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Michael lacey: American Mathematician

When it comes to Michael Lacey tons of individuals know him as being an American mathematician. Lacey began his career as soon as he could and received his Ph.D. in 1987 when he attended the University of Illinois. During the time that Lacey obtained his Ph.D., he was directly within the directions of none other than, Walter Philipp.

Lacey’s first theory happened to touch on being within the areas of probability, harmonic analysis and also an ergodic theory. His first theory happened to have also been achieved within his intervening years. He was given the opportunity at the Louisiana State University to hold his first postdoctoral position. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=CVXnps0AAAAJ&hl=en and https://arxiv.org/a/lacey_m_1.html

It was from 1989 until 1996 that Lacey proudly worked at Indiana University and was able to learn a lot from his position that he held there. Also during his time at Indiana University Lacey proudly was able to receive the National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. It was during this same time that he decided to start his study on the bilinear Hilbert transform.

During this time this transform happened to be part of a conjecture that was by Alberto Calderon and happened to be solved in 1996 by Lacey and Christoph Thiele, for having solved the conjecture the two men were proudly awarded the Salem Prize.

It has been since 1996 that Lacey held a working position at the Georgia Institute of Technology as being their Professor of Mathematics. It was then in 2004 that Lacey received what is the Guggenheim Fellowship, for the joint work that he did with Xiaochun Li. Then in 2012 Lacey proudly became known as being a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

Lacey’s work has been recognized all over and has been able to receive multiple awards. A few of these awards happen to include the Guggenheim and also the Simons Foundation award. Both of these awards Lacey to this day is extremely proud of being able to have been able to of obtained.

Along with Lacey’s many other roles and positions that he holds he has also held a position as being the director of training grants. This position he held was designed to be able to help and support many different postdocs, undergraduates and also graduate students.

This is another one of Lacey’s positions that he was very passionate about and always kept him extremely motivated to do the best that he possibly could do for all of his students.

Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance

As A United Force Of Good, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey Continue The Fight Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

In times of unrest and turmoil, we often see people coming together for the same cause. Such is the story of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, two media executives who were wrongly accused, arrested, detained and victimised by Joe Arpaio.

While the constitution of the United States of America, protects its citizens’ rights and grants them freedom of speech, Joe Arpaio did not think this was needed. He blatantly denied these two media journalists their civil rights as they have recently created a cover piece article in the Phoenix New Times publication.

Joe Arpaio was known for committing many misdeeds in his career as Maricopa town’s sheriff. While most people were only aware of the horrific racial profiling, discrimination and segregation based acts he had committed, after the arrest of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, the world soon understood that the sheriff was also a master at getting vengeance against people who dint nod in agreement at his every demand.

Fortunately for Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, justice did come to their rescue, and 24 hours after they were arrested, they were let go. Their arrest led to an acquittal not because Joe Arpaio finally understood the error of his ways; it was because of a nation-wide demand that these innocent media executives get justice sooner rather than later.

One would imagine that being the victims to such senseless acts of cruelty, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey would admit defeat and cower for their lives.

Hiding from the world, however; was not the fate of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey as they emerged stronger and all the more dedicated to getting justice not only for themselves but also for the Latino community that was constantly being tormented by Joe Arpaio.

A legal battle soon took place between Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey versus the Maricopa County. In 2013, the Maricopa County was ordered by an appellate court judge to give Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey a settlement of $3.7 Million for the suffering they had endured due to the actions of the sheriff. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://twitter.com/JimLarkin_ and http://james-larkin.com/press/

As one united force of good, together, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey founded the Frontera Fund with the settlement amount the received from the tiring legal battle.

This Fund was wholly dedicated to undoing the harm done by Joe Arpaio and his kind while preventing further crimes being committed on the Hispanic Community living in Arizona.

Does the story end here and did Joe Arpaio get his just desserts? Unfortunately not, but this was the very beginning of a revolution. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

While most people believed with conviction that Joe Arpaio would finally and rightfully get his comeuppance for victimising Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, an unexpected incident occurred that left many people stunned in disbelief.

Known to be a supporter of President Donald Trump, Joe Arpaio, once again dodged a bullet when the President granted him a pardon. While this disappointed many people in more levels that can be imagined, this release did not in any way dissuade Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey from continuing their fight against injustice.

With the Frontera Fund, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey continue to do as much as good as possible and as quickly as they can.

Aliento Combines Art And Political Action To Bolster Undocumented People

If there is anything an undocumented worker in the United States needs, it’s a sense of personal value and humanity. Living without legal status in a foreign country is far more than a daily economic struggle.

Along with it can come a sense of displacement that can make a person feel like they have no fundamental, intrinsic value.

An organization in Arizona wants to change that. They believe one of the best ways for people to get in touch with their own humanity is through art. Aliento is a nonprofit organization based in Mesa. They present themselves as a “youth-led” organization and staffed with people of undocumented status. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn

The central premise of Aliento is that, through creating works of art, people can heal themselves of psychological trauma — but they can go further and find inner strength, and a sense of personal power. Art can trigger a transformative experience.

Aliento has recently received financial support from the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund. This is a group that advocates for the lives and social/political status of undocumented workers, as well as Latino and Hispanic peoples living in America legally or illegally.

The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund was established by newsmen Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. As publishers of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media, Larkin and Lacey focused heavily on stories that showcased the lives, issues and plight of undocumented workers.

Among their journalistic pursuits was writing stories that shed light on the brutal and often illegal police tactics that persecuted undocumented workers in Arizona.

A key figure in this was former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a fiercely anti-immigrant lawman who frequently threw out the rule book – including the United States Constitution – in his aggressive harassment and arrest of undocumented workers.

In 2007, Sheriff Arpaio blatantly violated the law by arresting journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin because he did not like the stories they ran exposing the numerous illegal police actions of his deputies. Larkin and Lacey sued and were awarded $3.7 million.

That money is now being used to support groups like Aliento which, ironically, is advocating for the very groups people that were once the focus of police brutality under the auspices of Sheriff Arpaio.

In addition to sponsoring art, Aliento puts on political education workshops, works with community building spaces, promotes leadership development -– with the long-term goal of shifting U.S. immigration policy away from punitive policies and toward solutions based on justice, safety and humanity.