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Category: Politics

Johanna Fernandez – Professor, Activist, Author, and Editor

Johanna Fernandez – Professor, Activist, Author, and Editor

Professor, activist, author, editor, Johanna Fernandez, PhD, teaches 20th Century U.S. History and the history of social movements at Baruch College City University of New York. Her book, “The Young Lords: A Radical History,” chronicles the Puerto Rican counterpart to the Black Panther Party. Dr. Fernandez filed a freedom of…
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Joyce Scott – Artist, Performance Artist, Lecturer

Joyce Scott – Artist, Performance Artist, Lecturer

Artist, sculptor, weaver, print maker, quilter, performance artist, lecturer, educator, MacArthur Fellowship recipient, Joyce Scott is all of the above! Well known for her work in jewelry, glass, and beadwork, she has been called the “Queen of Beadwork.” Joyce is renowned for her social commentary on issues such as racism,…
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Ashley Nicole Black, Is Back

Ashley Nicole Black, Is Back

It’s been a while since we first met and got to know the very funny and talented Ashley Nicole Black and so we thought it’s time for a ‘part 2.’ Ashley, who was a former correspondent and part of the Emmy-winning writing team for “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” is…
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Rachel Dretzin, Filmmaker

Rachel Dretzin, Filmmaker

Meet Emmy award winning director Rachel Dretzin (PBS' Frontline), who has been producing and directing documentaries since 1994. Rachel, along with her husband, are the founders of Ark Media, a Brooklyn-based documentary production company. "Far From the Tree," Rachel's first feature documentary, is based on the New York Times best seller by Andrew Solomon. It explores the difficulties and challenges of raising a child who has Downs syndrome, dwarfism, autism, deafness, mental illness, is a child prodigy, or are transgender. The power of documentaries to educate, inform, empower is a focus of this fascinating, important and honest conversation with this committed, creative, accomplished woman.
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Talya Tibbon, Documentary Filmmaker

Talya Tibbon, Documentary Filmmaker

Talya Tibbon is an award-winning documentary film and television director, producer and writer whose projects have focused on contemporary social and political issues. Talya has documented street gangs, drug dealers and users, former Guantanamo detainees setting out on a new path and now, perhaps the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time - the plight of refugees leaving war-ravaged Syria to seek asylum in other countries. Her riveting documentary "SKY AND GROUND" chronicles the journey of one such family as they make their way from Aleppo, Syria, to a refugee camp on the border of Greece and Macedonia, to their eventual goal - Berlin. You can't afford to miss this honest, compelling conversation with one helluva creative, committed woman.
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