Posts by Roddenberry Foundation

Live long, prosperous, and trauma-informed

Andy Blevins 2020 Roddenberry Fellow Long-term, episodic dramas do not often showcase the impact that traumatic experiences can have on a person’s life, despite most characters enduring life-altering crises in every show. At the turn of the century, many Americans used their television time as a means of escape from the mundane, and even traumatic,…

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When The Lights Go Off During Fire Season, The People Can Turn them Back on

Crystal Huang People Power Solar Cooperative 2020 Fellow In the wake of one of the most devastating wildfire seasons in California’s history, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and other California utilities carried out widespread “Public Safety Power Shutoffs” (PSPS) across urban and rural areas  The PSPS program, which purported to protect against wildfires during especially…

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Roddenberry Foundation Awards $1 Million For Big, Bold Ideas To Change The World Amidst COVID-19

Contact media@roddenberryfoundation.org   Roddenberry Foundation Awards $1 Million For Big, Bold Ideas To Change The World Amidst COVID-19   (August 20, 2020, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)—The Roddenberry Foundation today announced the winners of its $1 million biennial prize—designed to advance the vision of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry—to four organizations working to better humanity amidst the…

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Productivity “Hacks” to Let You Focus on The Big Picture

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Jose Magaña-Salgado #ACA4DACA 2020 Roddenberry Fellow August 18, 2020 As someone running a consulting firm with multiple clients and competing deadlines, every hour in my day counts. I often find myself brainstorming how to increase productivity to attain a helpful and happy work-life balance. Below, I share my productivity hacks to help you spend less…

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Meet a Fellow: Sonya Passi

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Meet a Fellow: Sonya Passi  November 3, 2019 Meet Sonya, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow    Sonya is the founder of FreeFrom, a national organization on a mission to create pathways to financial security and long-term safety with and for survivors of intimate partner violence, so that they have the opportunity to live free from abuse.…

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The Cost of Charity

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The Cost of Charity Hannah Dehradunwala | October 26, 2019   I’ve been thinking a lot about money and how we dance with it. In the nonprofit world, it feels like an awkward bachata with a partner that your parents have set you up with. You try your best to touch minimally, making shy and…

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