Alice Kessler Harris

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Alice Kessler Harris a Professor of History at Columbia University, is a prominent labor and feminist historian. She has published numerous books on women and work, including Women Have Always Worked: A Historical Overview. This essay draws on some of the themes of her forthcoming Pursuit of Equity: How Gender Shaped American Economic Citizenship (Oxford University Press). Insofar as we understand economic citizenship as a prelude to democratic participation, we need to adopt political strategies that enhance the independence of all women. [1]

DSA youth conference

A Democratic Socialists of America Youth Cection, annual winter conference was held February 16-18, 1990 Columbia University New York. Speakers included;[2]

DSA member

In 1990, Alice Kessler Harris was in the History department of Temple University and a member of Democratic Socialists of America.[3]

MDS Board member

On February 17, 2007, the Movement for a Democratic Society held a well attended conference[4]at New York City’s New School University.

The business portion of the meeting followed with each board nominee introducing themselves to the conference. The board, a very diverse group, was voted in by acclamation... Board nominees where were not able to attend the conference were included in the appointment by acclamation. The list included Elliott Adams, Panama Vicente Alba, Tariq Ali, Stanley Aronowitz, David Barsamian, Rosalyn Baxandall, John Bracey, Jr., John Brittain, Robb Burlage, Noam Chomsky, Jayne Cortez, Carl Davidson, Angela Davis, Bernardine Dohrn, Barbara Epstein, Gustavo Esteva, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Stephen Fleischman, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Tom Hayden, Gerald Horne, Florence Howe, Mike James, Robin D G Kelley, Alice Kessler Harris, Rashid Khalidi, Mike Klonsky, Betita Martinez, Ethelbert Miller, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Barbara Ransby, Patricia Rose, Michael Rossman, Studs Terkel, Charlene Teters, Jerry Tucker, Immanuel Wallerstein, Cornel West, Leonard Weinglass and Howard Zinn.

Feminists for Peace and Barack Obama

In early 2008 Alice Kessler Harris, of Columbia University signed a petition circulated by Feminists for Peace and Barack Obama[5].

In the coming elections, it is important to remember that war and peace are as much \"women\'s issues\" as are health, the environment, and the achievement of educational and occupational equality. Because we believe that all of these concerns are not only fundamental but closely intertwined, this Tuesday we will be casting our vote for Senator Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.