The New Social Environment#424

Out Lookers: Robin F. Williams

Featuring Williams and Andrew Woolbright


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Robin F. Williams joins Rail contributor Andrew Woolbright for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Carolyn Ferrucci.

In this talk

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Erik Forman

A portrait of Erik Forman
Union organizer turned teacher turned social(ist) entrepreneur Erik Forman is co-founder of The Drivers Cooperative, the first driver-owned rideshare platform cooperative in the United States, as well as People’s Choice Communications, the world’s first worker-owned ISP, launched by striking cable technicians. Before turning toward cooperative development as a strategy for system change, Erik was active in the labor movement for over 15 years, leading groundbreaking unionization campaigns in the fast food industry and conducting organizing trainings and workshops across the world.

Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper

A photo of Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
Community builder Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper served as Senior Minister of Judson Memorial Church from 2006 to 2021. She was formerly at Coral Gables Congregational Church in Miami and before that at Yale University, and teaches leadership at the Hartford Seminary. As an elder, she is passionately concerned about leaving the next generation well-prepared for all they have to face. She has written over 35 books including Approaching End of Life: A Practical and Spiritual Guide (2015), Grace at Table: Small Spiritual Solutions to Large Material Problems, Solving Everything (2013), to her most recent book I Heart Francis: Letters to the Pope from an Unlikely Admirer (2016), among many others. She is an Editor-at-Large at the Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Carolyn Ferrucci reading.

Carolyn Ferrucci

Picture of Carolyn Ferrucci at a microphone.
Born and raised in NYC, Carolyn Ferrucci is a poet thinking lately about misunderstanding, the weather, and centers. Their work has been published in the Brooklyn Rail, Changes Review, Form IV, Field Notes (UK), No Dear, and forthcoming from Spoil (Hi-Lo) Press.

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