Pastor Jeanne Loveless

America's Entitlement Sin

Wison Riles -- February 26, 2012

Scriptures for today:
Genesis 9:8-17,1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15

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Wilson Riles has been an activist, public servant and consultant for over thirty years. He is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Mathematics. He did graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley in Educational Psychology and Child Development.

A former Oakland City Council member, Wilson serves as an advisor to leading political figures, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations developing policy ideas that become part of an effective strategic message. Wilson also worked for ten years as the Regional Director of the American Friends Service Committee, an eighty-three year old international non-profit based in the United States which gives contemporary meaning to Quaker principles. He is a regular course lecturer on “The History of Race” at universities in the Bay Area.

Regarded as an authority on local currency, Wilson is known for developing community driven campaigns to engage local city and county governments, even in the most challenging circumstances, who partner with their local nonprofit sector to create sustainable community development alternatives. He is active in many civic and community organizations including the San Francisco Zen Center, the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights, and FONKOZE (a Haitian micro-loan program) and is a consultant with SEVEN Generations Consulting.