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Roddenberry Fellowship

Meet a Fellow: Ivelyse Andino

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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

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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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Meet a Fellow: Cristina Leos

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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

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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 

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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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Meet a Fellow: Alia Salem

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Meet A Roddenberry Fellow Alia Salem July 12, 2019 Meet Alia, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow Alia Salem is the Founder and President of FACE (Facing Abuse in Community Environments). Her professional background is in organizational development, community organizing, and communications with a particular focus on the intersections of institutionalized racism and the push towards an…

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A Green New Deal is Happening Now, at a Local Level

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A Green New Deal is Happening Now, at a Local Level Jessica Tovar    I have been working to address the problem of environmental racism and fighting pollution in communities of color, the PG&E Hunters Point power plant in San Francisco and the tar sands expansion of Bay Area refineries.  The big question has always…

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