Mary Harris

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Mary Harris "received her BA from San Francisco State College (now University,) and went on to receive her MA from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She continued on with her studies and completed post-graduate work at U.C. Santa Cruz, at U.C. Berkeley, at Kaohsiung Medical College in Taiwan, in Sasebo, Japan, and in Paris, France. She received her life-time teaching credential from Laguna Salada School District. Mary taught at an elementary school level in California from 1955 to 1960 and from 1968 to 1983. During the interim period, she taught at schools overseas. In 1983, she became an art teacher and taught at the Sanchez Cultural & Art Center then at the Community Center in Pacifica until 2003.

"Mary was Secretary of the A. Philip Randolph Institute of San Mateo County. She became active with the World Federalist Association of Northern California in the 1980’s, eventually becoming Secretary and is now the Secretary of the Democratic World Federalists. She is a member/supporter of the A.C.L.U., Greenpeace, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Sierra Club, KQED, KPFA, and others. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Sanchez Art Center and the Art Guild of Pacifica." [1]

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  1. Directors, Democratic World Federalists, accessed December 20, 2008.