Weekly Update: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lateefah Simon, Jessica Valenti

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week –


Neil deGrasse Tyson will be making a cameo in the upcoming Futurama feature film… along with Stephen Hawking, Bill Nye, and George Takei. Check out the clip here.


While on the subject, we should mention that Dr. Tyson’s new book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is still on the New York Times best-seller list! Six weeks and counting!


In an editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle, Lateefah Simon writes: “BART (note: Bay Area Rapid Transit, the San Francisco Bay area public transportation agency) is safer for everyone when every rider can trust and work with law enforcement. A Safe Transit Policy will ensure that victims and witnesses of crimes do not fear to speak up and report incidents to BART police.” More in the link


Jessica Valenti publishes her first Marie Claire column, and wastes no time taking the Democratic Party to task for its lack of spine on reproductive rights.


And those are the stories for this week! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!