Dana comes to the Democracy Collaborative with 15 years of experience in community organizing, project management and human rights advocacy. She has worked throughout the US, Latin America and the Middle East supporting communities organized in resistance to neoliberal economic reforms, imperialism and structural violence.
She joined the Democracy Collaborative in 2015 for the launch of the Next System Teach-Ins drawing on her experience with the Democracy Teach-Ins of the 90s and other popular education efforts related to the peace and social justice movements she has participated in for the last two decades.
Dana holds a B.A. in Sociology from Cornell University and a Masters in International Relations and Peace Studies from the Universidad del Salvador (Argentina). She has previously served as the Executive Director of the US Office on Colombia, the board chair of Peace Brigades International, and was a founding member of Witness Against Torture, a movement to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and end the use of torture and indefinite detention at all US-run facilities.
She owes her political education (and so much more) to the Catholic Worker and the liberation theology-inspired movements of Latin America.
- In These Times
Dana Brown and Thomas Hanna of the Democracy Collaborative write for In These Times on "It’s Time for a Public Option in the Pharmaceutical Industry." In their article, Brown and Hanna highlight TDC work in public ownership and the need for "drugs for the public good:
- The American Prospect
Dana Brown deputy director of the Next System Project writes for The American Prospect: "Before Big Pharma Kills Us, Maybe Public Pharma Can Save Us." In this article, Brown writes about the need for public funded medical research:
- We Act Radio
In this radio show Rj Esko interviews Dana Brown Deputy Director of the Next System Project on Zero Hour:
Dana Brown is the Deputy Director of the Next System Project. Her research focuses on health system models and the intersection of health and economics. She joined the Democracy Collaborative in 2015 for the launch of the Next System Teach-Ins drawing on her experience with the Democracy Teach-Ins of the 90s and other popular education efforts related to the peace and social justice movements she has participated in for the last two decades.
Dana Brown, of the Democracy Collaborative, writes for Truthout about tackling the healthcare gap by addressing economic inequality.
The horrifying specter of Trumpcare, the shortfalls of Obamacare and the continued rise in overall health care costs in the United States have provided an important opening for proponents to put single-payer back on the table. Attempts at creating a national health insurance scheme have come close but failed several times before in US history. However, while it is imperative to ensure that every American has equal access to quality care, single-payer is insufficient when it comes to ensuring our right to health and well-being.
Why Wait for Washington to Get it Right? Cities and States Offer Solutions to America's Healthcare ProblemsSubmitted by dylan on February 14th, 2017Cities lead the way
The future of healthcare in America is hanging in the balance. Senate leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement that the Senate will take its first steps towards repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week makes the rollback seem more imminent than ever.