Patagonia Founder and Recipient of Fielding Social and Ecological Justice Award Yvon Chouinard Takes Stand for Environment

2022-10-07T12:42:24-07:00

Yvon Chouinard Yvon Chouinard is taking another stand for the environment. Recently, he forfeited ownership of Patagonia, a company he founded nearly 50 years ago, in favor of social and ecological justice. In a letter he pinned for Patagonia’s website, Chouinard outlines the thought processes behind his decision, eventually landing on a 100 percent transfer of the company’s voting stock into the Patagonia Purpose Trust. Holdfast Collective, a nonprofit that fights the environmental crisis and defends nature, will have control of the entirety of the non-voting stock. “If we have any hope of a thriving planet – much [...]

Patagonia Founder and Recipient of Fielding Social and Ecological Justice Award Yvon Chouinard Takes Stand for Environment2022-10-07T12:42:24-07:00

Alum Aiden Hirshfield, Ph.D., Receives the Dianne Kipnes Social Innovation Award

2022-06-13T14:22:40-07:00

Aiden Hirshfield, PhD Media Psychology Program alum Aiden Hirshfield, Ph.D.’19, is the 2022 recipient of the Dianne Kipnes Social Innovation Award. The Award will partially fund his project, Providing Critical Support for ASL Interpreters in the Mental Health Setting. The project goals are to support and offer additional educational opportunities to American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters who face considerable occupational stress and financial challenges. The project’s mission is to improve the vocational skills of interpreters. As part of the project, Dr. Hirshfield anticipates assessing how this training could affect ASL interpreters’ mental health and job functioning. The Award [...]

Alum Aiden Hirshfield, Ph.D., Receives the Dianne Kipnes Social Innovation Award2022-06-13T14:22:40-07:00

Peter Whitehouse, MD, PhD, Receives Creative Longevity and Wisdom Award

2022-01-27T19:30:37-08:00

Contributions to visionary leadership in positive aging recognized The 2021 Fielding Creative Longevity and Wisdom Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award is presented to Peter Whitehouse, MD, Ph.D., for his contributions to visionary leadership in positive aging. Peter Whitehouse, MD, Ph.D. Dr. Whitehouse’s accomplishments include the establishment of The Intergenerational School, a unique public multi-age community school co-founded with his wife, Catherine. His fields of endeavor include cognitive/brain health, integrated health care, intergenerational learning, interprofessional practice, deep bioethics, organizational aesthetics, narrative epistemology, transmedia performance arts, civilization transformation, and play. He leads the InterHub in the Presencing Institute (MIT) and was [...]

Peter Whitehouse, MD, PhD, Receives Creative Longevity and Wisdom Award2022-01-27T19:30:37-08:00

The National Diversity Collaborative Certificate Program at Fielding

2021-12-16T18:22:20-08:00

The National Diversity Collaborative, Inc. has launched the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEI&A) Certificate training in partnership with Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation (ISI). Dr. Bill White William White, EdD (2001), Fielding alum and CEO of the Collaborative, shared: “Building on Fielding’s scholar-practitioner model, the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Certificate Program connects scholarly knowledge with practical application to support working professionals in the advancement of their DEI&A skills. Through our partnership with Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation, we expect to produce 5,000 quality diversity professionals nationwide in five years.” The Collaborative serves organizations and leaders by [...]

The National Diversity Collaborative Certificate Program at Fielding2021-12-16T18:22:20-08:00

Dolores Huerta Fires Up Crowd at Session

2021-08-29T22:43:56-07:00

Icon receives Medal for Social Transformation Legendary activist and civil rights icon Dolores Huerta drew hundreds of people from both the Fielding and Santa Barbara community on Jan. 10, when she came to Winter Session to accept the university's Medal for Social Transformation. "You can make a difference, but you have to speak up and you have to be ready to sacrifice," Huerta told the sold-out crowd during a Q&A panel that included (L-R below) Santa Maria teacher Eunice Gonzalez, the daughter of farmworkers and a recent MA graduate of Brown University; Marcos Vargas, executive director of The Fund for Santa [...]

Dolores Huerta Fires Up Crowd at Session2021-08-29T22:43:56-07:00

‘Latinx’ Means Inclusion

2021-08-29T22:44:08-07:00

Faculty Fellow Reflects on Labels for Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic, Latina/o, Latin@, and Latinx are all terms that have been used to categorize or label people from 21 Spanish-speaking countries. As a psychology scholar of Mexican-American heritage (born in Lorain, Ohio), I have lived through the evolution of identity monikers that do not always fit who I am or how I want to identify ethnically. In fact, many colleagues and friends prefer to call themselves Puerto Rican, Colombian, Dominican, or Chicana because this expresses their ethnic heritage, their family history--something more personal. Patricia Arredondo In the 1960s, the term [...]

‘Latinx’ Means Inclusion2021-08-29T22:44:08-07:00
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