Jack Norman

Profile Updated: June 13, 2020
Jack Norman
Spouse/Partner: Jaime McBrady
Children/Grandchildren: Maya born 1984.
Residing In: Milwaukee, WI USA
Yes! Attending Reunion
What have you been up to since graduation?

Live in Milwaukee.
Stage 1: an academic philosopher with ph.d. and university job.
Stage 2: Left academia to find balance in my overly mental life. Worked as a longshoreman and other miscellaneous jobs and traveled.
Stage 3. Became journalist at Milwaukee Journal in order to chronicle the collapse of capitalism. Ooops. that didn't happen but we did organize a newsroom union and I became a labor 'boss.'
Stage 4. Joined the advocacy world with a non-profit working for tax-the-rich in Wisconsin.
Stge 5: In retirement acquired winter home in Medellin, Colombia.%

Memories from your time at Swarthmore:

Falling in love with Trudi whom I married but then we became unmarried.
Playing stretch outside the dining hall.
Finishing seminar papers at 3:30 am.
Friends. Some I now know are past; some are healthy. But I have very little contact. Milwaukee & Swarthmore is a rare combination.
Trees, trees, lots of trees.
Jefferson Airplane concert.

Open category - thoughts, quotes, wisdom:

Freshman year all the hubbub demonstrating in Chester, but I was pretty much oblivious to it all. Now I'm a passionately political person working at the moment with the Latinx community in wisconsin (which is the largest of-color group in wisconsin and a key to the Good Guys winning the November election here).

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