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The Power of Art in Community Activism

Social Justice, Community

I could have never imagined myself pursuing an MBA let alone an MPA. I had been in academic research and healthcare for 10 years. However, my thought processes about healthcare had become very siloed. I wanted to have a more meaningful impact but I did not know how I could help solve the complex issues …

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Self Preservation as an Act of Service

Social Justice, Community

Those of us in the sustainability and social justice space are changemakers. We are not only purpose-driven; we are also focused on doing the hard work needed to bring about substantive change. And now, as more of us are engaged in tackling racism, we seem to be in a never-ending cycle of self-sacrifice in the …

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An Interview With Andrea Prebys-Williams on Teaching Servant Leadership

Presidio News, Social Justice, Community

I recently sat down with Professor Andrea Prebys-Williams to learn more about her academic journey from Presidio student to faculty member. and we also discussed the value of Presidio’s online Master of Public Administration degree program in cultivating the type of leadership that our public and social sectors urgently need. Here is our conversation. Maggie: …

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Loretta Ross on Calling in the Calling Out Culture

Social Justice, Community, Student Experience

Presidio Graduate School recently had the honor of hosting an open conversation with Professor Loretta Ross on the issue of “call out” culture and the alternative practice of “call in” culture. Loretta (who joked that she prefers to be called Loretta by anyone over the age of 12), is one of the premier faculty for …

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Racial Equity: Can Corporations Measure Up?

Social Justice, Community

Companies have made bold racial equity statements and now stakeholders, including investors, are demanding to see the real actions behind those words. In this latest post in our Racial Equity in Action series, Olivia Knight, Racial Justice Initiative Manager at As You Sow, explores rising stakeholder expectations and the role corporations must play. 2020 was …

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Reframing Racism as a Human Rights Risk

Social Justice

Racial equity and justice are at their core human rights issues. As sustainability and social impact leaders, we often put human rights frameworks such as the Universal Declaration on Human Rights at the center of our work. Erika George—a scholar, activist, and human rights expert—examines the responsibility of corporations to address diversity and racial equity …

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Spend Like It Matters: Put Your Thumb on the Scales of Economic Justice

Sustainability, Social Justice

We can all make a meaningful difference when it comes to striving towards racial equity and justice; sometimes it just means we need to be more intentional. Hear from Laura Clise, social entrepreneur, and Founder and CEO of Intentionalist, on how investing in small businesses in our communities and supporting local businesses of color can …

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How to Rebound from 2020 with Equity

Sustainability, Social Justice

What a year 2020 was! The COVID-19 pandemic underscored inequities within our healthcare systems, the murders of unarmed Black men and women further illuminated anti-Black violence, and the political divide widened in the U.S. as health recommendations became politicized and evidence of voter suppression and gerrymandering surfaced. Many organizations and workers have strived to maintain …

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Our Ongoing Equity and Social Justice Journey

Social Justice, Community

Last year, Presidio Graduate School (PGS) announced its Initiative for Equity & Social Justice with a mission to leverage the PGS student body, faculty, and partnerships to collaborate and create thought leadership, research, and programs on equity and social justice. While we could not have predicted the events of 2020, much of which put racial …

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Alumnus Eric Raymond: Building Equity in the Outdoors with Innovative Leadership

Sustainability, Social Justice, Community

Main image of Jimmy Chin, Team Athlete & Academy Award-Winning Director. Photo by Savannah Cummins. In our Changemakers in Action series, we meet dedicated sustainability and social justice leaders and learn how they are bringing about positive change. Today, we’re sharing our conversation with PGS alum Eric Raymond, who leads social impact and advocacy for …

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