Stephen Gaskin

Stephen Gaskin led a discussion at Monday Night Class from 1966 until 1970, beginning on the campus of San Francisco State College and ending at San Francisco’s famous rock hall, The Family Dog. He also led a caravan of 50 school buses around the USA for a 42-city lecture tour, culminating in the founding of The Farm intentional community near Summertown, Tennessee. He was also the founder of The Farm’s overseas relief and development organization, Plenty, for which he received the First Right Livelihood Award, called in Europe the Alternative Nobel Prize. He released a spoken word album titled the Great Western Tour in 1974 and authored a dozen books. He was the husband of midwife Ina May Gaskin. Stephen passed away on July 1, 2014, at the age of 79.