2012 Conference Speaker
Rachel Erin Greenspan is a senior at Tufts University majoring in Anthropology. She was president of Tufts VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood in 2011 and has been an organizer in a wide range of student and activist groups both on and off campus. These include Occupy Boston, Students Acting for Gender Equality, and the Student Anarchist Federation.
Kimberly Otis has held leadership positions with private foundations, non-profits, associations, and women’s organizations for over two decades. For the past five years, she is a consultant for philanthropy and social change for many clients, including since 2008 as senior advisor to the Center for Partnership Studies where she directs its Caring Economy Campaign. Previously, Kim was part-time Executive Director of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, a coalition representing 230 member organizations.
Marty Dagoberto considers himself “a radical optimist, sacred activist, and dedicated catalyst in the Great Turning." He has been working with various local and national climate, environmental, and social justice groups since 2006, including the Worcester Roots Project, Rainforest Action Network, Mountain Justice, Green Jobs Green Economy Initiative, and Tar Sands Action. Deeply involved with Occupy Boston since the first General Assembly, he views the movement within the context of a global transformation of consciousness.
Manager of Organizing and Development
Stephen writes regularly for artforum.com, art agenda, and n+1 as editor of City by City with Keith Gessen. He recently collaborated with artist Khalil Rabah on the fifth newsletter for the Palestinian Museum of Natural History and Humankind and with Martha Rosler on the Proposed Helsinki Garden in Singapore at Old Kallang Airport for the 2011 Biennial. He was formerly the wine critic for Time Out | Istanbul. Stephen is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Harvard University, where he directed Dario Fo’s "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" at the Loeb Theater last fall.
Annie McShiras is Development Director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition, an organization that works to build and unify the college and university-based responsible investment movement--challenging universities to invest their money in more socially and environmentally just ways. Annie has been active in movements for corporate accountability and economic justice for the past five years. In 2007, her vision of the world shifted when she learned of the realities of modern day slavery while working with Bolivian immigrants at a community-based organization in Argentina.