Weekly Round Up: Take a Closer Look at Daisy Hernandez

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at journalist/memoirist/creative writing professor Daisy Hernandez.                                                               Daisy Hernández is the author of the award-winning memoir A Cup of Water Under My Bed and coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. The former editor of ColorLines magazine, she has reported …Read More

Weekly Round Up: A closer look at Dr. Robert Bullard

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re taking a closer look at Dr. Robert Bullard, the ‘father of environmental justice’                                                        How does one become so named? In the early 80’s, Dr. Bullard was researching the location of solid waste dumps in metropolitan Houston.  Dr. Bullard and his researchers found that African American neighborhoods in Houston were …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Featuring Dr. Sandra Steingraber

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at 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 activism, she has more than earned it.   Dr. Steingraber was …Read More

Weekly Round Up: The Michael Mann Edition

Happy Wednesday!  This week, we’re taking a closer look at climate scientist Michael Mann. Dr. Mann is a climatologist and the head of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center. His work on the IPCC’s “Third Scientific Assessment Report” on climate change was cited as an important contribution to the IPCC and Al Gore winning the …Read More

Weekly Round Up: The Christine McKinley Edition

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at Christine McKinley!                                                 Christine is a mechanical engineer running her own engineering firm and managing industrial and commercial construction projects… but that hardly scratches the surface of her experiences and interests! She has also hosted two television shows: Under New York on …Read More

Weekly Round Up: The Mayor Michael Tubbs edition

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs!   Mayor Michael Tubbs was elected in 2012 as the youngest city council member in Stockton’s history, earning more than 60 percent of the citywide vote; and in 2016 became the youngest mayor in city history, and the youngest …Read More

Weekly Roundup – the Shola Lynch edition

Happy Wednesday! This week we’re talking a closer look at documentary filmmaker Shola Lynch.                                       Shola was quite accomplished in a number of areas before becoming a filmmaker. For instance, she was a member of the Sesame Street cast as a child! As she got older, she also became a nationally-ranked track star in high …Read More

Weekly Round Up: the Lilly Ledbetter edition

Happy Wednesday! This week, 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 the case of Ledbetter v. Goodyear:   “Lilly Ledbetter was a supervisor at Goodyear Tire and Rubber’s plant in Gadsden, Alabama, from 1979 …Read More

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