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Kimberle Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia on Critical Race Theory and Civil Rights, explains a legal case that illustrates overlapping forms of oppression and the failure of society to respond. More
Majora Carter, eco-entrepreneur, urban revitalization strategist, and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, explains why no community should bear the brunt of environmental burdens and not enjoy environment benefits. More
Oscar Award-winning actress and social change activist, Jane Fonda, talks about the history of patriarchy and the future of feminism around the world. More
Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), encourages bold leadership from the core. More
Gloria Steinem, leading feminist and social justice activist, calls on women to celebrate their independence on the way to achieving a healthy and equal interdependence. More
Jamia Wilson, feminist media organizer and Executive Director of Women, Action, and the Media, in conversation with journalist Nadia Al-Sakkaf, describes how she learned to embrace what set her apart. More
Ten thousand people a day turn 65 in the U.S. Ai-jen Poo, MacArthur Fellow and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, describes the "Age Wave" and how to build a sustainable culture of care. More
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, clinical psychologist and senior research professor in South Africa served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission following Apartheid. She explores the nature of our humanity. More
Sister Joan Chittister traces the arc of social change between the 1960's and the early 2000's, offering a new social perspective and paradigm. More
Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author and speaker, describes what she would say to her 15 year-old self about making mistakes and taking risks. More

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If you’re going to turn up in this world and do real work, you’re going to need to be fundamentally strong and energized. In my experience this demands five interrelated sacred practices. More
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Training Women for the Future
The mystic Aurobindo wrote, "If there is to be a future, it will wear a crown of feminine design." If the state of the world is a reflection of the quality of our leadership, unprecedented indicators and opportunities of the 21st century—socially, politically, culturally, environmentally, and more—are calling us to step up and leap into our greatness as women. More
Omega Institute A Fair Piece of the Pie: An Interview With Gloria Feldt
An Interview With Gloria Feldt
Omega: Women make the majority of consumer decisions and actually control the majority of wealth in Western s More
Omega Institute Millennials, Gen Xers & Work Stress: 4 Ways to Avoid Burnout
4 Ways to Avoid Burnout
Jake Nickell, chief executive officer and founder of Threadless, a crowdsourced T-shirt company, says, “Success is defined in units of fun. It’s all about being happy." But these days young employees are smiling less and less. More
Omega Institute Singing the Lessons of African-American History With Ysaye Barnwell
An Interview With Ysaye Barnwell
Omega: What was it like to grow up in a musical household? Ysaye: My father taught piano, violin, and viola in our home, and I wanted to do what they were doing. I remember at two and a half I had this little, tiny violin, and he started teaching me how to hold it. I was around music all the time and played in the orchestra in junior high school and then high school, and sang in a choir while I was in junior high school. It was a community choir, and all we did was spirituals. More
Omega Institute How to Make Your Yoga Class More Trauma-Sensitive: An Interview With Hala Khouri
An Interview With Hala Khouri
Omega: You have described how people can respond to trauma by being anxious and hypervigilant (stuck “on”), or by being dissociated and spacy (stuck “off"). How do you lead a class that accommodates both of these reactions to trauma? More
Teaching yoga in schools is first and foremost about teaching yoga to children and youth. Being in conscious relationship with our students in this situation means being educated in youth development and able to adapt our teaching to the way children learn. All children do not react to the world in the same way, and we must educate ourselves about the many things that can affect our students’ experiences. We need to: More
An Interview With Madan Bali
Omega: Can you describe the basic principle of your yoga practice? Madan: I’ve been teaching, researching, and coming up with new insights since 1969. Yoga has much more to offer than we think. We have the finest technology available on this planet in our own body. The body writes its own prescription from moment to moment. Just think about when we go into deep sleep, there’s nothing to be done, nothing to be fixed. Everything is being done for us. More
Do Your Own Work & Own Your PartSean Corn   There are many ways to become an effective game changer, but in the context of spiritual activism, committing to your inner work and transforming your own limited beliefs is primary. More

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