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

Novelist/Roboticist Daniel H. Wilson- a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we want to feature roboticist/novelist Daniel H. Wilson. He’s well-known for his New York Times best-selling novels, and is about to take a great leap forward with the publication of The Andromeda Evolution. Daniel H. Wilson is a Cherokee citizen and author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its …Read More

Equal Pay Activist Lilly Ledbetter- a closer look

Happy Wednesday! As we are deep in the midst of our customers finalizing their plans for Spring 2020, for programs like Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we’re taking a closer look at Lilly Ledbetter! The best explanation of what happened to Lilly at Goodyear comes from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s dissenting opinion in …Read More

Environmental Activist/Biologist Sandra Steingraber – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! As part of our focus on our most-requested speakers for Spring 2020, we’re going to take a closer look at biologist/activist Sandra Steingraber.      The Sierra Club declared that Dr. Steingraber was “the new Rachel Carson”. That’s quite a reputation to live up to! But because of her scholarship, her writing, and her …Read More

Daisy Hernandez- Journalist, Memoirist, Author Daisy Hernandez- a closer look

Happy Wednesday! For the next few weeks, we’re going to review the speakers everyone’s asking us about for their Spring 2020 events!   This week, we’re going to take a closer look at journalist/memoirist/creative writing professor Daisy Hernández! Describing her newest publication, Daisy notes “ with my comadre, the author Bushra Rehman, I co-edited the …Read More

Environmental Justice scholar/activist Robert Bullard – a closer look

Happy Wednesday!  We’re going to use the next few weeks to highlight speakers on topics and issues of interest to people planning Spring 2020 events; especially folks planning for the King holiday, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and/or Earth Day.   This week, we’re taking a closer look at Dr. Robert Bullard, the ‘father …Read More