Author Archives: Individual Poet

Goddard Graduate Institutes Graduate Complete Diverse Studies

We recently held another graduation for the Goddard Graduate Institute, featuring students who studied everything from gut health to a Brazilian martial art to online gaming. Here are the descriptions of graduating student presentations student gave at the February 2015 … Continue reading

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Ezra Berkley Nepon Wins Leeway Foundation Transformation Award

According to the Leeway Foundation, which just awarded Ezra Berkley Nepon a 2014 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award,  “Ezra’s work an artist and activist comes from their hunger for stories and spaces that allow marginalized people to know they are not … Continue reading

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Lise Weil on Dark Matter: Women Witnessing

Lise Weil is a writer, scholar and activist who teaches in the Goddard Graduate Institute. On November 4 of this year, I launched an online journal, Dark Matter: Women Witnessing, in response to the unprecedented changes humans are facing in … Continue reading

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Passions and Wonder after Goddard: A Conversation with IMA alum Kelly Johnson (‘12)

I met Kelly Johnson on my first day at Goddard in February 2012. It was her last semester in the Individualized MA program and we were in Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg’s advising group together. We immediately became friends after figuring out that … Continue reading

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Journey To and Beyond Goddard with Mumia Abu-Jamal

Visit Goddard’s Plainfield campus and listen to Mumia Abu-Jamal talk about the value of progressive education, social change, and being the change you advocate in the world. This slideshow was produced by director and filmmaker Stephen Vittoria, whose documentary “Long … Continue reading

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Susan Sakash: Cultivating a Solidarity Economy Within the New Orleans Local Food Systems

I came to Goddard knowing that I wanted to study alternative economies. After a decade working in non-profit fund development, I wanted to figure out how to shift these skills and tools towards developing democratic strategies for building community wealth … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Minnich and the Academic Rigor of Creating Your Own Program

Elizabeth Minnich, author of Transforming Knowledge, one of the most important and influential books about knowledge, ethics, politics and power, recently served as the external reviewer for the Individualized MA program. Minnich is Core Professor at the Graduate College for … Continue reading

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