Ben Dangl is the editor of Toward Freedom and a journalist focusing global politics and Latin American social movements. He has worked widely throughout Latin America as a reporter, and is the author of the books The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia (AK Press, 2007) and Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America (AK Press, 2010). He has appeared on numerous media outlets including the BBC and Democracy Now!, and has reported for a variety of publications including The Nation, The Guardian Unlimited, The Progressive, and Al Jazeera. Ben is currently completing a PhD program in Latin American history at McGill University. Email: BenDangl(at)gmail(dot)com
Nat Winthrop is an independent film producer living in Montpelier. He is former publisher of theVanguard Press andVermont Timesin Chittenden County, and he has had feature articles published in theRutland Herald/Times Argus Sunday Magazine, Seven Days, Boston Phoenix, Boston Globe,andVermont Magazine. He studied documentary filmmaking at MIT and Goddard College in the 1970s. He was executive producer of the collaborative six-part Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie (2013) and he co-produced two documentaries –Rookies at The Road (about Thunder Road in Barre) and Act of Faith, The Making of Disappearances– that aired on Vermont Public Television.
Dorie Wilsnack has worked with international and US peace and human rights organizations as an organizer, nonviolence trainer and fundraiser. Her work has included Balkan Peace Team, International Fellowship of Reconciliation, War Resisters League, American Friends Service Committee, and ACLU of Vermont. Her newest endeavor is Radical Roots Genealogy, a project that helps people research and learn about their ancestors though a social change and social justice lens. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the International Nonviolence Training Fund. She’s appreciates Toward Freedom for the wide variety of international stories that it shares, and for the links it builds between people in Vermont and supporters of social justice around the world.
Sam Mayfield is a video journalist documentarian from Burlington, VT. Her work has taken her to India, West Africa, Palestine and Mexico. Since 2004, Mayfield has documented stories that remain largely untold in commercial media. Her video reports have been filed with Democracy Now!, Free Speech TV, PBS and other media outlets. In 2011, Mayfield traveled to Wisconsin to cover the popular uprising against legislation gutting basic worker’s rights. She stayed for seven months, covering the story as it unfolded, ultimately producing from her footage the 56-minute feature documentary film Wisconsin Rising. Wisconsin Rising is Mayfield’s second documentary.
Robin Lloyd is president of the board of Toward Freedom. She is a filmmaker, director of the video production company Green Valley Media, and active in the peace and justice movement in Burlington, VT. Her grandmother, Lola Maverick Lloyd was one of the many founders of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom whose centennial is being celebrated this year. Robin has been touring with a ‘performance piece’ featuring Lola: Talking with Our Grandmothers: www.WW1womenspeacemovement.com.
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