Eljeer Hawkins, community and anti-war activist, born and raised in Harlem, New York, member of Socialist Alternative/CWI for 22 years. Eljeer is a former shop steward with Teamsters local 851 and former member of SEIU 1199, currently is a non-union healthcare worker in New York City. He contributes regularly to, Socialist Alternative Newspaper, socialistworld.net and Hampton Institute on race, criminal justice, Black Lives Matter, and the historic black freedom movement. Eljeer has lectured at Harvard University, Hunter College, Oberlin College, and University of Toronto