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.
- RSA House
Who will care for me when I am older or if I become disabled? Will a family member have to quit their job to do so? What if I can’t afford institutional care or would prefer to stay in my own home?
- The Hill
A publicly-owned pharmaceutical industry would decrease or eliminate the incentive to maximize profit and make medications far more affordable.
- 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.