Cynthia Kaufman

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Cynthia Kaufman is the Director of the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action De Anza College where she runs a community organizer training program and teaches Philosophy. She is the author of two books on social change Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope (Lexington Books 2012) and Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change (2nd Edition PM Press 2016). She is working on a third book called Challenging Power: Accountability in an Increasingly Connected and Unstable World. She has been active in a wide variety of social justice movements including Central American solidarity, union organizing, police accountability, and most recently tenants’ right and climate change. She blogs at:

cynthia kaufman at o&b