room
 TUESDAY 10:00 am 11:30 am Political Economy presentation/lecture  E1107
  11:30 am 1:00 pm Economics presentation/lecture  E1107
  2:00 pm 4:30 pm Pete book seminar  C3107



Zoltan book seminar  C3109



Tony book seminar  D3109
 WEDNESDAY 9:30 am 10:00 am Student weekly cultural segment  E1107
10:30 am 12:30 pm Workshop (or guest, film, etc.) E1107
 FRIDAY 10:00 am 11:45 am Social Movement presentation/lecture  B1107
  11:45 am 1:00 pm Economics workshop B1107
  2:00 pm 4:30 pm Pete book/social movement seminar  C3107



Zoltan book/social movement seminar  C3109



Tony book/social movement seminar  D3109

REQUIRED BOOKS (all books and articles are available on reserve at the library)

Other articles and chapters will be handed out, put on line, and/or put on reserve in the library.

Bold indicates name used in schedule below.

*- Books also being considered for use in the winter quarter .

Kaufman, Cynthia, Ideas for Action (South End Press, 2003).

Bowles, Sam, Richard Edwards, Frank Roosevelt, (BER) Understanding Capitalism, 3rd edition (Oxford UP, 2005).*

Nash, Gary, Red, White and Black, 5th edition (Prentice Hall, 2005).

Smith, Andrea, Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (South End Press, 2005).*

Dollars & Sense, Real World Micro, (RW Micro) 13th edition (Dollars and Sense, 2006).

Allen, Theodore, Class Struggle and the Origins of Racial Slavery (Center for the Study of Working Class Life, 2006).

Roediger, David, Colored White, Transcending the Racial Past (University of California Press, 2003).

Martinez, Elizabeth, De Colores Means All of Us (South End Press; 1998).

Marx, Karl and Frederick Engels, The Communist Manifesto (Simon & Schuster, 1964).

Marx, Karl, Wage, Labor and Capital, and Value, Price and Profit (International Publishers).

Murolo, Priscilla & A.B. Chitty, From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend (New Press, 2001).

Ransby, Barbara, Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (University of North Carolina Press, 2006.)

hooks, bell, Feminist Theory: from Margin to Center (South End Press, 2000).

Hernandez, Daisy & Bushra Rehman, eds. Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (Seal Press, 2002).*

Schlosser, Eric , Fast Food Nation (Harper Collins, 2002).

Gedicks, Al, Resource Rebels (South End Press, 2001).*

Rose, Fred, Coalitions Across the Class Divide (Cornell University Press, 2000).*

The faculty have chosen and arranged the texts (books, articles, and videos) very carefully and expect that both those enrolled in and those teaching the program will read them very closely. A major program goal is not only to know what has happened historically and in the world of political economy (historical facts) but also to know why it has happened and/or is occurring (political theory). Therefore, a major part of the program will be focused on understanding events and becoming empowered to act on events now and in the future. It is thus very important that we all become close and careful readers of all the assigned material.

It is the policy of the college bookstore to return used books in the sixth week and new books in the seventh week. Please plan accordingly. In addition to these books, there are a number of articles in the syllabus that are available on-line via the program webpage and/or on closed reserve at the library circulation desk. You should print out or make copies of these materials for active reading and seminar discussion. In addition to readings, the PESM webpage will have the syllabus, schedule and program-related resources including news sites, maps, photos & writing resources. The program website address is http://academic.evergreen.edu/curricular/PESM. Bookmark the site for easy reference. We'll update it as changes are made, so the web version will be more current than the paper version. If you have resources, problems, or suggestions concerning the webpage, email Zoltán at grossmaz@evergreen.edu.        


Fall quarter we will study the assumptions, logic, conclusions, public policy and social implications of neoclassical economics. In fall, we will focus on  microeconomics. Key concepts such as scarcity, efficiency, demand and supply and opportunity cost will be analyzed. How labor and goods markets function: the determination of prices and output, and wages and profits in differing market structures will be studied. We will compare and contrast neoclassical and political economic approaches to topics such as markets, privatization, corporate behavior, wages, racial and gender discrimination and poverty. Introduction handout on economics


Discussion Paragraphs: Two detailed short discussion paragraphs with questions or comments need to be turned in at each seminar, with your name and the date. They should be detailed, and refer or respond to specific passages or aspects of the reading (not vague, general questions), and related to program lectures. These paragraphs will constitute your attendance in the seminar, and verify that you have completed and reflected on the reading.

Synthesis Essays: In the fall quarter you will write two synthesis essays. A synthesis essay requires you to relate the themes of different readings to each other in a clear analysis and argument. Your essay should draw convincingly from all or nearly all of the recent readings, as well as lectures, films, and prior program readings. It should work with the program materials to show your reasoning, evidential support, and careful judgment in the development of your thesis. These essays are used to verify that students have understood the themes of the readings and lectures. Please take care in your writing. This means treating your readers with respect by drafting, organizing, revising, and proofreading your essay. It should be presented with appropriate grammar, sentence structure, citations, and the usual bibliography. It should have page numbers and a title. See Evergreen Library's Citation & Style Guide page. More synthesis essay guidelines.

The synthesis essays will be staggered throughout the quarter. Not everyone's essay will be due on the same day nor will they work with exactly the same material. Each seminar will be divided, as voluntarily as possible, into three groups (A, B, C). Group A essays will be due in Weeks 3 & 7; Group B will be due in Weeks 4 & 8; Group C will be due in Weeks 5 & 9. On the due date, you will bring to seminar 2 copies of the essay (5-7 pages, stapled, 12 point double-spaced). The seminar faculty member will return one copy marked with comments, and keep the other for evaluation purposes. If the paper does not meet the paper guidelines, you may be required to submit a second draft.

Economics Problems/Questions: There will be four problem sets with questions coming primarily from the material in Understanding Capitalism, but integrating program material as well. The first three will be due on Friday, 10 am, of weeks 3, 5 and 8 of the quarter, and the last will be a cumulative set of problems/questions that will be handed out Wednesday of Week 9 and due, Friday of Week 10. Introduction handout on economics.


Thirty-two credits (sixteen at the end of each quarter) will be awarded to all students who successfully fulfill the program expectations. Students receiving less than twelve credits in the fall cannot continue into the winter quarter except in extenuating circumstances. To receive fall quarter credits, students will be expected to:

1. Regularly attend all program meetings;

2. Prepare for and participate in seminar, group discussions, and group work;

3. Write two detailed seminar paragraphs with questions and/or comments for each seminar's readings;

4. Write two analytical synthesis essays drawing on a range of program materials;

5. Successfully complete complete sets of economics problem/questions;

6. Participate fully in economics workshops;

7. Participate in an end-of-quarter evaluation conference and submit written self and faculty evaluations.

Engagement: Evergreen programs are not simply a collection of classes, but a deeper effort to form a learning community. We learn from each other, and are therefore responsible to each other to participate in the learning community. Participation is defined as active listening, speaking, and thinking. Communication and attendance are vital to build relationships among students, and between students and faculty. In the interest of fairness, we want all students to have equal access to all information, and to have their attendance count. The program and seminar e-mail lists are a critical part of staying informed about any changes to the syllabus, and any current events that relate to the program. If you do not use your @evergreen.edu address, you are required to forward e-mails to your preferred address. You should check your e-mail every weekday for any updates, and you are encouraged to pass along interesting news items that relate to the program.

All-program Attendance: Attending seminars and all-program activities is the other critical aspect of participating in the learning community. As Woody Allen once said: "80 percent of life is just showing up." Many students make great efforts to coordinate their transportation, jobs and family in order to attend class. In fairness to students who attend, there will be a sign-in sheet at all-program lectures, films, workshops, etc. for students to initial. Since attendance is a precondition of participation, absences will diminish your ability to earn full credit; more than three absences will likely lead to reduced credit. Three occasions of tardiness will equal one absence; it is in your own interest to be on time since class instructions are usually at the beginning. Absences will only be excused under extenuating circumstances (documented in an e-mail or phone message to your seminar's faculty member, preferably in advance).

Note-taking is strongly encouraged to retain information for discussion and assignments (such as the synthesis essays). Some powerpoints and other lectures can be downloaded and printed from links on the web to aid in note-taking. You should identify a friend who can take detailed notes in case of your excused absence.

Cooperative efforts. All-program work (and seminars) require collaborative and cooperative efforts from both faculty and students. Students should familiarize themselves with the Program Covenant, the Evergreen Social Contract and the Student Conduct Code regarding issues such as plagiarism and disruptive behavior. Normal adult behavior, of course, is expected and disruptive or disrespectful behavior will be grounds for being asked to leave the program.  In all program activities, please make sure your cell phones are turned off, and you do not make it difficult for students or faculty to listen or concentrate. Laptops are to be used only for taking notes, if at all.

Seminar Attendance: Seminar attendance, preparation, and participation is also considered very important to your individual success, as well as to the collective success of the group. We will not be dealing with settled questions, and the various authors will not always be in agreement or use the same theoretical frameworks. We will be considering topics of immense relevance to the lives of each and every one of us as well as to the larger society. The faculty anticipate lively and respectful discussion, differences, and controversy. The seminar will be a collaborative, exploratory undertaking and is the place where most of the integration, insights, and intellectual breakthroughs will be made. We are looking forward to engaged and vital seminar groups.

Discussion questions/comments: In order to help facilitate careful and critical reading, each student will compose two questions and/or discussable comments for each seminar's reading that will be turned in at seminar, beginning the first Friday. These thoughtful comments will be useful for beginning the seminars. They should be detailed, and refer or respond to specific passages or aspects of the reading (not vague, general questions).  These discussion questions will have your name and the seminar date, since they will constitute your attendance in the seminar, and verify that you have completed and reflected on the reading.  Students must always bring the reading itself to the seminar (and any assigned readings to all-program meetings).

Social movement seminars: On Fridays, the last part of the afternoon seminars will relate to specific social movements. The seminars will center on labor & immigration (Pete), popular education & the prison system (Tony), and environmental racism/justice & rural organizing (Zoltán). Seminar students will be engaging some of their own readings, and discussing program themes in the context of these social movements. They will discuss strategies and tactics that they would use to address some of these questions, if they were involved in these movements. In this way, we will go beyond theorizing about socio-economic questions, into practical application of these themes in real life. Students are encouraged (but not required) to get involved in social movements to get experience in solving these problems in their communities.

Evaluation: Your evaluation will consist of your seminar leader's written evaluation of your work, your self-evaluation, and the evaluation conference. You will be evaluated on your level of comprehension of the material, on your skills (writing, thinking, speaking, listening, research, presentation), and on your intellectual engagement with the major themes of the program as reflected in assignments and seminar discussions.

Accommodations: Please let your faculty know at the beginning of the quarter if there are any reasonable accommodations that you will need that will be coordinated through Evergreen's Access Services.


In both all-program and seminar meetings, we will often be discussing current events in the context of our program themes, and presentations and workshops may also relate to current events. One way to keep track is to read the New York Times, which is available free every morning in the CAB. You can also check out the New York Times website everyday at http://www.nytimes.com to keep up with world news; the registration is free. Check the boxes "Today's Headlines" and  "Breaking News Alerts" to get daily news briefs e-mailed to you.

Another way we are engaging contemporary life in the U.S. and the world is through culture. Every Wednesday, you are encouraged to bring in cultural or media items of interest that relate to our program themes. These can include reciting a poem, showing art pieces, playing a song with pertinent lyrics, viewing a music video clip with a social message, showing a political cartoon, viewing a short on-line video, etc. These items should preferably relate to the week's themes (particularly Wednesday's topics), or recent readings and discussions, but this is not absolutely necessary. From 9:30 to 10:00 , we will hear and discuss your cultural contributions; this is a required part of the class. If you need to use electronic media, you must come in 15 minutes early to set up any equipment (such as to test-run a laptop), so you do not unnecessarily use up any class time. You can present your own work or the work of others; there is no pressure, or evaluation of your presentation. Use your imagination and creativity; we want to get beyond the "facts" to discuss how meanings are constructed in our society today.


(P)= Pete Bohmer; (Z)= Zoltan Grossman; (T)= Tony Zaragoza


Tuesday 10:00 am-1:00 pm Introductions (T, Z, P); Thinking through the Schedule, Syllabus, & Seminars; General Expectations; Current Events
Tuesday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm

Read Kaufman, Intro (p 1-6)

Seminar introductions

Wednesday 9:30 am-12:30 pm

First Weekly Cultural Segment

Economics: Introduction (P)

All-program seminar on Kaufman

Read Kaufman, Chapters1-5 (pp 9-149); BER, Chapter 1

Friday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Competing Ideological Perspectives (P)

Economics Workshop (P)

Read RW Micro, Chapter 1

Friday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm Read Kaufman, Chapters 6-11 (pp 151-304)


Tuesday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

European Conquest of Native Nations [33 MB ppt] (Z)

Economics: Fundamentals of Political Economy and Neoclassical Economics (P)

Read BER, Chapters 2-3

Tuesday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm Read Smith. Foreword, Intro, Chapters 1-3; Nash, Chapters 9, 12
Wednesday 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Balance, Objectivity and the Media Workshop [7MB pdf] (T) [Photos 1 2 3 and Artwork 1 2 3 ]

How to write a press release (Z)

Friday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Antiwar Organizing and Activism [44 MB ppt] (Z) Social movements handout

Economics Workshop (P)

Read RW Micro, Chapter 3

Friday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm Read Nash Ch 6-8, 11 (p 134-217, 229-241, 265-316)


Tuesday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

White Settlement / Land Grab [28 MB ppt] (Z)

Economics: History of Economic Thought, The Surplus (P)

Read BER, Chapters 4-5

Tuesday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm Read Allen (whole) & Roediger Chapters 1, 4, 6, 7,8 (pp 3-26, 55-67, 97-137)
Wednesday 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Proslavery Ideology and Systematizing Whiteness (T) Ethnic Notions, Ethnic Notions Transcript, Race: The Power of an Illusion

Continuing Media Workshop [see Oct. 4]

Read Zinn article

Friday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Political Economy of Racism (P)

Economics Workshop (P); discuss BER, Ch. 4-5

Racial inequality handout

DUE: Economic Problem Sets #1 (Answers)

Friday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm

Read Roediger Chapters 9, 11-13 (pp 138-168, 179-240)

DUE: Group A Essays


Tuesday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Economics: Dynamics and Development of U.S. Capitalism (P) [in E1107]

Guest Speaker: Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez, activist and author of DeColores Means All of Us.

Read BER, Chapters 6-7

Tuesday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm Read Martinez, Foreword, Intro, & Parts 1, 3-5 (pp xv.-54, 82-196)
Wednesday 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Continued lecture on Development of U.S. Capitalism (P)

Guest Speaker: Selma James, a leader of the International Wages for Housework campaign and Global Women's Strike for Peace.

Friday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Impacts of immigration on U.S. working people (P); Migration and Economics [5 MB ppt] (Z), Washington immigration [21 MB ppt] (T), Tacoma Chinese [15 MB ppt]

Economics Workshop (P)

Read RW Micro, Chapter 4

Friday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm

Read Martinez Parts 2, 6 (pp 55-80, 197-254)

DUE: Group B Essays


Tuesday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Marxism: An Introduction (P)

Marxist Economics (P)

Tuesday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm Read Marx, Communist Manifesto; Preface to a Critique of Political Economy; James & Lee selections from Facing Reality (15 MB pdf).
Wednesday 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Wage-Labor and Capital Workshop (T)

Read Marx, Wage-Labor and Capital

Friday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Marxism & USSR (P), CLR James & Workers' Councils (Z), Skit on class struggle (T)

VIEW Salt of the Earth (P)

DUE: Economic Problem Sets #2 (Answers)

Friday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm

Read Gimenez (optional), Ehrenreich, Epstein, Sears articles (also on reserve)

DUE: Group C Essays


Tuesday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Different Conceptions of Labor (P)

Economics: Supply & Demand, Markets (P)

Read BER, Chapter 8

Tuesday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm Read Murolo, Chapters 3-8
Wednesday 9:30 am-12:30 pm

[No cultural segment due to guest speakers]

VIEW Finally Got the News (T)

Guest speakers: Rosalinda Guillén, Maria Cuevas, Monserat Mendoza (Eisenhower H.S. senior in Yakima), and Miguel Rodriguez (Yakima Valley College student) [on immigration activism & response to Minutemen: NotInMyCounty.org ]

Friday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

VIEW Taking Root video on immigration

Economics Workshop

Read RW Micro, Chapter 2

Friday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm Read Murolo Chapters 9-12


Tuesday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

VIEW You Got to Move (T)

Economics: Invisible Hand & Market Failure (P)

Read BER, Chapter 9

Tuesday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm Read Ransby Intro, Chapters 1-8 (pp 1-272)
Wednesday 9:30 am-12:30 pm

VIEW Lighting the 7th Fire (Z)

White Supremacist Movements (Z)

Guest Speaker: Angela Gilliam (Evergreen emeritus faculty)

Friday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Program Eval and Winter Quarter plans (P, Z)

Guest Performers/Speakers: Siren's Echo (Portland duo of Syndel and Toni Hill)

Economics Workshop (P)

Read RW Micro, Chapter 7

Friday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm

Read Ransby Chapters 9-12 (pp 273-374)

DUE: Group A Essays


Tuesday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Economics: Market Competition and Concentration [BER Ch. 10-11 & continuation of Nov. 7 lecture] (P)

Guest Speaker: Therese Saliba (Evergreen faculty) on Feminist Theory

Read BER, Chapters 10-11

Tuesday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm Read hooks, Prefaces, Chapters 1-12
Wednesday 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Monica Peabody (Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition in Olympia)

VIEW A Place of Rage

Friday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Women in the Economy (P)

Economics Workshop (T)

Read RW Micro, Chapter 5

DUE: Economic Problem Sets #3 [Answers]

Friday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm

Read Hernandez (pp 54-70, 99-118, 230-244, 382-394)

DUE: Group B Essays



Tuesday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Rise and Fall of the Accord (P)

Economics: Wages, the Labor Market and Work (P)

Read BER, Chapter 12

Tuesday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm Read Schlosser, Intro to Chapter 7 (pp 1-166)
Wednesday 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Workshop on Class and Labor with Felice Yeskel, director of Class Action

McDonalds around the world (Z)

Friday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Guest speaker: Rev. Edward Pinckney, pastor of the Bethel Christian Restoration Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and executive director of Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO)

Coalition of Immokalee Workers tomato pickers' actions against fast food chains (T)

Current U.S. Economy (P)

Read RW Micro, Chapter 6

Friday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm

Read Schlosser, Chapter 8 - to Afterword (pp 169-288)

DUE: Group C Essays


Tuesday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Guest speaker: Kate Villarreal (Community Organizer in the Community Coalition for Environmental Justice) on environmental justice / racism & gentrification in Seattle.

Economics: Technological Change and Work (T)

VIEW: Battle for Broad

Read BER, Chapter 13

Tuesday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm Read Gedicks Chapters 4-5 (pp 127-178); Rose, Part I (pp 1-33)
Wednesday 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Guest Speakers/Performers:

Jim Page Seattle songwriter, poet, activist

John Ross author/activist on Mexican social movements

Cecilia Santiago Vera social psychologist from Chiapas, brought by Mexico Solidarity Network

Friday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Unlikely Alliances of Native & non-Native communities for environmental justice (Z)

VIEW Keepers of the Water on Wisconsin alliance to stop mining corporations (Z)

Economics Workshop (P)

Read RW Micro, Chapter 8

Friday seminar 2:00-4:30 pm

Read Rose (pp 35-73, 146-165, 206-218)

DUE: Economics Cumulative Problem Sets




Guest speakers on Nov. 1 (from left): Maria Cuevas (Yakima Valley College instructor), Monserat Mendoza (Eisenhower H.S. senior in Yakima), Miguel Rodriguez (Yakima Valley College student), and Rosalinda Guillén (Comunidad a Comunidad in Bellingham, Whatcom County), discussing the "Águilas del Norte" (Eagles of the North) legal observer group monitoring the anti-immigrant Minutemen vigilantes, and discussing the Spring 2006 high school walkouts against anti-immigrant legislation . For more information, see Not in My County, and Vigilante Watch.


Guest performers / speakers on Nov. 10: Siren's Echo, a Portland duo of Oldominion's Syndel and Hungry Mob's Toni Hill.


Guest speaker on Oct. 18 (left): Selma James, a leader of the International Wages for Housework campaign and Global Women's Strike for Peace.

Guest speaker on Oct. 17 (right): Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez, activist and author of DeColores Means All of Us.



Guest speaker on Nov. 8 (left): Evergreen emeritus faculty member Angela Gilliam. Guest speaker on Nov. 14 (right): Evergreen faculty member Therese Saliba



Guest speaker on Nov. 15 (left): Monica Peabody of Olympia's Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition.

Guest speaker on Dec. 1 (right): Rev. Edward Pinckney, pastor of the Bethel Christian Restoration Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and executive director of Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO)



Guest speaker on Dec. 5 (left): Kate Villarreal, Community Organizer in the Community Coalition for Environmental Justice in Seattle.

Guest speaker on Dec. 6 (right): John Ross, author and activist on social resistance in Mexico and the U.S.



Guest speaker on Nov. 29 (left): Felice Yeskel, director of Class Action

Guest performer on Dec. 6 (right): Jim Page, Seattle songwriter, poet, and activist

Guest speaker on Dec. 6: Cecilia Santiago Vera, Social psychologist from Chiapas, brought by Mexico Solidarity Network [No photo available]


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