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Engineer/Women in STEM activist Christine McKinley – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, as part of our observance of Women’s History Month, we’re going to take a closer look at Christine McKinley! Christine is a mechanical engineer running her own engineering firm and managing industrial and commercial construction projects… but that hardly scratches the surface of her experiences and interests! She has also hosted […]

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Daisy Hernández, Author/memoirist/feminist- a closer look

Happy Wednesday! As part of our continuing observance of Women’s History Month, we’re taking a closer look at journalist/memoirist/creative writing professor Daisy Hernández!     Describing her newest publication, Daisy notes  “with my comadre, the author Bushra Rehman, I co-edited the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. That first edition came

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David Quammen and emerging diseases – a closer look!

Happy Thursday! This week, we have a special bonus speaker feature,  we’ll take a closer look at science writer David Quammen! David’s been featured in the news, and interviewed internationally, about the emerging coronavirus from China. David’s book Spillover took an in-depth look at emerging pandemics caused by animal-to-human transmission, including Ebola and coronavirus.  

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Civil/Human Right champion Lateefah Simon – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! Today, we’re taking a closer look at civil rights/human rights champion Lateefah Simon! (Lateefah, second from left, at recent dedication of the Oscar Grant mural at Fruitvale Station in San Francisco)   A nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice, Lateefah has over 20 years of executive experience advancing opportunities for

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National Book Award winning author Charles Johnson: a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a longer look at author/scholar Charles Johnson. Actually, the full ‘slash line’ would be author/Buddhist scholar/cartoonist/philosopher/photojournalist/television producer…   When asked about the difference between visual art and writing, Johnson said “…when you’re talking about language, you have the possibility of multiple levels of meaning. If I shifted

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Paul Watson- Sea Shepherd Founder, Ocean Warrior – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, , let’s take a look at Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson, as it’s Paul’s birthday!   With Paul’s international legal issues behind him, he has returned to the lecture circuit speak out for the world’s oceans. A few things to know about Paul:   -Founding member of Greenpeace, left when the

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Feminist essayist/author Jessica Valenti – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! We’re continuing our look at the speakers we’re getting the most requests for this spring. This week, we’re taking a closer look at author/columnist Jessica Valenti! “One of the most successful and visible feminists of her generation.” ~The Washington Post.   Jessica Valenti – called one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the

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