Jerry Harder, Chair
Jerry Harder has a bachelors degree in history and economics from Vanderbilt University. He studied history and economics at the Unversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the 1960s, he became invoved in the antiwar movement during the Vietnam War. He has continued to be involved in peace issues as well as economic justice issues. He is currently the Treasurer of the United Nations Association, Cordell Hull Chapter.
Eric Lewis, Vice Chair
Eric Lewis has a bachelor's degree in political science and has been working on environmental issues for three decades. Eric served on the Governor's Panel on Forestry Management in the early 90's, and was a founding member of the Tennessee Forest Defense Council. He started a small green construction business in 1979 called Solar Works and has built many energy efficient structures in the Nashville area from solar green houses to super insulated homes. Eric is the Administrator of the Cumberland Green Bioregional Council which has been doing environmental education since 1984, and he is the editor of the Green Living Journal, the voice of the CGBC. Eric also serves on the Boards of the Swan Conservation Trust and TAP's Green Jobs Task Force.
Lorri Mabry, Treasurer
Lorri Mabry is a community activist who is interested in a lot of progressive issues like health care, economy, education, environment, and disability issues. She hopes someday the world can live as one nation.
John Eldredge, Program Chair
John has been with the Center for approximately five years. He is active in Americans United for Separation of Church and State. He considers himself moderately liberal in his politics, and is also a lifelong Southern Baptist. John works as a programmer/analyst, and has lived in Nashville for most of his life.
Jane went to the University of Chicago and ran a study center and summer camp for children on the South side of Chicago before marrying and settling down in Pakistan. There she raised two children, taught school, wrote a series of textbooks on the history of the Pakistan area and was active in promoting democracy and women's rights. In 1985, she returned to the U.S. and lived, taught and wrote in Harlem, New York City. Within weeks of moving to Nashville in September, 1991, Jane found her way to the Peace and Justice Center, where she has been active ever since, while also continuing to study, teach and write.
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