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2020 Roddenberry Fellowship Webinar

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2020 Roddenberry Fellowship Webinar | June 7, 2019 This is a recording from the June 6, 2019 webinar about the Fellowship and the 2020 selection process. The second half of the webinar will includes a live chat for participants to ask questions. If you have further questions about the Fellowship or application process please send…

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Communication is a Privilege for Prisoners

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Communication is a Privilege for Prisoners  Amani Sawari  | June 7, 2019   When I open a letter from someone on the inside a sense of gratitude washes over me. I can’t help but think about the cost of the journal that they tore the sheet of paper from in order to share their thoughts…

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Meet a Fellow: Amani Sawari

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Meet A Roddenberry Fellow Amani Sawari June 4, 2019   Meet Amani, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow Amani is a writer and founder of the site sawarimi.org. She was also selected as Jailhouse Lawyers Speak’s spokesperson for the 2018 National Prison Strike. Her advocacy for prisoners’ human rights has stemmed from her understanding of the negative…

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Meet a Fellow: Judith LeBlanc

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Meet A Roddenberry Fellow Judith LeBlanc May 28, 2019   Meet Judith, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow Judith is a member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma and the director of the Native Organizers Alliance (NOA), a national Native training and organizing network. Together Judith and NOA have built relationships with tribes, traditional societies and grassroots…

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Advances of an energy uprising in Puerto Rico

Arturo Massol-Deya and Alex Hannold lead the Casa Pueblo "Marcha Sol" protest down the street in Puerto Rico.

Advances of an energy uprising in Puerto Rico Arturo Massol-Deyá | May 16, 2019 It’s 4:36 AM, time to make coffee. I look briefly at the news in darkness before leaving from San Juan, to the other side of the island where I teach at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus. The weekend’s work,…

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Fellowship Vlog: Jonathan Lykes

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Jonathan Lykes is a Black queer artist, activist and senior policy analyst. He’s the co-founder of Keeping Ballroom Community Alive Network (KBCAN.org), founder and co-producer, The Black Joy Experience (@blackjoyexperience), a founding member of Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), and a 2018 Roddenberry Fellow. For more about Jonathan and his work, check out his bio.…

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Thinking about applying for the Roddenberry Fellowship?

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Roddenberry Fellowship 2020   Great! We’re thrilled you’re considering a Fellowship application because that probably means you’re doing badass work to make our country better. (If you’re not — this may not be the right program for you…)   2020 Fellowship Criteria Broadly speaking, the Fellowship is designed to support talented and passionate individuals who…

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Fellowship Vlog: Maddie Hayes

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Maddie Hayes is is a North Carolina native and the Director of the Refugee Community Partnership (RCP), where she works with refugee leaders to develop community-driven models for refugee support work in NC. She was part of the inaugural Roddenberry Fellowship 2018 cohort. For more about Maddie and her work, check out her bio. Video…

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