Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene

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Gender MALE
Location Barrio Echo Parque, Alta California
Introduction Robert D. Skeels is a social justice writer, public education advocate, and immigrant rights activist. He lives, works, writes, and organizes in Los Angeles with his wife and cats. Robert holds a BA in Classical Civilization from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and is a Juris Doctor candidate at Peoples College of Law (PCL). A US Navy Veteran, he is a proud member of Veterans for Peace. A student of Liberation Theology and Paulo Freire's work, Robert devotes much time towards volunteer work for 12 step, church, homeless advocacy, and grassroots groups. Robert's articles and essays appear in publications including Jacobin, Truthout, CounterPunch, Dissident Voice, Schools Matter, Daily Censored, RegeneraciĆ³n, K12NN, LA Progressive, and The Los Angeles Daily News. In 2013 Robert ran for the LAUSD School Board against a billionaire funded corporate reform candidate, finishing second in a field of five, with over 5,200 votes.
Favorite Music Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Desert Sessions, Led Zeppelin, Cocteau Twins, Alice in Chains, Son House, Muddy Waters, Allman Brothers Band
Favorite Books Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Grapes of Wrath, Light in August, Das Kapital, Illiad, Winter of our Discontent, Moby Dick, Hundred Years of Solitude, Homage to Catalonia, Inperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism, the Gospels, The Odyssey, Dubliners, The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research, Pedagogy of Freedom