Sander Hicks is a veteran of several electoral and ballot effort campaigns with various progressive groups, and was elected the President of the Cortelyou Road Merchants Association in 2003. Hicks has spoken widely across the country, on five national speaking tours, ranging from radical bookstores to Stanford Law School.
Since 2013, he has been CEO of Capital Cooperative / Zen Carpentry, running the profitable websites, LoftBedsNYC.com and LoftBedsUSA.com. In 2016, Zen Carpentry won two awards from the City of New York “Best For NYC” Program: “Best for Workers” and “Best for Environment” in Queens.
Earlier, Hicks was founder of Soft Skull Press, and Vox Pop Inc., an award-winning fair-trade coffee house which helped to improve a struggling neighborhood in Flatbush, Brooklyn. As a writer, he has written seven plays and is an alumnus of the esteemed New Dramatists development house.
Hicks has personally confronted Dick Cheney, Rudy Giuliani, Richard Ben-Veniste, Jerome Hauer, and several other government officials about the 9/11 cover-up. Today he serves as NYC facilitator of the Truth Action Project, a nation-wide non-profit working for justice for the 9/11 victims families.
His most recent book is Slingshot to the Juggernaut: Total Resistance to the Death Machine Means Complete Love of the Truth. (Soft Skull, 2012). The book offers a vision of non-violence and a call to a deeper respect for truth, as the proud future for the USA. Raised Catholic, Hicks is a Quaker attendee, Rinzai Zen practitioner, and interfaith activist, who seeks conflict resolution by understanding the call to justice in all of humanity’s religions.
Hicks appeared in the national media from 1999 to 2001 for republishing the controversial George W. Bush biography Fortunate Son. His struggle to print the full story about then-Governor Bush was covered by 60 Minutes, New York Times, Washington Post and the award-winning documentary “Horns and Halos,” broadcast on HBO’s Cinemax in 2003.
Hicks for Congress! www.hicksforcongress.com
Sander Hicks www.sanderhicks.com
The Occupy Wall Street Alter https://www.sanderhicks.com/altarOWS.html
Hicks at the 9/11 Justice in Focus Conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0ow8QHBrkc