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Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), speaks about values that are perceived as traditionally feminine and how to bring them forward into today’s world. More
Kimberle Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia and an authority on Critical Race Theory and Civil Rights, explains why and how feminism must match its politics to a full spectrum reality of all lives. More
Kimberle Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia and an authority in Critical Race Theory and Civil Rights, describes a new kind of feminism that can hold all facets of lived experience. More
Kimberle Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia and an authority on Critical Race Theory and Civil Rights, asks what happens when feminists overlook other forms of discrimination and oppression. More
Kaylo, the spoken word poet and activist, shares a performance of her ode to Gumption and feminism. More
The writer, activist, and leader in the women’s rights movement, Gloria Steinem, shares insight into the historic roots of feminism right under our feet. More
Ai-jen Poo, MacArthur Fellow and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, reminds us of the significance that women are more than half of the workforce, electorate, and educated populace. More
Sister Joan Chittister is one of the most articulate social analysts and influential religious leaders of our time, presenting with the Dalai Lama and working with the UN. In this excerpt she speaks to religion, war, and women’s place in spirituality and creating a tomorrow in which we express values that are sound in ethics, empathy, morality, and love. More
Writer, activist, and women’s rights movement leader, Gloria Steinem, asks us to confront not just the denial, but the hatred, of the feminine around the world. More
Activist, youth educator and cofounder of A Call to Men, Tony Porter describes how sexism and racism are related and the importance of collaboration in ending all forms of discrimination. More

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Omega Institute Scholarship Recipients Talk About #DoPowerDifferently
Name: Gifty Blankson Organization: CUNY   More
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Stand Up and Speak Out
1. To Thine Own Self Be True More
Omega Institute Resource Guide From 2015 OCSL Conference
Seeds of Change: Cultivating the Commons
Will AllenBio: Will AllenWebsite: Growing PowerFacebook: Growing PowerTwitter: @growingpower More
Omega Institute Working Together to Protect Water Could Unite Humanity by Maude Barlow
An Interview With Maude Barlow
Omega: What’s the state of groundwater withdrawal globally? Maude: NASA just put out a report. Of the 37 major aquifers in the world, 21 are deeply stressed to the point of very serious water displacement. The statistics are very terrifying. We are doubling our exploitation of groundwater every 20 years.  More
We need a new water ethic. We need to place water at the center of everything we do: The way we produce food, the way we produce energy, the way way we produce goods, and the way we trade them. I call for this ethic in my book Our Blue Future: Protecting Water For People and the Planet Forever. There are four principles that can guide us in doing this. More
Omega Institute We’re All Seed Savers, Even If We Don’t Know It: An Interview With Ken Greene, Hudson Valley Seed Library Cofounder
An Interview With Ken Greene, Hudson Valley Seed Library Cofounder
Omega: How can people who might not garden, let alone farm, get involved in seed saving?  Ken: One of the challenges I found when I started the Hudson Valley Seed Library was helping people understand their role in seed saving. I really wanted to help people understand how their decisions have repercussions on seeds. I started to see seed saving as a spectrum.  More
A young group of women link arms, one looks back smiling.
Why Everyone Should Have a 16-Year-Old Boss
I love being a part of Rookie magazine. I love that it is an inherently and unapologetically feminist publication, but also operates on the premise that it’s there for girls and young women in creating a space that celebrates instead of stigmatizes young girlhood, which so many other things and some other media outlets do. More

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