Joseph Gerson
Robert Jensen

As a backdrop for his strategies for political change, Robert Jensen, journalism professor and political activist, will begin his talk with an assessment of the state of the world around us. After discussing the urgent real world situations that we face, Jensen will offer a thoughtful assessment of goals and strategies for moving forward. Acknowledging that old models of political activism have largely failed to bring about the needed response along with real change, he will offer reflections from his own experience as a journalist, writer, and political activist.

Robert Jensen is a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin and board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center. In addition to teaching and research, Jensen is the author of 4 books, including Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (2004); and Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream (2001). Jensen writes for both popular mainstream and alternative media and his articles have appeared in papers around the country. His articles can be found online at

Listen to Bob Jensen's interview with Neil Chernoff on VPR on 1/9/08:

Venue: Big Picture Theatre in Waitsfield, 7pm.