Author Archives: Doug Vitagliano

“Where do we go from here?” – Closing Plenary

The closing plenary provided a thought provoking end to the conference with it’s focus on the future.  The six panelists, which included three original SftP members, a UC Berkeley professor, and two AAAS fellows, began the session by each divulging about their careers, both past and future.  The panelists represented a gamut of differing experiences: Vinton Thomas, Steve Nadel, and… Read more »

SftP in the World

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In this panel Ivette Perfecto, Minna Barrett, Dave Culver, and Dianne Rocheleau talked about their experiences with Science for the People around the world, not just in the Untied States.  Together, they presented an idea of Science for the People as a global movement. Ivette was the first to present, documenting the collaboration between SftP and Nicaragua.  While the Sandinista’s… Read more »

Agricultural Science and Food Justice

Chaired by Brian Schultz, this panel in the Cape Cod Lounge of Sue Tafler, Margaret Reeves, Mike Hansen, and Shambu Prasad Chebrolu, discussed both the work that the original Science for the People organization accomplished in the field of agriculture, and how people’s organizations still operate today.   Sue Tafler, who was a high school teacher at the time of… Read more »

Science and Ideology

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In this panel in the Cape Cod Lounge, Katherine Yih, Doug Boucher, and Dick Levins, moderated by Abha Sur, discussed their views on the ideologies and guiding principles of Science for the People as an organization.   Katherine Yih was the first to present. Entitled “How do we do ‘science for the people?’,” her talk laid out the guiding principles… Read more »