Eveline Shen | Reclaiming Our Bodies, Ourselves

Eveline Shen is the Executive Director of Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice. ACRJ leads the Strong Families Initiative, which is changing the way we think, feel and act in support of families, gender and race. Eveline serves on the board of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project and Movement Strategy Center, as well as the advisory […]

Victor Lewis | The Mysteries of Radical Wisdom, Healing, Justice & Resilience

A nationally respected social justice educator, Victor has conducted seminars, workshops, keynote speeches, and “train the trainer” programs across the United States, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Germany. He is best known for his inspiring leadership role in The Color of Fear, an unusually powerful video about racism, which received the […]

Claude AnShin Thomas | The Art of Nonviolence

Claude AnShin Thomas, Zen Buddhist Monk and Author, born 1947. He served in Vietnam from 1966-67. Since that time he has been working to heal the wounds from that war: emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, using these experiences to help others. He was ordained in the Japanese Soto Zen Tradition in 1995. In 2004 his book […]

Tools for Being the Change

Giving a nod to the people we’ve interviewed over the past year for our agents, allies, and activist section, these resources are related to their organizations and the kind of changes they intend to create in the world. Link onto the name and organization to read the piece. Check out the links below to explore […]

Michael Nagler | Nonviolence, The Way Back

Michael Nagler is Professor emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at UC, Berkeley, where he co-founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program in which he taught the immensely popular nonviolence course that was webcast in its entirety as well as PACS 90, “Meditation” and a sophomore seminar called “Why Are We Here? Great Writing on […]

Majora Carter | Staying Green, Staying Home

Majora hosts the Peabody Award winning public-radio series: The Promised Land.  She has a long list of awards and honorary degrees, including a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. She founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 when few were talking about “sustainability”; and even fewer, in places like The South Bronx. Since 2008, her consulting company, MCG has exported Climate […]

Sarah Crowell | The Politics of Dancing

Sarah Crowell has taught dance, theater and violence prevention to youth and adults for over 20 years. She has run programs at Destiny Arts Center since 1990 where she currently serves as Artistic Director. Sarah received 9 California Arts Council Artist in Residency grants for her work at Destiny and a National Endowment for the […]

Katchie Ananda | Doing Time, Doing Anusara Yoga

  Katchie Ananda is an internationally recognized, certified Anusara yoga teacher whose leadership in yoga and social change prompted Yoga Journal to name her one of five top yoga teachers making change in the world. She is the co-founder of Yoga Sangha, now Yoga Kula, a studio in San Francisco renowned for its commitment to […]

A Look Back at Forward Thinking Leaders

Every month transform. features outspoken, dedicated leaders. Here are a handful who’ve inspired us in their tenacity, love, generosity, and in their ability to hold the complexities of humanity.

Michael Meade | The Value of Young People

“Instead of a village waiting to receive the innate gifts of its children, youth become a burden, an increasing cost in a world where everything has a price.”

Navina Khanna | Equity & Ecology—Equally Sacred

In 2009, Navina co-founded Live Real, a national initiative that encourages, advocates, and demonstrates transformative social change with a food justice lens. One of the core values is respect—for oneself, for others, and for the planet.

Wendy Palmer | The Art of Conscious Embodiment

Being able to advocate by moving toward your intention is more skillful than advocating by moving against the opposition.Taking a stand for justice also means that at times you may have to stand alone.

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