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10 Questions with Heejae Lim

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

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

On violence, memory, God, and Karma By, 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…

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Meet a Fellow: Evan Weissman

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…

2020 Roddenberry Fellowship Webinar

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…

Communication is a Privilege for Prisoners

Communication is a Privilege for Prisoners  By, 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…

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Meet a Fellow: Amani Sawari

Meet A Roddenberry Fellow Amani Sawari June 4, 2019   Meet Amani, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow Amani is a writer and founder of the site 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…

The Promise to Protect: a new environmental justice movement grows

The Promise to Protect: a new environmental justice movement grows By, Judith LeBlanc | May 30, 2019   Science is catching up with traditional Indigenous knowledge. The United Nations released a report, which documented that over a thousand animals and plant species are endangered due to human activity. From an Indigenous frame of reference, all…

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Meet a Fellow: Judith LeBlanc

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…