Category Archives: Becoming Human

Sheryl WuDunn: Our Century’s Greatest Injustice

Sheryl WuDunn‘s book Half the Sky investigates the oppression of women globally and the need for equal access to education and economic opportunity. Related articles Amazon.com: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Vintage) (9780307387097): Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn: Books (camacher.typepad.com) Meet The League Of Extraordinary Women: 60 Influencers Who Are …

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Jane Fonda: Life’s Third Act

Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy. Jane Fonda asks how we can think about this new phase of our lives. Related articles Alexander Payne to Talk Cinema with Kindred Spirit Jane Fonda at Film Streams Feature Event in Omaha (leoadambiga.wordpress.com) Jane Fonda on Occupy Wall Street: ‘I …

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Eve Ensler: Embrace Your Inner Girl

Eve Ensler passionately speaks of the astonishing strength of girls around the world, girls who have overcome shocking adversity, violence and trauma. Related articles Photo Gallery: Eve Ensler’s ‘Emotional Creature’ (photos.mercurynews.com) Playwright Eve Ensler goes for girl power (mercurynews.com) Eve Ensler and The Vagina Monologues Have Been Summoned to Lansing by Lisa Brown’s ‘Vagina’ Incantation …

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Isabel Allende tells tales of passion

Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism — and, of course, passion — in this talk.

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Chris Abani Muses on Humanity

Chris Abani¬†shares stories of people and “ubuntu,” the idea that the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me. Related articles ‘Song For Night’ by Chris Abani (kimbofo.typepad.com)

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