This month’s Couch Conversations with pleasure activist and author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds adrienne maree brown was EPIC! Check out the full video above, or visit the #CouchConversations hashtag on Twitter for the live highlights.
And don’t miss the next session July 26 with Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend The Arc and one of today’s leading voices in cross-movement immigration activism.
Alums in the News
- Adrian Coman and his partner Clai Hamilton won their EU court case for recognition of same-sex marriage in countries where it is not legal.
- Matt Landis and his family were featured in an interactive short documentary produced by Google, “Living To Serve”.
- Anita Earls is running for North Carolina State Supreme Court.
- Shahid Buttar is running for Congress.
- Pramila Jayapal and Linda Sarsour were part of the immigrant detention protests in Washington, DC, with Rep. Jayapal one of the over 500 people who were arrested.
- Cristina Jimenez was honored at VH1’s 2018 Trailblazer Honors.
- Alum organization Insight Garden Program was featured in a short video by Seeker.
- Ben Jealous won the Democratic primary for governor of Maryland.
- Ilyse Hogue wrote an op-ed about Roe v. Wade for Marie Claire.
- Ai-Jen Poo discussed the backlash to family separations at the border on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes.
- Stosh Cotler, Linda Sarsour, and Cristina Jimenez were part of the spontaneous protest to greet separated children at LaGuardia Airport.
- Annie Leonard wrote an op-ed for The Guardian about how to stop plastic pollution.
- Rebecca Cokley was featured on a segment about gene editing on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
News & Inspiration
- “How Social Change Actually Happens: Through The Body” by Tada Hozumi
- “Self-Care Is A Lie” by Bruce Thao
- “We Were Made For These Times” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
- San Francisco, CA/Various Locations: Rainforest Action Network is hiring for several positions, including an Employee Experience, Inclusion, & Operations Director.
- Washington, DC: Center for Community Change is seeking a Director of Ideas Generation.
- Michigan/Ohio: Campus Election Engagement Project is hiring for State Directors.
- New York, NY/Oakland, CA: RaceForward has several positions open, including Senior Public Affairs Strategist and Research Director.