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Entries from January 2020

Josephina Lopez–On the reemergence of ‘Real Women Have Curves’

January 16th, 2020 · Comments

Josephina Lopez discusses the reemergence of 'Real Women Have Curves.' Lopez's work of art and heart began as a play, morphed into a screenplay and is on the verge of making its way back to the stage. Listen to learn how Lopez found her path and what keeps her inspired. 

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Do What You Love Make Ends Meet

January 16th, 2020 · Comments

What does it look like to follow your dream and make ends meet? Hear from a professional gardener, a healthcare access attorney, a life coach and yoga instructor and a Preschool Center Director...

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Mitali Perkins–On Writing beyond the ’single story’

January 16th, 2020 · Comments

Mitali Perkins always knew she wanted to write for children--not to write about bunnies but about complex social justice issues like gender equity, hyphenated identities and border politics. With each book, Perkins pushes readers to conceptualize a world that is bigger, more complex and filled with more possibilities that even walls and borders can't stop. Perkins' book Rickshaw Girl, the story of a Bangladeshi girl's determination to help her family earn money in the most unconventional of ways, is being adapted into a screenplay and her book Between Abuela and Us offers a glimmer of hope to children who are separated by borders for their loved ones. On a community level, Perkins strives to help adults learn from children in how to engage in difficult convrsations about race. Listen and be inspired. 

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Women respond to escalating tension in Iran

January 9th, 2020 · Comments

As tensions escalate in Iran, people of all backgrounds are taking to the streets to voice their opposition and say no to war. At the San Francisco protest, I ran into Professor Persis Karim from the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies and Donna Favard, the Organizing Director of NIAC Action. 

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