Articles tagged with: community

Suja Lowenthal (Politician / Planner)

suja lowenthalDr. Suja Lowenthal was elected to represent the Second District in a special election held on June 6, 2006.  She ran unopposed and was re-elected to a four-year term in June 2008 and was elected Vice Mayor by her Council colleagues in 2010.

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from UCLA, a Master's in Business Administration from California State University, Los Angeles and a Doctorate in Policy, Planning and Development from USC.

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Brene Brown On Connection & Vulnerability

brene-brown.jpgBrene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.

Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.

She is also the author of The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.

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Leymah Gbowee (Executive Director of Women Peace & Security Network Africa)

leymah-gbowee.jpgLeymah Roberta Gbowee is the executive director of the Women Peace and Security Network Africa, based in Accra, Ghana.

She is a founding member and former coordinator of the Women in Peacebuilding Program/West African Network for Peacebuilding (WIPNET/WANEP).

Gbowee is one of a trio of women to have jointly been awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Aquarians Let The Sun Shine In (In Our Own Creative, Eccentric, Offbeat, Creative, Innovative, Radical, Rebellious Way)

aquarius-symbolMy 56th birthday will be/is/was Saturday January 28th, and I'm a classic Aquarian through and through.

As with most astrological signs, there's both good and "not so good" in that :P

Here is, in part, what it means:

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