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Undocumented Students and Families in Our Schools Deserve to Be Supported, Protected and Uplifted

Undocumented students and families in our schools deserve to be supported, protected and uplifted Vanessa Luna | September 6, 2019   It’s back to school season and I can’t help but think about my time in the classroom as a former 6th-grade DACAmented teacher in Los Angeles and NYC. I clearly remember the innate desperation…

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Meet A Fellow: Vanessa Luna

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

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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For Those Us At The Shoreline: Liner Notes for An Undone Revolution 

For Those Us At The Shoreline: Liner Notes for An Undone Revolution Frank Leon Roberts | August 23, 2019    What would happen if we learned to finally trust the visionary leadership of black women and black queer folk? What would’ve happened had we all actually trusted Harriet (when she tried to lead us to…

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Catalyst: Coral ROVtech

In the last 30 years, over half of the world’s coral reefs have been lost. Rising ocean temperatures, over-fishing, pollution and agricultural run-off are destroying reefs at a rapid pace.

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Catalyst: NextBillion

1 in 5 people in the world live with a disability. At over a billion people worldwide, they constitute the world’s largest minority. Those living with disabilities are twice as likely to be unemployed, and it is often difficult for them to find the right mentor who can help them move forward and reach their potential in a career.

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2018 Roddenberry Prize: About the Prize

2018 Roddenberry Prize About the Prize The Roddenberry Foundation | May 25, 2018   Last year, Project Drawdown, an international coalition of scientists, economists, and experts cataloged and ranked the most effective solutions to global warming. This has never been done before (shocking, right!) and the results are surprising. Some solutions are less effective than one…

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2018 Roddenberry Prize: Press Release

  LOS ANGELES, Calif. – May 7, 2018 – The Roddenberry Foundation announces its $1M Prize for Climate Change.The 2018 Roddenberry Prize, officially launching May 7, seeks to recognize unexpected, overlooked, and unheralded solutions to climate change. The $1 million prize is focused on food waste, plant-rich diets, girls’ education, and women’s rights—all generally underfunded and often unrecognized for their impact on climate change. This year’s Roddenberry Prize is…

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#Charlottesville

Roddenberry Fellowship #Charlottesville Lior Ipp | August 2017   Watching the images of Neo-Nazis and white nationalists fill our news and social media feeds, is as frightening as it is disturbing. It’s easy to feel powerless – even hopeless – in the face of this past weekend’s events in #Charlottesville. When we conceived of the…

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2018 Fellowship: Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, July 25, 2017 The Roddenberry Foundation Launches $1 Million Fellowship Fund for US-Based Activists Inaugural Fellowship Accepting Applications for Projects in Civil Rights, Climate Change and Environmental Justice, Immigration and Refugee Rights, and LGBTQIA and Women’s Rights The Roddenberry Foundation is pledging $1 million towards activism through its inaugural Roddenberry…