Day: July 7, 2021

Interview with Erika Sanzi From Parents Defending Education –


I interviewed Erika Sanzi, Director of Outreach, from a group called Parents Defending Education.  Parents Defending Education:”is a national grassroots organization working to reclaim our schools from activists imposing harmful agendas. Through network and coalition building, investigative reporting, litigation, and engagement on local, state, and national policies, we are…

Allegra Chen-Carrel Explores How Groups Can Co-Exist Peacefully – State of the Planet


As a biracial individual, Allegra Chen-Carrel has long been interested in the relationships between people belonging to different ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups. Allegra Chen-Carrel is the program manager for the Sustaining Peace Project at Columbia University’s Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity. Chen-Carrel joined the Earth…

Adirondack Diversity Initiative director: ‘It’s about justice, love — and feeling you belong’ –


SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. – After a challenging and at times controversial start, Nicky Hylton-Paterson said recently she’s finally feeling a sense of belonging as a Black woman in the Adirondacks.Born in Jamaica and relocating here from the Bronx in 2019, Hylton-Patterson accepted the job as executive director of…