Weekly Blog: Taking a closer look at Lateefah Simon

Happy Wednesday! Today, we’re taking a closer look at civil rights/human rights champion Lateefah Simon! A nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice, Lateefah has over 20 years of executive experience advancing opportunities for communities of color and low-income communities. Raised in San Francisco, Lateefah began organizing at age 15 for the Center …Read More

Take a Closer Look – Steven Strogatz

Happy Wednesday! We’re back from holiday break and ready to start a new year. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at mathematician/author/New York Times contributor Dr. Steven Strogatz Steven Strogatz is an applied mathematician who works in the areas of nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, often on topics inspired by the curiosities of …Read More

Take a closer look at: Dr. Margaret Lowman (“Canopy Meg”)

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

Take a Closer Look at: Annie Leonard, founder of the Story of Stuff Project

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re taking a closer look at Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA and the founder of the Story of Stuff Project. Annie Leonard is a tireless fighter for the environment and a longtime leader in the movement to change the way we make, use, and throw away Stuff. (photo: Erin …Read More

A Closer Look at – Why we give thanks

American’s Thanksgiving celebrations are echoed in many cultures around the world – the desire to give thanks to a bountiful harvest, a moment to reflect on the good things in our lives and our families. If you’ll be joining your family and friends for a meal this weekend, you might be asked ‘what is it …Read More

Take A Closer Look at — Stormchaser Warren Faidley

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at the ORGINAL storm chaser, Warren Faidley! Warren Faidley is a prize-winning photojournalist, adventurer and disaster survival expert. He is officially credited as the first, professional storm chasing photojournalist.   Warren and his images have appeared worldwide in National Geographic, The Weather Channel, the …Read More

Weekly Round Up: A Closer look at Chuck Collins

Happy Wednesday! 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 to bridge the national debate about wealth inequality and taxes as well; examining how to build community resilience and make a healthy transition to a sustainable new …Read More

Weekly Post – the Tree of Life Synagogue and the Night of Broken Glass

Dear readers – this week, rather than highlight one of our speaker’s good works, we’re going to offer a history lesson. You may well already be familiar with this story, if so, you might want to share it with others who aren’t.   The following are quotes from The History Channel’s article on Kristallnacht, the …Read More