Monday, March 12, 2007


Since receiving the Defender of Democracy award in September 2000, Jay Taber has endeavored to put the lessons learned from his extensive community organizing experience to good use through curricular development, publishing, and online mentoring. A key contributor to the composition of the Activism and Social Change program at New College of California, author of five books, and editor of the online journal Skookum, Jay's work has been nationally recognized for making the essentials of applied research accessible to a wide audience.

More recently, as his writing has attracted an international following through his association with the Center for World Indigenous Studies, Jay has shifted focus to accommodate the geopolitical perspectives required in helping younger activists, writers, and scholars comprehend the challenges ahead. Toward that end, in July 2006 he designed a proposal in conjunction with the Public Good Project for a national learning center to provide hands-on guidance in investigative research, analysis and communication.

Jay is currently available for guest instructing, motivational speaking, as well as private one-on-one tutoring or consultation. Anyone considering hiring Jay is encouraged to review materials on his site prior to inquiring about services and fees. Those who wish to contribute to his travel and communication expenses for his unpaid speaking and mentoring engagements may use the make a donation button on either the Continuity or Skookum weblogs.

(You can listen to Jay speak about the Fourth World and the Fourth Estate here. He can be reached at


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