Inequality scholar Chuck Collins – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty”. This week, we’re going to take a closer look at philanthropist/inequality scholar Chuck Collins!     He is a storyteller and organizer known for his efforts …Read More

Stockton Mayor Micheal Tubbs- a closer look

Happy Wednesday! Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday is Wednesday this week, and will be nationally observed next Monday.   Dr. King once said “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ We’re going to take a closer look at Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, a man for whom this question is …Read More

Labor Activist/Author Jane McAlevey – A closer look

Happy Wednesday, and Happy New Year! We’re starting 2020 by introducing to you our newest speaker, labor organizer and activist Jane McAlevey!   Jane McAlevey has spent most of her life as an organizer and negotiator. She’s fourth generation union, raised in an activist-union household. She spent the first half of her organizing life working …Read More

The Happy Holidays edition …

Friends – Even as we face uncertainty and conflict within the United States, we are reminded of the holidays that remind us of our commonality. Both the Christmas tree and the Hanukkah menorah are reminders of faith, of hope in hopeless situations, of renewal and rebirth. Let 2020 be the year of a world cultural …Read More

“Canopy Meg” Lowman – a closer look

Happy Wednesday!  This week, we’re taking a closer look at the woman they call “Canopy Meg” – Dr. Margaret Lowman. Nicknamed the “real-life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the treetops” by Wall Street Journal, Meg Lowman pioneered the science of canopy ecology. For over 30 years, she has designed hot-air balloons and walkways …Read More

Paul Watson- Sea Shepherd Founder, Ocean Warrior – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, , let’s take a look at Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson, as it’s Paul’s birthday!   With Paul’s international legal issues behind him, he has returned to the lecture circuit speak out for the world’s oceans. A few things to know about Paul:   -Founding member of Greenpeace, left when the …Read More

Science Evangelist Dr. Ainissa Ramirez – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re taking a closer look at Dr. Ainissa Ramirez! “I have wanted to be a scientist ever since I was a little girl. I got the idea from a television program called 3-2-1 Contact, where I watched a young African-American girl solve problems. I saw my reflection in her and was …Read More

Feminist essayist/author Jessica Valenti – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! We’re continuing our look at the speakers we’re getting the most requests for this spring. This week, we’re taking a closer look at author/columnist Jessica Valenti! “One of the most successful and visible feminists of her generation.” ~The Washington Post.   Jessica Valenti – called one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the …Read More