Anna Brown

unnamed.jpgAnna J. Brown is Chair of the department of political science and Director of the social justice program at Saint Peter’s University. She is a co-founder of the University’s social justice minor and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Kairos Social Justice House as well as the Center for Undocumented Students. She is a member of the New York-based Kairos peace community, which was co-founded by Daniel Berrigan, S.J. and of Witness Against Torture (WAT). Along with 24 other folks from WAT, she walked to the US Naval Base in Guantanamo, Cuba, to protest indefinite detention and torture. She has worked for peace in El Salvador, Mexico and Israel and Palestine. She collaborates with a Jersey City-based coalition on immigration issues and tutors a Syrian refugee family. Along with James L. Marsh, she co-edited and contributed to  Faith, Resistance, and the Future: Daniel Berrigan’s Challenge to Catholic Social Thought. Brown sits meditation on a daily basis in the Morning Star Zendo and is a Zen student of Roshi Robert Kennedy, S.J.