Roddenberry Fellowship

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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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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Questions with Ebele Ifedigbo

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  Ebele Ifedigbo The Hood Incubator   Where is home currently? Oakland, CA What is your hometown? Buffalo, NY   Tell us about your project, The Hood Incubator! The Hood Incubator works to build economic power for Black communities through the legal cannabis industry   What advice would you give your younger self? I would tell…

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Meet a Fellow: Ebele Ifedigbo

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Meet a Roddenberry Fellow Ebele Ifedigbo | October 15, 2019   Meet Ebele, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow Ebele is the founding co-executive director of The Hood Incubator, a national organization leveraging the historic rise of the legal marijuana industry to build economic and political power for Black communities harmed by the drug war. The Hood…

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You can’t see what you don’t look at.

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You can’t see what you don’t look at. DeMar Pitman | September 20, 2019   As I sit and reflect on my past experience as an educator, I am reminded of the immense power that schools have in shaping the way our children view themselves and the world they live in.   Once our kids…

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