Two of the more active members of ClassACT HR73’s Justice and Civic Engagement committee are Jim Harbison and Ryan O’Connell. This month they are featured classmates in our @50 Video Project created by classmates Rick Brotman. In a few short minutes, you can learn how Jim and Ryan became strong voices for preserving democracy in our country now and in the future.
Jim tells of his Quaker high school’s emphasis on service to others and his ongoing curiosity at Harvard that fostered a lifelong belief in democracy as an essential component and unifying thread that connects his work on voting rights, helping the unhoused and valuing biodiversity and our natural environment.
Ryan describes how his lively family debates, Latin American experiences after college, Catholic upbringing and Wall Street-focused career influenced his current thinking about our democracy and maintaining and enhancing its rights and opportunities. You’ll enjoy getting to know Jim and Ryan by clicking on the images provided.
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