Roddenberry Fellowship

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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Meet a Fellow: DeMar Pitman

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Meet a Roddenberry Fellow: DeMar Pitman September 11, 2019 Meet DeMar, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow   DeMar Pitman is an educator, activist, and self-taught technologist who believes strongly in the power of technology to shrink long-standing equity and achievement gaps. He is the founder and executive director of Discriminology, a non-profit focused on leveraging technology…

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Meet A Fellow: Vanessa Luna

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Meet a Fellow: Vanessa Luna September 5, 2019   Meet Vanessa, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow   Vanessa Luna is the Co-Founder and Chief Program Officer of ImmSchools. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 10 from Lima, Peru. Growing up undocumented and as a former DACAmented teacher, she has experienced first hand…

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Meet a Fellow: Hannah Dehradunwala

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Meet Hannah, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow August 29, 2019   Meet Hannah, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow Hannah is a Pakistani-American Muslim and the co-founder & CEO of Transfernation, a logistics company focused on building tech-based, integrated food rescue systems for cities. She co-founded Transfernation during her sophomore year at New York University.    Transfernation is…

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Meet a Fellow: Frank Leon Roberts

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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

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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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