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10 Questions with Andrew Grant-Thomas

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…

Meet a Fellow: Andrew Grant-Thomas 

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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Self-Care Cannot Be a Buzzword – as an Activist, It Has to Be a Way of Life.

Self-Care Cannot Be a Buzzword – as an Activist, It Has to Be a Way of Life. Alia Salem   So I am turning 40 this year yet I still feel like I am in my late 20s, but I am also really tired. I have accomplished a lot of meaningful work in my professional…

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Meet a Fellow: Alia Salem

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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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.

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.

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…

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…


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…

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…