Timothy V. Johnson

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Timothy V. Johnson is a librarian at New York University and a left journalist.

He is Librarian for Africana Studies, Anthropology and Food Studies.

Malcolm X conference

A conference, Malcolm X: Radical Tradition and a Legacy of Struggle was held in New York City, November 14 1990.

The "Malcolm X and Muhammad Speaks Newspaper" panel consisted of;

Chairperson:

Panel:

  • Timothy V. Johnson, Peoples Daily World, author of Malcolm X. A Comprehensive Annotated Bibliography

CPUSA

In 1990, Tim Johnson served on the African-American Equality Commission of the Communist Party USA.[2]

Committees of Correspondence

In 1997 Timothy V. Johnson served on the National Co-Ordinating Committee of the Committees of Correspondence.[3]

CoC training school

According to Georgia Wever the first Leadership Training School ever organized by the Committees of Correspondence took place during July 1998 , at a woodland location in upstate New York. For almost a week, the 24 participants - who came from Northern California, Chicago, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the New York metropolitan area - "talked, challenged, sang, learned, swam, disagreed, feasted, danced, camped, and asked questions."

The curriculum was planned by a committee composed of Mael Apollon, Robin Busch, Leslie Cagan, Pat Fry, Bobby Greenberg, Mel Pritchard, Roque Ristorucci and Zach Robinson. In the follow-up to the Leadership Training School, the curriculum planning committee became the National Education and Literature Committee. It is co-chaired by Bob Greenberg and Mel Pritchard.

Interactive sessions were led by Timothy V. Johnson and Shirley McClain.

Social Forum CCDS workshop

There was a very successful Southern region Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism workshop at the 2010 Social Forum in Detroit—about twelve individuals came to the panel. Bill Chandler, Ashlee Henderson, Brandon Wallace, and Tim Johnson were presenters.[4]

Online University of the Left

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The Online University of the Left, a new `Left Unity’ project, was initiated by the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism in 2012. It’s core orientation is Marxist, but it contains teaching resources reflecting the full range of views on the wider left. About 50 left academics are involved in the core group so far-Richard Wolff, David Schweickart, Rose Brewer, Timothy Johnson, Gregory Morales, Bill Tabb, Ellen Schwartz, Jerry Harris, Linda Alcoff, Dana Cloud, Gar Alperovitz, to name a few.

One of the OUL’s key aims is to solve this problem of scattered resources, creating a web portal that will bring much of this valuable material together in one spot in cyberspace.

Carl Davidson is lead organizer.[5]

References

  1. http://www.brothermalcolm.net/sections/malcolm/old/workshop.html
  2. PWW October 20, 1990, page 24
  3. CoC Corresponder November 1996/January 1997 Page 2
  4. CCDS Mobilizer Vol. 6 No. 2 Summer 2010 page 6
  5. CCDS discussion page, accessed July 8, 2012