Weekly Roundup – The VOTE, and VOTE EARLY Edition

Happy Wednesday!  This week …instead of looking at one of our speakers, let’s look at the 2016 election for a minute, while we anticipate the 2018 mid-terms in two weeks … In 2016, six states were decided by a margin of 2% or less.  This week’s assignment- review the ten closest races in 2016 and …Read More

Weekly Round Up- A Closer Look at Dr. Edith Widder

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at ocean biological researcher Dr. Edith Widder! Dr. Edith Widder established the Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) to lead the effort of translating complex scientific issues into technological solutions, and to foster greater understanding of ocean life as a means to better, more …Read More

Weekly Roundup: Take a Closer Look at Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re taking a closer look at Dr. Ainissa Ramirez! “I have wanted to be a scientist ever since I was a little girl. I got the idea from a television program called 3-2-1 Contact, where I watched a young African-American girl solve problems. I saw my reflection in her and was …Read More

Weekly Update: A Closer Look at Jessica Valenti

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re taking a closer look at author/columnist Jessica Valenti! “One of the most successful and visible feminists of her generation.” ~The Washington Post.   Jessica Valenti – called one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world – is a columnist for Medium and a feminist author. Her most recent book, Sex …Read More

Weekly Update: A closer look at author Richard Rodriguez

Happy Wednesday! This week we’ll take a closer look at award winning essayist and author Richard Rodriguez. “Once upon a time, I was a ‘socially disadvantaged’ child. An enchantedly happy child. Mine was a childhood of intense family closeness. And extreme public alienation.” – Richard Rodriguez, Hunger of Memory   Rodriguez was born to Mexican …Read More

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