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Meet a Fellow: Frank Leon Roberts

Meet a Fellow: Frank Leon Roberts August 14, 2019    Meet Frank, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow   Frank Leon Roberts is an activist, professor, political organizer and founder of The Baldwin Hansberry Project. The proud son of two formerly incarcerated parents, he is currently on the faculty at New York University, where his course on…

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Hip Hop & Health: Lyrics and Lessons

Hip Hop & Health: Lyrics and Lessons Ivelyse Andino | August 14, 2019   Hip Hop & Health: Lyrics and Lessons   “It’s funny how money change a situation Miscommunication leads to complication My emancipation don’t fit your equation I was on the humble, you on every station” Lauryn Hill. Lyrics to “Lost Ones” The…

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Meet a Fellow: Ivelyse Andino

Meet a Fellow: Ivelyse Andino August 8, 2019    Meet Ivelyse, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow  Ivelyse Andino is an Afro-Latina health equity innovator born and raised in The Bronx and the founder and CEO of Radical Health. While she routinely trained oncologists on new drugs, she found herself unprepared when her mother was diagnosed with…

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Meet A Fellow: Gautam Jagannath

Meet Gautam, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow  Gautam Jagannath is a leading innovator and founding director of Social Justice Collaborative. Gautam was certified by the State Bar of California as an Immigration & Nationality Law expert.  SJC provides deportation defense and related legal services to low-income immigrants, mostly refugees, in the San Francisco Bay Area and…

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Young people want to talk. Are we ready to listen?

Young people want to talk. Are we ready to listen? Cristina Leos July 25, 2019   “It is very hard to just talk one on one about stuff with my parents. When I am alone with them I get very tense and always scared. I can’t wait for the day I can.”    Through our…

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Meet a Fellow: Cristina Leos

Meet a Roddenberry Fellow Cristina Leos  July 22, 2019     Meet Cristina, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow   Cristina Leos is the co-founder of Real Talk, a mobile app that connects teens with authentic stories and trusted resources on sensitive health topics, like sexual health and mental health. Her expertise centers around using behavioral science…

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10 Questions with Andrew Grant-Thomas

Name: Andrew Grant-Thomas, Current City: Amherst, Massachusetts.   Tell us more about your project, EmbraceRace! EmbraceRace is a national nonprofit providing resources and creating a community for parents and other caregivers working to raise children who are thoughtful, informed, and BRAVE about race.   How did you get into this work?  There are a lot…

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Meet a Fellow: Andrew Grant-Thomas 

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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Self-Care Cannot Be a Buzzword – as an Activist, It Has to Be a Way of Life.

Self-Care Cannot Be a Buzzword – as an Activist, It Has to Be a Way of Life. Alia Salem   So I am turning 40 this year yet I still feel like I am in my late 20s, but I am also really tired. I have accomplished a lot of meaningful work in my professional…