A dependable and accessible agency with a 25 year history, Progressive Voices promotes speakers and performers addressing the environment, human and civil rights, as well as global, multicultural, media, women and gender issues. For schools and community groups, we offer cutting edge lecture and performing artist programs for every budget whether it be for a convocation, orientation or a coffeehouse. As a current associate member of the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA), we are open to and encourage block booking of our programs.
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In his talks, Tom Grace explores one of the more searing incidents of the Vietnam era of American history, the killing of four students and the wounding of nine others, including the speaker, by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in May, 1970. In his recently published book, Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties, the speaker punctures a number of myths about the university and the tragedy itself.
Whistleblowing, Constitutional rights, civil liberties, secrecy, surveillance and abusive government power While at the NSA, Thomas Drake blew the whistle on multi-billion dollar programmatic fraud, waste and abuse, the critical loss and coverup of 9/11 intelligence and a dragnet electronic mass surveillance and data mining program conducted on a vast scale with the approval of the White House after 9/11.
Norman Solomon is a journalist whose accuracy and courage in revealing the media bias “behind the news” informs and inspires audiences around the country. This nationally syndicated columnist is co-author of the widely praised book Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias in News Media, which the Washington Post Book World concluded “makes a worthy addition to the library of any student of American news media, social structure and political science. MORE->>
Human Rights and Arms Control: The Missing Elements in U.S. Middle East Policy
One of the country’s top progressive critics of U.S. Middle East policy, Stephen Zunes is a dynamic speaker who brings supporters of both Israel and Palestine together in exposing how U.S. policy has undermined the legitimate aspirations of both peoples. MORE->>
Belva Davis is an award-winning journalist who has covered politics for four decades. She has anchored at three major network affiliates – CBS, NBC and PBS – and currently hosts a highly respected political affairs program for KQED-TV in San Francisco, the most watched public station in the country. | MORE->>
An attorney and longtime activist for urban issues, Randy Shaw shows how positive change can still be accomplished despite an increasingly grim political order. Central to all social activism, Shaw explains, is being pro-active: rather than simply reacting to right-wing proposals, activists must develop an agenda and focus their resources on achieving it. | MORE->>
Al Staggs is a performing artist, author, poet, comedian and former minister who performs one-person characterizations of Bonhoeffer, Clarence Jordan, Oscar Romero, Thomas Merton, William Sloane Coffin, Martin Luther King, Jr., Walter Rauschenbusch, William Stringfellow and others for conferences, churches and colleges throughout the U.S. | MORE->>
To book a speaker or performer, or if you have questions, contact us:
Progressive Voices (541) 484-9167 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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