Lessons from a Life of Non-Violent Activism
Paul Wasserman will tell stories for his live of activism during the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War.
Paul’s life of activism began in the early 1960s. He was active in the civil rights/desegregation movement, staging lunch counter sit-ins, boycotts, pickets, marches, and demonstrations.
In the middle and late ’60s he worked with other activists to start freedom schools, health clinics and food banks.
During the war in Vietnam he organized a tax resistance movement and was active in Peacemakers and anti-war/peace demonstrations.
During much of the time from the late ’70s through the late ’80s Paul was an active and ardent supporter of the women’s movement.
Paul’s professional life, as a clinical, organizational and community psychologist, has focused on creating healthy organizations and systems.
He and his wife, Christine, have two sons and four wonderful grandchildren.