Michael is the Executive Director of the Center for Progressive Strategy and Research where their research interests include race, employment and transnational labor solidarity. They currently sit on the board of The People’s Lobby Education Institute and have previously served on the boards of the Crossroads Fund and In These Times magazine. They are a proud member of Chicago’s progressive queer community.
Calling All Progressive Queers: Time To Dive Into Electoral Work
Creating a better, more Queer world takes a whole lot of door-knocking and canvassing.
When Police ‘Reforms’ Only Legitimize Police Abuses
The proposed policing reforms in response to the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner won't lessen police violence against communities of color. In fact, they may actually make it worse.
The Dismantling of Medicaid
Once considered one of the crowning achievements of The Great Society, Medicaid is now being steadily chipped away—and patients are suffering because of it.
Dear White People’s Missed Opportunities
The film gives a view of the wide range of black identities, but can't seem to tell a story beyond them about the nature of power in our "post-racial" society.
While Occupy Wasn’t Perfect, It Didn’t Fail Either
How smaller coalitions are more inclusive and better equipped to address state powers.