HELEN GRIECO | Northern California Organizer, California Common Cause
Helen Grieco joined California Common Cause as an organizer in northern California in 2010.
She works to educate Common Cause activists on issues, advocacy and organizing tactics, recruits new members and organizes Common Cause campus and community groups and young professionals. She also teaches organizing and activism, and runs educational outreach events to address campaign finance reform, government accountability, voting rights/reform, redistricting, media reform, fair elections campaigns, legislation and initiatives.
Helen has two decades of experience as an advocate and spokesperson for social, political and economic justice. She has trained community activists and leaders and is an author and producer of educational media. She was the founder of Our Media Voice, BRAVE People, Defending Ourselves Self-Defense School and SHE Academy. She also is a former executive director of the California National Organization for Women. Helen has a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University.
with special guest speaker:PAUL PIERSON, John Gross Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
WORKING PROGRAM SCHEDULE
5:30pm Doors open
6:00pm Social hour
7:30pm Program Begins
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Professor Paul Pierson is the John Gross Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. Pierson’s teaching and research includes the fields of American politics and public policy, comparative political economy, and social theory. His most recent books are Off-Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy (Yale University Press 2005), co-authored by Jacob Hacker, Politics in Time: History, Institutions and Social Analysis (Princeton University Press 2004), and The Transformation of American Politics: Activist Government and the Rise of Conservatism(Princeton University Press 2007), which was co-edited with Theda Skocpol, and Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class (Simon and Schuster 2010), also co-authored by Jacob Hacker. Pierson is an active commentator on public affairs, whose writings have recently appeared in such outlets as The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and The New Republic.