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Another world is possible

Saturday, April 03, 2004
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Deborah Lagutaris
Location Details:
200 mc allister Room 510 in library

Professor Howard Richards presents "Another World is

Saturday, April 3, UC Hastings College of the Law, 3:00PM, Room
510, Library, Building 200
200 McAllister, San Francisco, CA 94102
Sponsored by UC Hastings National Lawyers Guild

Most of us are concerned about some kind of injustice or
unfairness in society. We know what we oppose and what we wish
to promote, but many of us have been unable to formulate a clear
vision of how a more just society might look. Professor Richards is
an esteemed philosopher who spent his life working for and
analysing the meaning of and path to social justice.
Toting a BA from Yale and a JD from Stanford, he was the first legal
volunteer for Cesar Chavez' United Farm Workers Union in the
1960s. He still has an active law practice in California. He will
present his views of the changes needed to effect a peaceful and
productive environment for all citizens of the world.

The event is free. Light refreshments will be served.

More Bio
Howard Richards is a Research Professor of Peace and Global
Studies at Earlham College, a program he organized and
developed. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara
and a Ph.D. in Educational Planning from the University of Toronto
in addition to his law degree. He co-chairs the
Global Political Economy Commission of International Peace
Research Association with Bernedette Muthien of South Africa.

He was the first western region vice president of Students for a
Democratic Society (SDS) in the 1960s. He was the youngest
staff member of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
in Santa Barbara. There, he worked with Robert M. Hutchins,
Linus Pauling, Gunnar Myrdal, Arnold Toynbee, and
E. F. Schumacher, among others. As Dean of Santiago College
in Chile for ten years, he witnessed the Pinochet coup. He has
authored ten books, five in Spanish. The Evaluation of Cultural
Action, London, Macmillan 1985, is still widely used to evaluate
educational work using Paulo Friere's educational philosophy. He
authored both Spanish and English versions.

Professor Richards evaluated grassroots development projects in
third world countries with the sponsorship of the OAS and the
Canadian IDRC.

Many of Professor Richards' publications are online at

Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild, UC Hastings Chapter.
Added to the calendar on Sat, Apr 3, 2004 1:13PM
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