Take a Closer Look – Environmental Activist/Biologist Dr. Sandra Steingraber

Happy Wednesday! This week, as we close out Women’s History Month, and in anticipation of the upcoming Earth Day observance, 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, …Read More

Take a Closer Look – 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 for …Read More

Take A Closer Look: STEM activist Christine McKinley

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 the History …Read More

A Closer Look- Lilly Ledbetter

Happy Wednesday! This week, with Friday March 8the being International Women’s Day, 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 …Read More

A Closer Look at – Shola Lynch, Filmmaker and Scholar

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 school, …Read More

Take a Closer Look: Charles C. Mann

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re taking a closer look at science/history journalist and author Charles C. Mann. Charles C. Mann is the author of 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, a New York Times bestseller, and 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, which won the US National Academy of Sciences’ Keck Award …Read More

A Closer Look at author/scholar Charles Johnson

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a longer look at author/scholar Charles Johnson. Actually, the full ‘slash line’ would be author/Buddhist scholar/cartoonist/philosopher/photojournalist/television producer…   When asked about the difference between visual art and writing, Johnson said “…when you’re talking about language, you have the possibility of multiple levels of meaning. If I shifted …Read More

Weekly Update: A Closer Look at Arn Chorn Pond

Happy Wednesday! Today, we’re taking a closer look at Cambodian cultural ambassador/human rights activist Arn Chorn Pond. Arn Chorn Pond survived the Cambodian “Killing Fields” genocide in the 70’s.  By learning to play an instrument in the concentration camp, Arn was spared execution because he and his fellow musicians played music to mask the sounds …Read More