Posts Tagged ‘Jessica Valenti’

Weekly Roundup: Sandra Steingraber, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jessica Valenti

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Get into the week by checking out what some of our headlining speakers are up to:

 

Reporting live from Paris:  Dr. Sandra Steingraber gives us a first-hand account of the Paris Climate Summit, where the enthusiasm is palpable for making change and paving the way toward renewable energy and a decarbonized future.

 

In more movie news for this week, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson shares his thoughts on the realistic alternative to the new Disney Pixar movie The Good Dinosaur. What would REALLY happen if the Jurassic era continued?

 

Finally, check out the latest thoughts from Jessica Valenti over at theguardian.com. Are college students really as coddled as we think they are?

 

That’s all for this week! 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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Weekly Round Up: Bruce Campbell, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jessica Valenti

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Hope everyone is having a great week! Here’s the latest news from some of our speakers who are making headlines:

 

Bruce Campbell  stars in the new television incarnation of the cult classic Evil Dead series: Ash Vs Evil Dead. Read what he has to say before it premiers on STARZ  on Halloween!

 

Astrophysicist superstar Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson ponders the concept of life throughout the universe, and hints at why we need to keep the search going.

 

Jessica Valenti – the “Pioneer of modern feminism” –  explains what feminism means to her and tells us how young women and girls can get involved in an interview with inforum, before speaking on Thursday at North Dakota State University.

 

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


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Weekly Round Up: Jessica Valenti, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lilly Ledbetter

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Check out the latest from some of our amazing speakers:

 

Read Jessica Valenti’s piece from The Guardian on the significance of growing up feminist in the modern technological world, as she enlightens us on how young people can inspire change through being informed.

 

Watch Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson describe what he considers the funniest thing about the universe – what REALLY happens to you in a black hole.

 

Women’s rights crusader Lilly Ledbetter returned to her home state of Alabama, where she gave an inspiring speech at the University, sharing the story of her courageous journey to get her namesake Fair Pay Act passed into law.

 

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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Today is Equal Pay Day!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Today (April 14, 2015) is Equal Pay Day. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.

 

We want to applaud fair pay champion and speaker Lilly Ledbetter for her tireless efforts to highlight this issue and ensure it remains a part of our national dialogue.  Go Lilly!

 

Here’s a bit of of what our other awesome speakers and activists have been up to this past week:

 

Charles C. Mann has an intriguing new essay set to appear in the latest edition of Adbusters magazine.

 

The City of Boston welcomed Kathleen Hanna to the Wilbur Theatre last Thursday by declaring 4/9/15 “Riot Grrl Day.”  Awesome!

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Head over to the Guardian and check out Jessica Valenti’s latest essay.

 

That’s all for this week — be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest!

 


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Trending Now: Dr. Stephanie Coontz, Jessica Valenti, Lorene Cary, Kyle Thiermann

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Check out what our speaker’s have been up to this week!

 

Head over to the Guardian and check out Dr. Stephanie Coontz’ article about the UK’s new parental leave laws.

 

Feminist author and Guardian columnist Jessica Valenti has secured her latest book deal: She told the Cut that her fifth book, Sex Object, out next spring, will be a memoir focused on her own sexual experiences.

 

Be sure to check out author and speaker Lorene Cary’s new website and blog!

 

Environmental Activist and Pro Surfer Kyle Thiermann’s  new Discovery series is now live. Subscribe and you’ll get a new episode every Saturday at 10am!

 

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


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Trending Now: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, Wade Davis, Jessica Valenti

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Check out the latest updates from our awesome speakers, activists and change makers:

 

Materials scientist Dr. Ainissa Ramirez explains how frog legs actually helped to make the Academy Awards possible.

 

Head over to Ebony and read about how You Belong Co-Founders, former NFL player Wade Davis and writer Darnell L. Moore, teamed up with leading social justice organizations to launch – “This Is Luv” (#ThisIsLuv), a multi-media campaign highlighting affirming LGBT love in Black communities and families.

 

In her latest piece for the Guardian, Jessica Valenti asks the question “Why is bearing children seen as more important than surviving pregnancy?”

 

That’s all for this week —  Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest!


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Trending Now: Ian Cheney, Lateefah Simon, Charles Johnson

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Ian Cheney’s latest film, The Search for General Tso,  will be available in theaters and video-on-demand on January 2. Check out the newest trailer here!

 

Lateefah Simon, a MacArthur Fellowship winner for her civil rights work,  has been nominated for the San Francisco Chronicle’s newest award honoring the top Bay Area visionary.

 

Head over to The Guardian and check out Jessica Valenti’s editorial on the hashtag, #CrimingWhileWhite.

 

Writing for Tricycle.com, Charles Johnson recounts how his religious practice and creative work became expressions of one another.

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson meets with some extraordinary young men and women as he travels to the US Embassy in Barbados!

 

“NDT with members of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown”

“NDT with members of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown”

 

That’s all for this week —  be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest from our speakers!

 


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Trending Now: David Quammen, Steven Strogatz, Daisy Hernandez

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Get the latest from our speakers with this collection of good reads from around the web:

 

The New York Times reviews famed science writer David Quammen’s timely new release.  “In  Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus, Mr. Quammen puts the frightening reality of Ebola — and the heightened language and hyperbole surrounding it — into perspective.”

 

At the Chaos Ball (which has lovingly been called the geekiest event of the season) mathematician and speaker Steven Strogatz has a lively onstage discussion on chaos theory with science enthusiast Alan Alda.

 

Daisy Hernández grew up between cultures as a first-generation American child of a working-class Colombian mother and Cuban father. Head over to North Carolina Public Radio and listen as host Frank Stasio talks to Hernández about her life and work.

 

Feminist activist and author Jessica Valenti, writing at The Guardian, reminds readers that “The freedom to have fun, make mistakes and participate in some youthful irresponsibility shouldn’t be limited to boys”.

 

Kathleen Hanna, the onetime leader of the riot grrrl band Bikini Kill, sits down for an interview witth SFGate ahead of her performance at the Fillmore Theatre.

 

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Trending Now: Sandra Steingraber, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jessica Valenti

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

What does the anti-fracking and the climate movements have to do with one another? EcoWatch posted a speech by Sandra Steingraber, who has been campaigning for anti-fracking, explaining the correlation between the two.

 

Host of  “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Neil deGrasse Tyson, was featured on a  “StarTalk”  broadcast with the creator of  “Cosmos,” Ann Druyan. Get a peek into what it’s like behind the scenes of this Emmy-winning science documentary!

 

Jessica Valenti, author of  The Purity Myth and advocate for third-wave feminism, wrote an interesting column about virginity on The Guardian US.

 

Cornell professor and mathematics wiz, Steven Strogatz, writes about how simple physics and trigonometry can determine the inclination of a steep hill  on Huffington Post.

 

Join Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder on his latest adventure:

 

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Trending now: Suzan Harjo, Jessica Valenti, Ted Conover

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Here’s the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:

 

We start by recognizing the efforts of longtime Native American activist and speaker, Suzan Harjo, who was the driving force behind the cases that led the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office to cancel the federal trademarks for the Washington Redskins.

 

Congratulations to Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on winning ‘Best Reality Host’ at the 4th annual Critics’ Choice Television Awardsfor his role as host of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.

 

Check out Jessica Valenti’s latest article at The Guardian: “Transgender people want to exist without having to prove they are ‘real”.

 

New Hampshire Public Radio interviews Ted Conover, author of “Rolling Nowhere: Riding The Roads With America’s Hobos” about the sequel adventure he recently shared with his son.

 

Don’t miss the latest adventure from Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder!

 

That’s all for us — be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!

 


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Trending Now: Sandra Steingraber, Wade Davis, Arsalan Iftikhar

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Here’s what our speakers have been up to this week:

 

In an open letter to the NYT, Dr. Sandra Steingraber challenges the claim that there exists a “right way” to frack.

 

Arsalan Iftikhar talks with NPR about the tragic kidnappings in Nigeria and discusses how groups like Boko Haram are distorting the Muslim faith.

 

Congratulations to Michael Sam on being drafted by the St. Louis Rams! You Can Play Executive Director, Wade Davis, talks about how LGBT organizations can help support athletes.

 

Over at the Guardian, Jessica Valenti tells us “Why it’s OK to be a ‘bad feminist’ and Kathleen Hanna discusses “What happens when a riot grrrl grows up.”

 

We are happy to announce that Resurrection, the hit ABC show based on Jason Mott’s writing, will return for a second season!

 

That’s all for now, be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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What’s trending now: Michael Tubbs, Jessica Valenti, and more!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Here’s what is trending from some of our speakers, activists, and change makers:

 

The Huffington Post interviews Michael Tubbs and proclaims that the 23 year old councilman from Stockton, California will restore your faith in politicians.  True Son, a documentary film about councilman Tubbs, debuted last week at the Tribeca Film Festival.

 

In her latest column for The Guardian, Jessica Valenti explains that “feminists aren’t ‘man-haters’ – we just don’t like men who are sexist”.

 

With this year’s NFL draft set to be the first to feature an openly gay player, Bleacher Report describes how Wade Davis and others paved the way for Michael Sam.

 

GALO Magazine talks with filmmaker Ian Cheney about His Search for General Tso and America’s Love for the Famed Dish.

 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back Friday for our weekly video!


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Trending Now: Walsh-Kennedy Memorial, Wade Davis, and more!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

We would like to take a minute to honor and remember two fallen hometown heroes: Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy of the Boston Fire Department.

 

A Lieutenant Walsh – Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund has been established, donations can be made here.

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Here’s what some of our speakers have been up to this week:

 

Former NFL cornerback and You Can Play executive director Wade Davis gave two presentations last week to NFL owners, coaches and front office executives at the annual owners meetings. Wade’s talk addressed sexual orientation and homophobia in the locker room.

 

In the Washington Post, renowned feminist speaker and author Jessica Valenti describes why we need to keep talking about rape culture.

 

The Boston Globe covers Kathleen Hanna’s reemergence with the Julie Ruin.

 

Radiolab chats with Sonia Shah about the difficulties of sharing a planet with mosquitoes and with science writer David Quammen about the risks of getting rid of them.

 

At Wired Science, Charles C. Mann describes why renewables aren’t enough and clean coal has to be part of our future energy strategy.

 

That’s all for today – be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video.


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