WHO WE ARE
Lev has taught International Political Economy at The Beacon School for over ten years, as well as courses on the history of the global economy at Florence University of the Arts in Italy, and at Think Olio in NYC.
Jon has been a lifelong civil rights, antiwar, labor, education, and environmental activist. In 1964, at age 15, he became housing chair of Long Island Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). As a leader of Health Research and Action Project in Portland, OR, he collaborated with the Black Panther Party in establishing the Fred Hampton People’s Health Clinic and the Malcolm X People’s Dental Clinic. He was executive director of the Parents Coalition for Education in NYC, and has been active in fighting Islamophobia as a member of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and Jewish Voice for Peace. He consults and writes grant proposals for non-profit organizations.
Ernest Leif Boyd
Ernest is a film editor, born and raised in New York City. He started out his career working in reality television for NYT Television where he was an instrumental part of Local 700, The Motion Picture Editors Guilds successful union organizing campaign.
Natalie writes, bookkeeps, and teaches yoga. She covered the new economy for a grassroots, independent media outlet and was the Supervising Producer on the short documentary Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time co-produced with TESA (Toolbox for Education and Social Action).
Mila is a third year student in Economics and Environmental Studies at Trinity College, Dublin that recently completed a year-long exchange at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po, Paris). She has worked with organizations such as NY2x, Coming Clean and Growing Youth Organizers to promote climate justice and sustainable development. Her areas of academic interest include income inequality, development economics and economic theory.