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People with a Soul: Truth—A Response to the Recent Crimes Against Humanity

Social Justice, Community

Even as these times shine a light on the legacy of systemic racism, they are also revealing the work of patient, generative heroes among us. In that spirit, I wanted to share this letter from my office landlord, Wesley Alexander, the CEO of Co-Biz Richmond—a co-working and business incubator space committed to fostering community wealth …

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Cathy Sims

Announcing the Recipient of the Spiekhout Scholarship, Cathy Sims

Presidio News, Social Justice, Student Experience

John A. Spiekhout was a pillar of his community who believed passionately in social justice. The John A. Spiekhout Scholarship honors his legacy through generous funding from his family, including alum Rebekah Helzel, Linda Mantel, and the Helzel Family Foundation. This year, we are proud to announce that the recipient of this scholarship is Cathy …

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Andrea Prebys-Williams

Andrea Prebys-Williams Brings More Attention to Worker Justice into the Classroom

Social Justice, Student Experience

Welcome Andrea Prebys-Williams We’re very happy to welcome Andrea Prebys-Williams as a new Adjunct Professor teaching the Civil Leadership, Diversity and Systems Thinking course this spring term. Throughout her life, Andrea has advocated for social justice, worker power, and community organizing. She has proudly helped to train and develop many incredible organizers for worker justice. …

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Mona Das

Mona Das brings System Thinking, Sustainability, and Representation to the Washington State Senate

Sustainability, Social Justice, Community

Mona Das (D-Kent), is a newly elected Washington State Senator and a Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI – now Presidio Graduate School) alumna. Das brings systems thinking and a passion for sustainability and representation to the Washington State Senate. She has introduced 11 bills to the legislature so far. Das enjoys meeting and learning from constituents. …

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Presidian Power at the Women's March

Social Justice, Student Experience

  I am lucky to be a Presidian, part of a community that is willing to come together and stand for each other. This community holds businesses and our government accountable to our shared values. The Women’s March and upcoming protests are our chance to show our leadership and educate others to create a more just, …

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Teaching entrepreneurship in prison: Learning how to run a business from behind bars

Social Justice

 This article was originally published on geekwire.com on November 5, 2015. Sonja Skvarla is an alumni of Pinchot University’s MBA in Sustainable Business. She launched A Social Ignition in 2011 while still a student at Pinchot.   Today’s class is about failure. Sonja Skvarla, who teaches the basics of entrepreneurship in this small classroom twice …

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Closing the Gender Gap through Summer Camp

Social Justice, Community

Phenomenally underrepresented behind the camera, women make up only about 20% of key roles in the motion picture and television industry.  This translates to roughly 4.8 males working behind-the-scenes to every one female. Sadly, in media aimed at children the gender gap is even worse. From 2006 to 2009, not one female character was depicted …

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