Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene

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Location Barrio Echo Parque, Alta California
Introduction Robert D. Skeels is a social liberation writer, attorney, public education advocate, immigrant rights activist, and law professor. 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), a JD from Peoples College of Law (PCL), and passed the California Bar Exam on his first attempt. A US Navy Veteran, he is a proud member of Veterans for Peace. A student of Liberation Theology and Paulo Freire's work, Robert volunteers for community and 12 step 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 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