Posts Tagged ‘Lateefah Simon’

Weekly Roundup: Lateefah Simon, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lilly Ledbetter

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Hope everyone is having a great week! Here are some hot updates from a few of our cool speakers:

 

Shout out to the awesome social justice warrior Lateefah Simon, named one of the “Top 40 Under 40: A Force for Good” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Keep those trails blazing!

 

StarTalk fans rejoice! The NatGeo show, hosted by America’s favorite astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, has officially been renewed for a third season. And in bonus news, a StarTalk book commissioned by NatGeo will be released along with the new season.

 

Finally, equal pay crusader Lilly Ledbetter gave her ultimate interview of 2015 after presenting a talk for Kiwanis in Birmingham, AL. Thank you for fighting the good fight!

 

That’s all for this week! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


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Weekly Roundup: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, Lateefah Simon, Lorene Cary

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Hope everyone had a great  weekend! This week, check out what some of our change-making speakers are up to:

 

This past Sunday, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez officially launched her new podcast, Science Underground, in which she shares her mission to make science fun and accessible for everyone. Forbes.com spoke with Dr. Ramirez about the show, which you can read here. They urge you to listen to it, and so do we!

 

Civil Rights leader Lateefah Simon motivated students at Tennessee Technological University on October 20 with her inspiring talk on how to improve society and self. Read some snippets of her speech over at the TN Tech Oracle and become inspired to overcome!

 

Lorene Cary, Founder of “SafeKidsStories,” a new publication onwww.medium.com is on a mission to “shine a light on those creating safe schools for kids with the goal of encouraging others to do the same.” Read what Cary has to say about the project in this interview and visit https://medium.com/@safekidsstories for more information, and to read an array of stories shared across class, culture, and race.

 

And there you have it! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


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Trending Now: Ian Cheney, Lateefah Simon, Charles Johnson

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Ian Cheney’s latest film, The Search for General Tso,  will be available in theaters and video-on-demand on January 2. Check out the newest trailer here!

 

Lateefah Simon, a MacArthur Fellowship winner for her civil rights work,  has been nominated for the San Francisco Chronicle’s newest award honoring the top Bay Area visionary.

 

Head over to The Guardian and check out Jessica Valenti’s editorial on the hashtag, #CrimingWhileWhite.

 

Writing for Tricycle.com, Charles Johnson recounts how his religious practice and creative work became expressions of one another.

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson meets with some extraordinary young men and women as he travels to the US Embassy in Barbados!

 

“NDT with members of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown”

“NDT with members of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown”

 

That’s all for this week —  be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest from our speakers!

 


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