I transferred to Scripps in my junior year to study ecology, art, and environmental justice. My emphasis was on the role of public art and public spaces in cities, focusing on reclaimed public parks. My senior thesis explored the relative impact or success of public parks in Los Angeles, which often depended on whether the community nearest the park was consulted on their needs.
In the fall of 2020, I started pursuing a Master's in Creative Writing, with a focus on poetry. I was drawn to how interdisciplinary the SF State program is, and how it encourages grad students to take courses outside their genre. Courses this fall include seminars on American Autobiography, The Art of the Novella, a Teaching Practicum, and the Modern American Novel.
This is a tricky time for small businesses and farmers around the world. We hope this webinar offers a bit of hope, and solid reason to move forward with sustainable initiatives because of uncertain times—not only despite them.
Latrece Johnson is an elementary teacher, environmental educator, and author of several science books. This summer, Latrece offered a Virtual Peninsula Summer Camp that brought science education to campers in a virtual way, despite COVID-19 challenges.
Mallory believes that “facts are better understood through stories, curiosity should never be smothered, and the power of one should empower many.” What does this look like in the current face of COVID-19? Mallory has some ideas!
This study focuses on Vista Hermosa Natural Park, Grand Park, and Los Angeles State Historic Park. It combines previous research with site visits and interviews that explore the degree of success these recent reclamation movements have experienced.
There are so many leaders in this movement for social justice for Black people, as well as other historically marginalized communities. We’ve compiled a few resources here, with topics ranging from centering equity within an organization to addressing racism at a personal level.
In our Educator Highlights, we go behind-the-scenes with educators who inspire us. We’re kicking off this series with an interview with wildlife camerawoman Erin Ranney, whose education and conservation efforts in Alaska and Washington State stopped us in our tracks.
Here are three equity-centered workshops, brought to you from NAAEE. The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) has many resources to explore via their website, publications, and YouTube channel.
What does it mean that a poet — and perhaps only a poet — could find the words to acknowledge the lack of democracy in American history, and also hold politicians to a higher standard of social justice that we as citizens have yet to see?
There is a new publishing press in Redlands, California and a driven team behind it, including five sisters. Meet Katia Aoun Hage, the founder of Elyssar Press, and her four sisters—Samar Hage, Nadia Boulos, Maryse Naaman and Stephanie Bou Karam.
Small presses are one key part of keeping the literary scene inclusive, diverse, and vibrant since they offer more voices in the selection process of what gets published. Here are 15 small presses that are currently seeking submissions.
Our team has been hard at work finalizing the first anthology that Elyssar Press is publishing. The Beirut Call is a collection of first-hand accounts by artists, scholars, poets, and activists exploring the August 4th, 2020 Beirut port explosion
At Sunlight Editing, I work with small businesses dedicated to social and environmental change. Since launching in 2019, I have written copy for environmental schools, run social media for small businesses, edited manuscripts for small presses, and produced articles for blogs.
I worked with students in the Bay Area for their one week of focused science. Student-centered learning is our core value at Walker Creek, and I felt lucky to facilitate social growth, connections to science, and connections to nature. Each week, I worked closely with a group of 20-25 students.
I work as an educator with first and second-grade students who have various learning needs. With my background in environmental education, I hope to support and learn alongside students who are either on the spectrum or experience high-anxiety.
This Literary Arts Residency is a 6-month program that brings together writers from all literary backgrounds to build community, develop professionally, and hone their craft. The 2020 cohort was selected for their "literary prowess, vision, and dedication to community-building."
Thank you to Manzano Mountain Press for the Pushcart Prize nomination for one of my poems! "The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America."
Living on Earth gives a voice to Orion Magazine’s longtime feature in which readers write about their favorite places. "This week Allie Rigby takes us to the hills of the Bay Area, where the fog blankets the landscape each day like clockwork."