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Marcia G. Yerman is a writer, activist, artist and curator based in New York City. Her articles--profiles, interviews, reporting and essays--focus on women's issues, the environment, human rights, the arts and culture. Her writing has been published by the New York Times, Women News Network, Huffington Post, Ravishly, AlterNet, The Women's Media Center, and The Raw Story--among others.

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Having served as a consultant to non-profit organizations and the business sector, Marcia is active in the new media space, recognizing it as a force for building relationships to bring awareness to social justice issues.


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Peggy Shepard of WE ACT on Air Pollution, Asthma, and Environmental Justice An interview with Peggy Shepard of WE ACT for Environmental Justice on what the Trump administration means for communities of color.

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"Climate of Hope" Offers Cities, Businesses and Citizens as Drivers of Climate Action A look at the new book by Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope stating that cities will be the impetus for environmental action.

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mark! Lopez Fights for East Los Angeles, Wins Goldman Environmental Prize mark! Lopez is a winner of the 2017 Goldman Environmental Award. He was chosen for his on-the-ground work to get justice for his community, poisoned by lead.

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March for Science Scientists and supporters of science will March for Science on April 22, Earth Day. America is lagging behind in graduating science majors and is too far ahead on climate deniers!

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Abortion: Stories Women Tell A look at abortion in Missouri, from both sides of the issues.

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Love Thy Nature: From Film to Movement The documentary "Love Thy Nature" has had nearly 300 screenings in theaters, universities, libraries, non-profit venues, and community centers around the world. It's building an educational movement to get people more in touch with nature.

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Chinese Dissident Wei JingSheng Featured at International Human Rights Art Festival in NYC At The International Human Rights Art Festival in NYC, activist Wei Jingsheng, who spent 18 years in Chinese, spoke about the connection between art and human rights.

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Scott Pruitt's Denial of Climate Change is Out of Touch Currently, 70 percent of Americans believe that global warming is happening. The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication Opinion Map proves it.

Maya Angelou at Clinton inauguration Friday, March 17, 2017     

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise A documentary looking at the life and art of Maya Angelou.

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Koch Bros. "Fueling U.S. Forward" Takes Communities of Color Backwards The Koch Brothers are back with a new scheme. Pitching fossil fuels to minority communities via the slick website Fueling U.S. Forward.

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P.S. Jerusalem: Danae Elon Returns Home A look at the documentary "P.S. Jerusalem" by documentary filmmaker Danae Elon. Her three years in Jerusalem, her childhood home, with her family.

Friday, February 24, 2017     

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Bill de Blasio Holds Town Hall in Northwest Bronx A Town Hall in the Bronx with Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Trump Puts Big Oil Over the American People Trump is reversing the Obama decisions on the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines. There are plenty of conflicts going on. Follow the money.

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Rep. Bettyann Sheats, Military Mom: Fighting Toxic Chemicals and Climate Change Rep. Bettyann Sheats from Maine shows how getting involved in hyperlocal issues can make a difference.

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Moving Forward with Grassroots Activism A look at how grassroots activism can make a difference during the Trump era.

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We Need the Environmental Protection Agency Now More Than Ever The reasons why we need the EPA and Scott Pruitt should not be confirmed as the EPA administrator.

Laly Cholak arrives on Capitol Hill to lobby Congress on behalf of the VFA Tuesday, December 6, 2016 (1 comments)     

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"After Fire" -- The Challenges Facing Women Veterans After Fire takes an on-the-ground look at how three female veterans are struggling to cope and move forward in the aftermath of their service.

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Women Fight for Climate Justice Around the World Women uniting across the globe for climate justice.

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Election 2016 Endgame: Vote! Election 2016 is of utmost importance to the environment. Your vote is essential!

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Unmarried Women Have the Power to Decide the 2016 Election 2012 exit polls confirmed that women were 53 percent of all voters. Now unmarried women voters are poised to influence the election.

Sunday, August 7, 2016     

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Is Your State Attorney General Undermining America's Clean Power Plan? Individual Attorneys General have been the recipients of a combined $2.8 million. There is an evident link between their actions and campaign donations from fossil fuel entities.

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Mike Pence: No Friend to Women (And Lots of Others Folks!) Mike Pence has been a disaster for women, The LGBTQ community, immigrants, Planned Parenthood, and a host of others!

Friday, August 5, 2016     

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Khizr Khan: America's 2016 Will Kane Why has Republican leadership refused to call out Trump for the demagogue that he is?

Secretary Clinton Launches the .100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women a Wednesday, July 27, 2016 (4 comments)     

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Hillary Clinton and The F-Word The relationship between Hillary Clinton, feminism, and the women's vote.

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Climate Change and the Media The media is not doing a great job on covering the issue of climate change. Media Matters for America recently released a report with the stats.

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Beat the Pollution with the Plume Air App The Plume Air App helps you track air pollution on a hyperlocal level. The brainchild of Romain Lacombe, Open Data is of key concern to him.

Mother and Daughter in China Wednesday, June 29, 2016     

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"Time To Choose" A review of the new documentary "Time To Choose" which presents our options to prevent total climate change by getting off of fossil fuels.

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Divest to Invest: The New Global Movement The new movement toward divesting from fossil fuels, from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to ordinary people.

Harriet Tubman Sunday, June 12, 2016 (2 comments)     

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NARAL Pro-Choice Leadership Plays the Gender Card NARAL leaders Ilyse Hogue talks about the 2016 election, abortion, and the Gender Card.

Damage from Mining within the Grand Canyon. Saturday, June 11, 2016 (8 comments)     

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The Grand Canyon Meets the Koch Brothers How the Koch Brothers have expanded their influence to the Grand Canyon, in an effort to promote uranium mining.

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Love Thy Nature: Rethinking Our Connections In documentary "Love Thy Nature,"director Sylvie Rokab shows why we need to reconnect to and work with nature.

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Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum: Reconciling with Mother Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum examines her difficult relationship with her mother, and finds healing and forgiveness.

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Sexual Assault On Campus: "We Believe You" A look at the epidemic of rape on campus, and the two women who started a movement to change the system.

Destiny Watford Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Destiny Watford: Goldman Prize Winner from Baltimore Goldman Prize winner Destiny Watford shows that change can be made from the ground up.

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Equal Means Equal: Why the ERA Must Be Passed A look at why the Equal Rights Amendment must be passed. It is an important legal tool. The rights women have gained over the past few decades have been through laws and legislation, which can easily be overturned.

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A Talk with Tom Steyer about "Spotlight California" An interview with Tom Steyer of NextGenClimate about the importance of environmental justice and the 2016 vote.

Danielle Monday, April 4, 2016 (4 comments)     

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Kate Nace Day: Human Trafficking Activist Under our national law, anyone beneath the age of 18 who is sold for sex is a trafficking victim. Consent is irrelevant. But in many states, prostituted children are still arrested and treated as criminals.

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Toxic Air in Oregon Attributed to Stained Glass Industry Donald Trump and other Republicans want to get rid of the EPA. See what happened in Oregon.

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Interview with Jennifer Pozner: Media Critic, Author, Anti-Racist Feminist An interview with media activist Jennifer Pozner.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Rep. Barbara Lee Leads on Environmental Justice Rep. Barbara Lee has been a leader on Environmental Justice issues.

Marce Gutierrez-Graudiņš Friday, February 26, 2016     

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Marce Gutierrez-Graudiņš: Bringing Latinos to the Environmental Table An interview with Marce Gutierrez-Graudiņš about Latino Perspectives on the Environment.

Sunday, February 7, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox An anthology edited by Joanne Bamberger looks at different women's thoughts on Hillary Clinton.

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Texas Vs. Women's Reproductive Rights The Supreme Court has been asked to review a June 2015 ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which upheld a law that would bolt the doors to 3/4 of the abortion clinics in Texas. This would leave the state's women, in an area of 268,820 square miles, without ready access to abortion that was "safe and legal."

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"Keep It in the Ground" Keeps Up the Pressure Stats from the last ten years show that almost 25 percent of American emissions have resulted from the fossil fuels that were burned as a result of federal leases. That number translates to a contribution of 4 percent of global emissions.

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The Myanmar Election and the Myitsone Dam 2015 Goldman Prize winner, Myint Zaw's efforts recount a simple tale of a fight for environmental justice against exploitation, with the goal of protecting a national treasure -- the Irrawaddy River.

Slide at WECAN conference Monday, October 5, 2015     

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"I'm Living in a Sacrifice Zone" -- Women Speak Out for Climate Justice On the ground coverage of the WECAN event,"Women Speak: Climate Justice on the Road to Paris and Beyond."

Sunday, September 6, 2015 (1 comments)     

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New Environmental Justice Tool from the EPA A look at the new EPA tool that will help grass roots activists change the face of Environmental Justice.

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Emily May Gives a Hollaback! Against Street Harassment Emily May is leading Hollaback! to fight against street harassment around the world.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015     

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Martin O'Malley: Where Is He on the Environment? A look at Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley and his environmental record.

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Campus SaVE Act Responds to College Campus Sexual Violence What the Campus SaVE Act Will Do for Students this fall on college campuses.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (1 comments)     

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Interview with Jill Stein -- Green Party Candidate for President An interview with the Green Party candidate for President, Dr. Jill Stein.

Thursday, June 11, 2015     

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American Petroleum Institute Ads Target Smog Rules Big Oil is running an ad campaign to try and convince Americans they don't need regulations against smog.

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"Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life" A look at the new exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden, "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life"

Ellen Weider Friday, May 8, 2015     

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Ellen Weider: Drypoints in a Digital Age A look at how printmaker Ellen Weider uses the process of drypoint.

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The Work of Artists Is Not Play A look at how creatives are treated in our society in terms of economic remuneration. Live coverage of two panels at the CUE Art Foundation in New York City.

The Family, 1969 Wednesday, January 7, 2015     

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Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper at El Museo del Barrio A review of the Marisol exhibit at El Museo del Barrio in New York City.

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2015 Climate-Change Forecast An op-ed on the concerns facing the environment when the 2015 Congress kicks in.

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Local Activism Pays Off Local activism paves the way for traction on larger issues. This worked for New York residents who galvanized against fracking.

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Egon Schiele: Portraits at Neue Galerie A review of the Egon Schiele exhibit of portraits at the Neue Galerie in New York City, with an interview by the show's curator Alessandra Comini.

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Post-Election: The Good, The Bad & The Future I look at what is on the environmental landscape for America as a result of the Midterm 2014 elections.

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