Weekly Featured Profile: Mona Field, Los Angeles (KeyWiki)

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Mona Field

Mona Field was first elected by the voters to the Los Angeles Community College District Board in 1999 and reelected in 2003, 2007 and 2011. She has been elected by her colleagues twice to serve as the President of the Board of Trustees (2004 and 2009).

A lifelong resident of Los Angeles, Ms. Field received a B.A. degree in Social Relations at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and an M.A. degree in Social Sciences at California State University. Throughout her professional career, Ms. Field has been a leader in furthering causes of “social responsibility, positive labor-management relations and excellence in education.”

Ms. Field has been a professor of Political Science at Glendale Community College. She has taught courses in American Political Ideals, California Government, Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Community Volunteerism and Introduction to Social Science.

She has also taught and lectured at other venues, including UCLA Extension, California State University, Sacramento in the Community College Leadership Program and the California School Employees Association Leadership Training Program.

In 1979, Mona Field was a teacher at the Socialist Community School in Los Angeles, a project of the Gramscisit/Marxist New American Movement.

The West Coast Socialist Scholars Conference 1993, “New Realities, New Identities; Socialism and Empowerment” was held April 17, 1993 at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Speakers included, Mona Field, future Congresswoman Karen Bass and Los Angeles City Councillor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Co-sponsors included Socialist Community SchoolDemocratic Socialists of AmericaCommittees of CorrespondenceCrossRoads Magazine – International Socialist OrganizationSocialist Organizing NetworkSolidarityUnion of Radical Political Economists

In 1995, Mona Field claimed long time membership of Democratic Socialists of America.

In 2003, Mona Field was co-author of, “California Government and Politics Today”, with fellow DSAer and academic Chuck Sohner.

In 2013, Mona Field was a financial contributor to the Liberty Hill Foundation, one of California’s most influential leftist non-profits and a hangout for rich, elderly LA socialists.

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