Posts Tagged ‘Emily Hunter’

Speakers in the News: Kathleen Hanna, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Emily Hunter

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Hope everyone is having a great week! Here is what a few of our speakers have been up to:

 

In exciting news for music fans, Kathleen Hanna’s original punk band Bikini Kill will reissue their rare first demo: Revolution Girl Style Now, which comes out September 22 on Bikini Kill Records.

 

Emmy Award Nominee Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the award show lineup, and more importantly why science literacy is so important for the future. You know you want to know!

 

Check out how “We all are part of a cultural change, part of a consciousness change” according to environmental activist Emily Hunter, as she illuminates audiences on the dangers of climate change with her new documentary.

 

That’s all for this week! Enjoy the final weeks of summer and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


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Trending Now: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kathleen Hanna, Emily Hunter

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Here are the latest updates from some of our amazing speakers:

 

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson participated in a Q&A panel on Monday night with doctors, mathematicians and other scientists. The panelists took questions on topics including climate change, extraterrestrial life and artificial intelligence.

 

Be sure to check out the animated short ‘Myrna The Monster’ featuring Kathleen Hanna.   The animated short-film reveals the iconic voice of punk icon Kathleen Hanna, voicing the titular character.

 

The new documentary “How to Change the World” pays tribute to an environmental legacy and will debut on September 9th. Environmental activist, filmmaker and speaker Emily Hunter has a unique and personal perspective on the subject!

 

That’s all for this week! Enjoy the final weeks of summer and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


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Trending Now: Emily Hunter, Gail Dines, Enrique Morones

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Check out the interactive version of Emily Hunter’s documentary story ACTIVISM 2.0 made available in various online newspapers across Canada this weekend!

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Enrique Morones visits the White House to discuss the President’s recent executive action on immigration and to discuss what more needs to be done.

 

Gail Dines doesn’t hold back when she discusses pornography and its harmful effects, calling porn “the butcher shop of women.”

 

Head over to WUWM and check out a great conversation with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson about how science is found everywhere.

 

That’s all for this week —  we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

 

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Getting people to listen!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Jodi Solomon Speakers has been a strong supporter for the People’s Climate March which happened this past Sunday. So what is the next step?  Raising awareness is dependent on getting everyone to listen (governments, companies, and fellow citizens).

 

People's Climate Marchers including your very own, Jodi Solomon

People’s Climate Marchers, including your very own, Jodi Solomon

 

The throngs that marched in support of actions to prevent negative climate change got people listening due to the sheer number of people participating. When the hundreds of thousands of marchers like Michael MannChuck Collins, Sandra Steingraber Tim DeChristopherAnnie LeonardDavid Helvarg, and Emily Hunter, Robert Bullard, talked to their friends, family, co-workers, social media networkers and fans, you can imagine the multiplied effect of this awareness.   One person can make a difference.

 

 

Sandra Steingraber making her voice heard

Sandra Steingraber making her voice heard

Sandra Steingraber and Tim deChristopher rally support together

Sandra Steingraber and Tim deChristopher rally support together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How will you help to spread the word?


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“We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children.” -Dennis Hall

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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We don’t need to convince you that the weather in Boston has been gorgeous these past few days. But year after year, days like this are becoming more and more scarce as our seasons become increasingly more extreme. While many of our fellow citizens have taken serious steps to try to prevent our situation from worsening, governments have moved at a glacial (no pun intended) pace. And that’s why we support the marchers in NY in two weeks.

 

On September 21, 2014, many will gather for the People’s Climate March in New York, NY in support of:

 

a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.”-People’s Climate March Website 

 

Who wouldn’t want these things? Just in case you aren’t sold on supporting the march, check out the video below of biologist Sandra Steingraber explaining why she thinks the world needs an event like this to happen. Alongside fellow activists like Annie Leonard, Emily Hunter, Tim DeChristopher, and so many others, Steingraber is taking a stand that we think should be noticed.

 

Soak in the weather folks- if this march doesn’t move enough decision-makers to act, we may not have many more of these days.

On an (almost) completely different note, for all you Emory’s World lovers out there, I leave you this new cartoon:

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Weekly Round Up – State of the Union and more!

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Good afternoon!

 

We start off with a quick reminder that President Obama will deliver the State of the Union Address this evening. The address is scheduled to begin at 9PM.  Look for fierce crusader and client,  Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, who will be in attendance!

 

We are very encouraged by President Obama and Vice President Biden’s recent announcement that they will be forming a task force to address the very real problem of sexual assault on college campuses. The White House Council on Women and Girls report, entitled “Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action,” found that 22 million American women and 1.6 million men have been victims of sexual assaults. The Obama Administration needs to be commended for keeping this issue at the forefront of our national conversation.

 

Now let’s take a look at what some of our other speakers have been up to this past week…

 

First, we’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest client, filmmaker Shola Lynch!

 

Less than two months to go until the March 9th premiere of the new Cosmos series on Fox! Check out Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s chat with ADWEEK in which he describes his first taste of the universe: “When you’re a New Yorker, there is no night sky,” he says. “You’ll see the moon, maybe a planet or two, but there’s no relationship with the night sky. So, I saw my first night sky at age 9 at the Hayden Planetarium. And it was so compelling and so much of a kind of mental baptism that I thought it was a hoax. But that was it—that was the night the universe chose me to study it.”

 

Eco-warrior Emily Hunter has been hard at work on her latest documentary series entitled “Activism 2.0”.  The first installment of the new series focuses on the group “The Black Fish”.  You can see a clip from the film here.

 

Surfing for Change activist Kyle Thiermann rides some giant swells and continues to spread his environmental message at the Mavericks Invitational in Half Moon Bay, CA.

 

On NPR’s Tell Me More, Spencer Overton and Heritage Sr. Legal Fellow John Malcolm have a lively discussion on the Voting Rights Amendment Act and the Presidential Commission on Election Administration Proposals.

 

Evil Dead and Burn Notice star, Bruce Campbell, talks with the Columbian about his appreciation for conventions like this past weekend’s Wizard World Portland Comic Con, which have opened up fan access to celebrities.  “When I was a kid, I didn’t have any place to go to meet my heroes,” Campbell said. “Baseball did some of that early on (with signing and card trading events) but the comic con and pop culture stuff – that came later.”

 

Dr. Robert Bullard pens a piece for Op Ed News explaining “Why Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Must Be a National Priority”.

 

Finally, we leave you on a comical note – head over to Forbes to check out Liza Donnelly’s interview with Kate Clinton as a part of her series on ‘Professionally Funny Women’.

 

Have a great week and be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!

 


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