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Mr. David Bacon
Writer and Photojournalist
Oakland and Berkeley, CA
David Bacon was a factory worker and union organizer for two decades, including several years with the United Farm Workers, the United Electrical Workers, the International Ladies Garment Workers and other unions. Today he documents the changing conditions in the workforce, the impact of the global economy, war and migration, and the struggle for human rights.
He is the author of several books about migration and globalization: The Children of NAFTA (University of California Press, 2004), Communities Without Borders (ILR/Cornell University Press, 2006), Illegal People – How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants (Beacon Press, 2008), and The Right to Stay Home (Beacon Press, 2013).
David Bacon's photography has been exhibited widely in the U.S., Mexico and Europe, including numerous locations in California and Mexico, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Church Center of the United Nations, IG Metall Galerie in Frankfurt, Galerie Unterhaus in Passau, and KulturAXE, in Vienna. He has also had articles and photoessays published by numerous media outlets such as Afterimage, Al Jazeera America, New Labor Forum, La Jornada, the New York Times, and Race, Poverty and the Environment.
Bacon’s photography and journalism have received the Max Steinbock Award, Project Censored Award, Los Angeles Press Club Award, the East Bay Press Association Award, New America Media Award, Domingo Ulloa Cultural Award, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Southwest Labor Studies Association. Illegal People was awarded the C.L.R. James Best Book Award for 2007-8 by the Working Class Studies Association.
Brian M. Kelly, RA, NCARB
Associate Professor of Architecture
2014-16 Killinger Professor of Urban Design
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Associate Professor Brian M. Kelly, a licensed architect in the State of Nebraska, joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Architecture in the Fall of 2009. His previous teaching experience includes Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture in Springfield, MO and California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. Prior to joining the faculty at UNL, Brian served as lead designer in the office of Randy Brown Architects, designing several award-winning projects of various types and scales. In addition to teaching, he is a partner with AToM, a design office which focuses on small-scale architectural projects, objects, and graphics. Brian’s design work has been recognized through awards programs nationally and featured in publications internationally. His research is in the areas of design thinking, open-source design, and representational theory with regards to architectural construction and fabrication.
Dr. Marjorie Heier, M.D.
Medical Director of a Missions Clinic
Rufunsa District, Zambia
Dr. Marjorie Heier is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and the Lincoln Medical Education Partners Family Medicine Residency Program. She practiced rural medicine for 22 years before accepting a contract as a consultant, while preparing to go to Zambia to work as medical director of a privately owned, publicly operated Missions Clinic, which she has done for more than 3 years. She remains board certified in Family Medicine in the US for 27 years, and has full licensure as a physician in Zambia, as well, where she is the sole practicing physician in Rufunsa District with a population of more than 65,000. She is in Nebraska on furlough, visiting her parents in Columbus, NE, and her children, Andrew, 31, of Omaha, NE; Grant, 28 of Seattle, Washington; and Wendi, 26, of Lincoln, NE.