Tuesday, July 16, 2024



Robert Brand

I think we need ways to think about how to build an economy and society that is just and also sustainable. For the past 55 years or so I have been working on aspects of how to do this with a specific interest in resource allocation that promotes equality. The multiple crises — climate, nationalism, racism, pandemic to name a few — require new ways to organize ourselves. My work in public health, the trade union movement, socially responsible business, justice and prison abolition and my engagement with the issues of our time continue. My work life has included being Deputy Commissioner of Health in Philadelphia, Healthcare Policy Director of the National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees (1199) and founder of Solutions for Progress. My photography is included in the Smithsonian, the Beinecke Library, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Vanderbilt Library.