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‘There Is No Disassociation Between My Faith and Activism’: A Conversation with Dr. Daniel O’Connell

In our latest Faith in the Valley Justice interview, we talk to Dr. Daniel O’Connell about how pursuing an education and going deeper in your faith can help you be a better activist. We also talk about his new book, In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight against Industrial Agribusiness in California.

O’Connell is the executive director of the Central Valley Partnership, a regional nonprofit organization and progressive network of labor unions, environmental organizations and community groups spanning the San Joaquin Valley. Trained as a multidisciplinary ethnographer, he holds a master’s degree in international agricultural development from UC Davis and a Ph.D. in education from Cornell University. As a politically engaged scholar, his work is dedicated to achieving social, racial, environmental and economic justice in California.

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