Steve Burghardt, 72, a professor of social work at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. His work as an organizer has ranged from anti-war work to tenants’ rights to age justice. The author of nine books, including the recently co-authored “A Guide for Sustaining Conversations on Racism, Identity and Our Mutual Humanity,” as well as numerous articles, Steve also has been an executive coach and strategic consultant in public and non-profit organizations.
Why Macro Matters
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.