Karie Gubbins

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Karie Gubbins

Karie A. Gubbins

Education/activism

Karie Gubbins received her MA in Public Policy and International Affairs from William Paterson University in 2008 and is currently a doctoral student in Global Affairs at Rutgers University, Newark. Her primary research interests include sex trafficking, particularly how opposing feminist ideologies affect national policy. The majority of her research has focused on prostitution policies in Eastern and Western Europe. Karie also teaches at William Paterson University in both the Women's and Gender Studies and Sociology Departments and is Board Member of the North Jersey Coalition Against Trafficking. Karie has given several lectures on Human Trafficking and the Global Sex Trade[1].

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Karie Gubbins, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.[2]

DSA Economic Crisis Group

In 2009 DSA member Rob Saute was the primary mover behind the establishment of NYC DSA Economic Crisis Group, which has since attracted the active participation of Karie Gubbins, Jason Schulman, Michael Hirsch, Itzhak Epstein, Peter Frase, and Chris Maisano[3].

The NYC DSA Economic Crisis Group seeks to study the reasons why the current economic crisis happened and possible ways in which the local, national, global economies can be restructured along more democratic and egalitarian lines.
It will attempt to use such understandings to conduct economic organizing in New York City, produce a small number of short pieces of popular literature on the crisis, and conduct public educational fora that will advance an analysis and program of action that reflects the ideological and political orientation of DSA in the broad left, which could use an infusion of the kind of visionary yet pragmatic radicalism that is our organization’s hallmark. Such activities will also be aimed at recruiting new members who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of the crisis and who are open to embracing the particular intellectual and political contribution DSA can make. We believe that these goals are achievable, and that any socialist organization worth its salt should have a theoretical and practical program concerning the deepest crisis of capitalism in 80 years.

YDS of WPUNJ Facebook group

Members of the Young Democratic Socialists of WPUNJ closed Facebook group, accessed September 3, 2017, included Karie Gubbins.[4]

New York DSA Facebook group

Members of the New York City Democratic Socialists of America Public Facebook Group, as of July 20, 2017 included Karie Gubbins.[5]

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