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From The Network: Alum News, Job Postings, & More [July 2017]

By July 27, 2017August 10th, 2017No Comments

Here’s the latest from the thousands of alums and partners that are a part of Rockwood’s network. Have something to share? Let us know about it!

Alums in the News


  • Ai-Jen Poo joined the board of the Ford Foundation
  • Heather McGhee, Rashad Robinson, Saru Jayaraman, and Malkia Cyril were included on the 2017 YBCA 100 List
  • Jotaka Eaddy was featured in the Huffington Post
  • Linda Sarsour wrote “Islamophobes Are Attacking Me Because I’m Their Worst Nightmare” for the Washington Post
  • Troy Williams was featured on PBS NewsHour after being named new editor of San Francisco Bay View Newspaper
  • Betty Gronneberg, founder of UCodeGirl, was interviewed for the Huffington Post
  • Leah Greenberg and Alicia Garza shared why they devoted their lives to change with the Washington Post
  • Sam Dyson posted “Don’t Just Grow. Be Transformed.” on Medium
  • Rashad Robinson gave the keynote talk titled “Are We Going To Get This Right?” at the 2017 Personal Democracy Forum
  • Vanita Gupta wrote “The Voter Purges Are Coming” for the New York Times
  • Cristina TzinTzun’s organization Jolt Texas staged the “Quinceañera at the Capitol” protest
  • Pramila Jayapal spoke out against the possible ban against trans people in the military

News & Inspiration


  • adrienne maree brown shares wisdom about self-care and depression in “the scale of epiphany”
  • Weekly horoscopes from queer black femme astrologer Naimonu James are like mini-pep talks from your best friend
  • A powerful loving kindness guided meditation by Dr. Candice Nicole to help you cope with racial trauma
  • How making time for silence in your day can actually help you be more productive, from Harvard Business Review

Leadership Opportunities


Fellowships & Funding

  • The Roddenberry Foundation is accepting applications for the inaugural Roddenberry Fellowship (Deadline: August 22)
  • The Novo Foundation just launched the Radical Hope Fund (Deadline: October 4)


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