Literature

Social Change Activist Visits Page One

Bruce Berlin, public sector attorney and social change activist, will be at Page One Books at 3pm on Sunday, April 3, to talk about and sign his first book, Breaking Big Money's Grip on America: Working Together to Revive Our Democracy.

The book is described as such: This book is an urgent call to all Americans to focus on a critical issue: huge sums of money unjustly influencing US elections and public policy. Some people see the United States as a plutocracy run by and for the very rich. Breaking Big Money's Grip on America provides convincing evidence to support this view and explores how a nationwide Democracy movement can overcome Big Money's control and convert our government into one that serves the needs of the American people. It also demonstrates why breaking Big Money's grip is critical to solving other crucial issues like gun violence and income inequality. Whether you are a conservative, moderate, liberal or progressive, your participation is vital for fixing our broken political system.

Berlin has devoted himself to social justice issues for more than 45 years. He earned his AB in government from Cornell University in 1967 and his JD from New York University in 1970. Berlin is the founder and former executive director of The Trinity Forum for International Security and Conflict Resolution, a nonprofit organization that brought together policymakers and concerned citizens. While directing The Trinity Forum, Berlin was awarded a Jennings Randolph Peace Fellowship from the United States Institute of Peace in 1988. He currently is certified in Negotiation and Mediation by the National Center for Collaborative Planning and Community Services, and in Economic Development by the New Mexico Community Economic Development Leadership Institute. He now lives in Santa Fe, working on nonpartisan efforts to revive democracy in America, promote peace in the Middle East, and diversify Los Alamos National Laboratory, among other issues.