Before going to China, Ann earned a Masters in Social Work from University of California, Berkeley. Between 1957 and 1965 (when she left for China), Ann worked at several organizations which helped disadvantaged young people, primarily in New York. If you were alive then, you’ll remember that they were called “delinquents.” Here she is with … More Ann has always cared for young people
A couple of weeks ago we posted the beginning of a letter Ann sent to her friends after attending the World Congress for Peace, National Independence and General Disarmament in Helsinki in 1965. Here’s some more: The Congress itself was set up for several plenary sessions where all 1500 people met together and heard speeches … More More from Ann on the Peace Congress in Helsinki
A poem by Ann’s mother, Gwen Tompkins, to Ann (as an adult, not a baby) I have a Daughter She can cook or write a book. She can sew or tell you what to do. She can be a leader or tell you how from her reader [criticism/self-criticism pamphlet]. She’s always too busy, so a … More “She can write a book!”
Hooray! We made it – raised $12,009! Now the work really begins. First, sending out all the rewards – that will take a few weeks. Ann has started recording her stories and we are gathering all of her past writings – which are voluminous. We’ll be editing and revising that for use in the book. … More You/We Did It!
$3,900 still to be raised! 14 hours to go! Please help, if you can! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1559887965/across-oceans-and-revolution-a-principled-life
Ann has already written extensively about her life and much of that writing will be found in her book. Because she has her writing from that time, it has a fresh quality. It’s not a recollection of something that happened 50 years ago, it’s of the moment! Many people wonder what inspired Ann’s trip to … More World Peace Congress, Helsinki, 1965