Jun 21, 2016

Ana Castillo, Author and Activist

Ana Castillo, a poet, award-winning novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor and playwright, is one of the most celebrated voices in contemporary Chicana literature. In her most recent book, Black Dove: Mama, Mi'jo and Me, she details her life as a single, brown, feminist parent, while at the same time, describes her against-all-odds career as a writer and activist. Join us for an enlightening, eye-opening and fascinating conversation.

Mar 15, 2016

Nicole Tung, Award Winning Photo-Journalist

Tahrir Square, the conflicts in Libya, and Syria, the refugee crisis in Europe. Award winning photo-journalist Nicole Tung has shared powerful, poignant, searing images in a career that began shortly after she graduated from college in 2009. Nicole talks openly, honestly, chillingly about her work documenting 'humanity at its worst, its best and everything' in between. No one should miss this conversation.

Feb 9, 2016

Nancy Giles, Three-Peat

She's baaack! It's time for another scintillating, provocative, 'no stone left unturned' conversation with award-winning actress, voice-over artist, comedian and writer Nancy Giles. The winner of 2 Emmys for her on-air commentaries on the acclaimed CBS News Sunday Morning, Nancy, once again, offers her her take on politics, race, pop culture and body image. Sit back, enjoy and get ready to laugh out loud!

Dec 8, 2015

New Jersey State Senator Loretta Weinberg

A committed, impassioned and devoted public servant, Democrat Loretta Weinberg has been a major player in New Jersey politics for more than 20 years. She was elected to the State Assembly in 1992; moved to the Senate side in 2005 and has been Majority Leader since 2012. A member of numerous committees, Senator Weinberg's long list of legislative accomplishments includes: sponsoring the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act, forming the Governor's Advisory Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, and helping to shape a landmark autism research funding bill. At 80, she's got more energy, stamina and grit than people half her age. You'll want to meet this force of nature.

Sep 29, 2015

Venida Chenault, PhD

VenidaChenault.jpgBelieve it or not, only 26.4% of college presidents are women. Venida Chenault, PhD is one of them. A member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi and Kickapoo tribes, she is the President of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. For more than 117 years, American Indians and Alaska Natives have been sending their children to Haskell, the premier tribal university in the United States. Join us for a fascinating, eye-opening and much needed conversation.

Sep 15, 2015

Ann Jacobs

AnnJacobs.jpgAnn Jacobs has worked in the criminal justice field on both the local and national level for more than 40 years. Since 2011, she has been the Director of the Prison Re-entry Institute at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice. At PRI, Ann oversees numerous projects, including the Prison to College Pipeline. During her career, Ann has designed and implemented innovative programs for men, women and families involved in the criminal justice system. Meet this committed, passionate woman on a mission.

May 5, 2015

Dorchen Leidholdt

myphoto.jpgAttorney and social activist Dorchen Leidholdt is the Director of The Center for Battered Women's Legal Services at Sanctuary for Families in New York City, the largest program of its kind in the country serving domestic violence victims. Since the mid-70s, she's been a leader in the movement against violence against women and is the founder of The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women. You won't want to miss this riveting and eye-opening conversation.

Apr 7, 2015

Sharon Katz

SharonKatz-solo.jpgThe world needs more women like musician and social activist Sharon Katz. Born and raised during South Africa's apartheid regime, and inspired by by Nelson Mandela's release from prison, she made history of her own...bringing together 500 black, white, colored and Indian children to form the country's first ever multi-cultural and multi-lingual choir. She took that musical message all over South Africa, and what followed was Sharon Katz and The Peace Train. She continues to spread the message of peace and reconciliation through performances and workshops around the world - the story documented in the film, When Voices Meet.

Feb 17, 2015

Nancy Giles Returns

Nancy.jpgA return appearance for the wonderfully refreshing, no-holds barred actress/voice-over artist/commentator Nancy Giles...who, since 2002 has been sharing her views, comedic and cutting, on CBS Sunday Morning. Sit back and enjoy another fascinating, provocative, and entertaining conversation with the irrepressible Nancy Giles.

Jan 27, 2015

Rachel Pasternak and Rachel Fisher - Documentary Directors and Producers

RachandRachel.jpgMeet Rachel Pasternak and Rachel Fisher, the women behind Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent. This powerful, riveting documentary tells the story of Rabbi Prinz. His impassioned sermons at synagogues in Berlin helped save many lives by encouraging Jews to leave Germany in the 1930s. Arrested numerous times and eventually expelled by the Nazis, Rabbi Prinz came to the U.S. where he wound up becoming a major player in the civil rights movement... helping to organize the 1963 March on Washington. This is a conversation you'll want to hear and a movie you must see.

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