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Arizona’s 1864 Abortion Law Was Made in a Women’s Rights Desert – Here’s What Life Was Like Then

Rosa Goodrich Boido, M.D. (b. 1870). Portrait photograph from a 1913 publication (Wikimedia Commons) By Calvin Schermerhorn / The Conversation Dora Juhl, a 15-year-old teenager, walked into Dr. Rosa Goodrich Boido’s obstetrical practice in Phoenix in January 1918. Juhl wanted to end her pregnancy. But abortion was illegal in Arizona. Boido, the city’s sole female […]

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The Fair Food Program: Fighting For Farmworkers’ Rights

“The Harvesters” image – courtesy of artist Erin Currier (@erincurrierfineart www.erincurrierfineart.com) – depicts three Coalition of Immokalee Workers leaders: Gerardo Reyes Chavez, Nely Rodriguez, and Lucas Benitez. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) began as a small group of Florida farmworkers fighting against abuses in the field, wage theft, and forced labor. Eventually, realizing structural change […]

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Rae Wynn-Grant – Wild Life: How Personal Journeys are Essential to Sustainable Leadership in Environmental Science

A widely-traveled, brilliant conservation ecologist/wildlife biologist who has done cutting-edge work on apex predators in many remote and rugged locales around the world, Rae Wynn-Grant is also one of the most captivating and inspiring science communicators of our time as well as a leading advocate for women and people of color in the sciences. In […]

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Colette Pichon Battle – Expanding Our Movements for Climate Justice

One of the Southeast U.S.’ and Gulf South’s most renowned veterans of climate justice struggles as an activist, community organizer, coalition-builder, and award-winning litigating environmental and human rights attorney, Colette Pichon Battle, born and raised in Bayou Liberty, Louisiana, focuses on creating spaces for frontline communities to gather and advance climate strategies that help them […]

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Bioneers 2024 Day 3: “It’s elemental”

As we bring Bioneers 2024 to a close, we’re filled with gratitude for the incredible speakers, thought-provoking discussions, and vibrant energy that permeated the entire weekend. Throughout these past few days, we’ve witnessed a convergence of minds and hearts dedicated to shaping a better future for our planet and all its inhabitants. From poignant calls […]