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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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?”
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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.”
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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What does the anti-fracking and the climate movements have to do with one another? EcoWatch posteda speechby 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” broadcastwith the creator of “Cosmos,” Ann Druyan. Get a peek into what it’s like behind the scenes of this Emmy-winning science documentary!
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.
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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.
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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.