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Meet a Fellow: Andrew Grant-Thomas 

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Meet A Roddenberry Fellow Andrew Grant-Thomas  July 19, 2019   Meet Andrew, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow    Andrew is the co-founder of EmbraceRace, a national nonprofit that supports parents, teachers, and other adults to raise children who are thoughtful, informed and brave about race. They are working to help nurture a generation of children with…

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Meet a Fellow: Alia Salem

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Meet A Roddenberry Fellow Alia Salem July 12, 2019 Meet Alia, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow Alia Salem is the Founder and President of FACE (Facing Abuse in Community Environments). Her professional background is in organizational development, community organizing, and communications with a particular focus on the intersections of institutionalized racism and the push towards an…

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A Green New Deal is Happening Now, at a Local Level

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A Green New Deal is Happening Now, at a Local Level Jessica Tovar    I have been working to address the problem of environmental racism and fighting pollution in communities of color, the PG&E Hunters Point power plant in San Francisco and the tar sands expansion of Bay Area refineries.  The big question has always…

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Meet a Fellow: Jessica Guadalupe Tovar

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Meet A Roddenberry Fellow Jessica Guadalupe Tovar June 25, 2019 Meet Jessica, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow   Jessica Guadalupe Tovar is an organizer for the Local Clean Energy Alliance, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Local Clean Energy Alliance is the Bay Area’s foremost membership organization working at the local, state, and national…

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10 Questions with Heejae Lim

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Heejae Lim Founder, TalkingPoints   Where is home currently? San Francisco What is your Hometown? Seoul/London   Tell us more about your project, TalkingPoints!  TalkingPoints’ mission is to drive student success in low-income communities by using accessible technology to unlock the potential of family engagement in children’s education. Our multilingual engagement platform connects family members…

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Meet a Fellow: Heejae Lim

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Meet A Roddenberry Fellow Heejae Lim June 20, 2019   Meet Heejae, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow Heejae is the founder of TalkingPoints, a non-profit with a mission to drive student success—especially in underserved, diverse immigrant communities—by using accessible technology to unlock the potential of family engagement in children’s education. Heejae founded TalkingPoints based on her…

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On violence, memory, God, and Karma

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On violence, memory, God, and Karma Evan Weissman | June 15, 2019   As “spiritual but not religious” becomes more and more prevalent I think our communities are in desperate need of some more Rites of Passage into adulthood. I’ll trash-talk the negative aspects of religion with the best of them but if my bar…

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Meet a Fellow: Evan Weissman

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Meet A Roddenberry Fellow Evan Weissman June 11, 2019   Meet Evan, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow Evan is the founding executive director of Warm Cookies of the Revolution, a Civic Health Club that blends innovative arts and culture with crucial civic issues. Evan teaches nonviolence at The Colorado College. He was a Kellogg Foundation Leadership…

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