Climate Change- Special Edition: a closer look

Happy Tuesday!  We’re going a day early.   This week, instead of looking at one speaker specifically, we’re going to look three of our speakers whose work involves climate change related issues. Remember, this Friday, Sept. 20, is the beginning of the Global Climate Strike, and Boston in general (and our office in particular) will …Read More

Novelist Carolina De Robertis – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! Today, we are going to take a closer look at novelist/translator Carolina De Robertis, whose newest novel CANTORAS has just been released.   A writer of Uruguayan origins, Carolina De Robertis is the author of the novels The Gods of Tango, Perla, and the international bestseller The Invisible Mountain. Her books have been translated …Read More

Stormchaser Warren Faidley – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we are all thinking about that people of the Bahamas and the devastation they have experienced, and the folks along the East Coast who wait to see what Hurricane Dorian will bring. With this in mind, we’re going to take a closer look at the ORIGINAL storm chaser, Warren Faidley! Warren …Read More

Lilly Ledbetter, Equal Pay Activist – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week we’re taking a closer look at equal pay activist 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, …Read More

21st Century Mayor Michael Tubbs – a closer look

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

Daisy Hernandez – The early reviews for COLONIZE THIS 2nd Ed. are in!

Happy Wednesday! This week’s blog is focusing on the early praise we’re seeing for Daisy Hernandez’s new edition of her classic collection of feminist essays COLONIZE THIS!   One of “18 Books Every White Ally Should Read” —Bustle   One of “19 Books on Intersectionality that Taylor Swift Should Read” —BuzzFeed   One of “13 …Read More

Environmental/Community Leader Vien Truong – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at environmental/community leader Vien Truong Vien Truong learned two things as a child: Climate change affects us all, and some people suffer more than others.   When her family arrived in the Bay Area as refugees from war-ravaged Vietnam, her parents didn’t speak English …Read More

History of Marriage Historian Stephanie Coontz – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we are going to take a closer look at Dr. Stephanie Coontz, an historian who is one of America’s leading authorities on the history of the institution of marriage. Her views are insightful, provocative, and based on years of solid academic scholarship. You may say to yourself “but marriage has been …Read More