Joy Zarembka is the Associate Director for the Institute for Policy Studies and oversees the financial and administrative aspects of the organization. During 2010-2011, she served as the Interim Director of the organization while Director John Cavanagh took a sabbatical. Prior to her position as Associate Director, Joy served as Operations Director for the Institute. She was formerly involved in programmatic work at IPS, serving as the Director of the Break the Chain Campaign project, a coalition of legal and social service agencies, ethnically based organizations, social action groups and individuals devoted to protecting the rights of the migrant domestic working community. She has testified as an expert witness in over a dozen civil and criminal cases involving worker exploitation and modern-day slavery.
Joy M. Zarembka was "born, bred and buttered" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree from Haverford College and Master's degree from Yale University in International Relations. In February 2002, Joy was named one of the Women's Information Networks's Young Women of Achievement for the year. Her book, “The Pigment of Your Imagination: Mixed Race in a Global Society” remains number #1,201,456 on the Amazon bestseller list with little chance of budging from that coveted spot.
Obama: Selectively Honoring MLK
October 21 - While the President honored MLK's work for civil rights and economic justice, he did not mention King's equally important work against the Vietnam War and U.S. militarism.
From Arab Spring to Wisconsin to Wall Street to October 12
October 6 - The roots of this new social movement trying to "occupy everything" reach deep into the soil of Egypt and Wisconsin, and lead us into honoring our heroes of activism.
Unconventional Wisdom: A New Legacy
August 28 - In 1963, as King was giving his most famous speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, IPS was just opening its doors.