Peter Rachleff, Co-Executive Director
835 East Sixth Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
(Peter taught U.S. History at Macalester College from 1982-2012, and he was chairperson of the History Department in the late 1990s, and the Faculty Coordinator of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. Peter has also taught at Metro State University and the University of Minnesota. He is the author of BLACK LABOR IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, 1865-1890, and HARD-PRESSED IN THE HEARTLAND: THE HORMEL STRIKE AND THE FUTURE OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT. He has been a member of the Executive Board of the Labor and Working Class History Association and the President of the Working Class Studies Association. In October 2017, the Walter Reuther Library and the North American Labor History Conference gave him the Nat Weinberg Award for lifetime achievement in labor history. Peter donates his salary as Co-Executive Director.)

Beth Cleary, Co-Executive Director
835 East Sixth Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
(Beth has taught Theater at Macalester College since 1992, and she served as Department Chairperson for 12 years. Dr. Cleary directs and writes, as well as teaches. She also teaches yoga in the vinyasa tradition and has studied oral history practices at the Studs Terkel Center in Chicago. In August 2017, the Association for Theater in Higher Education recognized Beth with the Oscar Brockett Award as the Outstanding Teacher of Theater in Higher Education. Beth donates her salary as Co-Executive Director.)

Peter and Beth have lived on the East Side of St. Paul since 1999.

Alessandra Williams, Assistant to the Executive Directors
1522 Lasalle Avenue, #306
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(Alessandra grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Macalester College in 2007. After several years working as a community organizer for HIRE Minnesota and dancing with the Ananya Dance Theatre, Alessandra went to graduate school at UCLA. In 2016, she earned her Ph.D. in World Arts and Cultures. Dr. Williams has taught at Carleton College and the University of Minnesota. In the summer of 2017, she joined the staff of the East Side Freedom Library.)