Sonnie and Tracy
Amy Sonnie is an activist, educator and librarian who has worked with U.S. grassroots social justice movements for the past 17 years. She is co-founder of the Center for Media Justice and currently works at Oakland Public Library in California. Her first book, Revolutionary Voices, an anthology by queer and transgender youth (Alyson Books, 2000), is banned in parts of New Jersey and Texas. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications including the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Alternet, Philadelphia Inquirer, Clamor, the Oxygen Television Network, Bitch magazine, AREA magazine and The Sojourner. She holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and two Bachelors degrees from Syracuse University in Women’s Studies and Public Communications.
James Tracy is a long-time social justice organizer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the co-founder of the San Francisco Community Land Trust and has been active in the Eviction Defense Network and the Coalition on Homelessness, SF. He has edited two activist handbooks for Manic D Press The Civil Disobedience Handbook, and The Military Draft Handbook. His articles have appeared in Left Turn, Race Poverty and the Environment, Contemporary Justice Review and The Political Edge, a City Lights Foundation anthology.
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