Who We Are
The Office of the Americas is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the cause of international justice and peace through broad based educational programs. Founded in 1983 in Los Angeles, the Office of the Americas is a recognized source of documentation and analysis of current international events with a focus on the foreign policy of the United States.
Through its public education campaign, the Office of the Americas works to reach constituencies of students, religious and human rights organizations and all others concerned about issues of international justice and peace. Our goal is to end the long-standing international culture of militarism.
Programs of the Office of the Americas include:
- Offering information and commentary to mainstream and independent media as well as to scholarly publications
- TV and radio commentaries, including World Focus, a weekly broadcast for the Pacifica network
- Press conferences and background briefings
- Assisting in documentary, feature film and TV productions
- Publishing “Reports from Blase Bonpane”
- Lecturing at universities and peace and justice groups nationally
- Providing information on legislative issues
- Providing services and networking with other peace and justice organizations
- Blase Bonpane, Ph.D., Director
- Theresa Bonpane, Founding Director
- James Lafferty, President
- Nancy Hollander, Ph.D.
- Edward Asner
- Blase Bonpane, III, MPA
- Lois Davis
- William Davis
- Frank Dorrel
- Paul Haggis
- Arlene Inouye
- Alice Powell, Ph.D.
- Martin Sheen
- Haskell Wexler
- Don White, Presente’!
- Aris Anagnos
- Rabbi Leonard Beerman
- Rev. Roy Bourgeois
- Rev. Greg Boyle
- Robert Burns
- Noam Chomsky, Ph.D.
- Maria Elena Durazo
- Jodie Evans
- Jackie Goldberg
- Dolores Huerta
- Rev. James Lawson
- Ramona Ripston
- Angela Sanbrano
- Howard Zinn, Ph.D., Presente’!