- New York, New York, USA
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- Marcia G. Yerman is based in New York City. Her writings – profiles, interviews, essays, and articles – focus on women’s issues, the environment, politics, culture and the arts, and can be found at mgyerman.com.
She has been published by The New York Times, Women News Network, AlterNet, RH Reality Check, AlterNet, The Raw Story, and the Women's Media Center.
She also writes for Moms Clean Air Force, a site bringing visibility to the issue of clean air and environmental concerns.
Yerman was a co-founder of cultureID, an online platform that was dedicated to the nexus of culture and activism.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Local Activism Pays Off
December 18, 2014 04:42PM
- Egon Schiele: Portraits at
November 13, 2014 12:35PM
- Post-Election: The Good, The
Bad, and the Future
November 08, 2014 07:53PM
- Ana Baptista: Children of
Color Are Most At-Risk Victims
October 28, 2014 01:44PM
- Crossing Brooklyn: Art from
Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond
October 27, 2014 12:57PM
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In 1963, Dr. Alessandra Comini saw a small exhibit of Austrian Expressionists. It was her first time viewing the work of Egon Schiele. She described it as “an apocalypse that changed my life.” It put Comini on a path to becoming one of the foremost scholars on Schiele and his oeuvre.… Read full post »
As the election returns started to roll in on Tuesday night, I began to get the feeling that it wasn’t going to be good news for America’s environment. Every projected winner flashing by was well know to me from their stances on climate change, or their claims of not being “a… Read full post »
Ana Baptista is on a mission to drive change. With a Masters from Brown University in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a teaching post at the New School for Public Engagement, she is well-equipped to move the needle on the environmental issues facing marginalized… Read full post »
On October 1, I had the opportunity to preview Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond, with a press walk-through led by the curators, Eugenie Tsai and Rujeko Hockley. In addition, several of the artists were in the galleries to give brief talks and insights into their work.… Read full post »
In September, “Derrick Adams: Live and in Color,” opened at the Tilton Gallery in Manhattan. I sat down with Adams in Brooklyn, to talk about his work and career trajectory. We spoke at length, and went off on a few tangents—including the Koch Brothers, The Wiz, colonialism, and the… Read full post »
On September 21, I was present at a piece of history…the People’s Climate March of 2014. It was a huge event, planned with precision, and broken down into six contingencies. The route covered two miles. My interviews began with people waiting for the bus, on their way to the west side… Read full post »
In July of 2013, Moms Clean Air Force joined in an open letter to top North American businesses. The agenda was to strongly “urge” them to stop using fuel derived from tar sands sources. A call for an incr… Read full post »
While Republicans are mobilizing to push back against President Obama’s carbon initiatives, those in military sector are sounding the alarm about climate change—and the slew of issues that it has the potential to precipitate.
The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) recently met in Dallas to discuss how to move their cities forward in order to meet the challenges before them. Topics included energy related issues, the impact of polluti… Read full post »
Artists are often dismissed as peripheral to society. Yet they continue on their way, attending to the path of their own visions. Often ahead of the curve, politically and culturally, they frequently function as commentators—viewing society from the outside. In certain instances, they become pl… Read full post »
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) serves as the Majority Chairperson of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW). She is the first woman to do so. It is from this vantage point that she has been a steadfast advocate for children, families and the environment. Boxer is… Read full post »
Many artists concern themselves with the tempo and vagaries of
the art world. Others are directed by a singular inner vision and
follow that path wherever it leads them. Irene Hardwicke Olivieri
is one of those artists.
I first saw her work in a gallery in… Read full post »
On Earth Day, April 22, the American Masters series on PBS is presenting A Fierce Green Fire, a documentary which timelines the environmental movement’s past five decades. Beginning in the 1960s, the one-hour film is chock full of backstory that contextualizes where the struggle is today and ho… Read full post »
When I first wrote about the Safe Climate Caucus, they were new on the scene.
Last year, the agenda of the Safe Climate Caucus was to have a member of the House of Representatives speak daily on the impact of climate change. Now, with new members on board,… Read full post »
Most artists talk about their personal history with a definitive sense of knowing that they were destined to be an artist.
Not Dudley Charles.
A soft-spoken man with a melodic cadence to his voice, Charles shared with me his story of growing up in Plaisance, Guyana,… Read full post »
The Internet has become a stomping ground for outrageous stories that are destined to go viral. The latest one concerns Rex Tillerson, Chief Executive and Chairman of ExxonMobil Corporation. It’s the kind of material that late night comedians dream of.
Tillerson has become part of a… Read full post »
It seems that despite whatever statistics are presented to show evidence of climate change, a vocal contingency continues to question the findings. It has become an ongoing source of contention and debate.
Recently, Wellesley College hosted a conversation entitled “The Politics of Climate Chan… Read full post »
In 2011 I wrote a story covering a demonstration to protest the impending execution of Sikh Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar in India. Bhullar’s mercy petition, filed in 2003, languished for eight years until India’s President rejected it in 2011. Since that time, not much ha… Read full post »
As we enter into the final month of the year, it’s natural to take an inventory of 2013. As I reflected on the environmental front, the nagging image of climate deniers immediately came to mind. There are several members in the United States Congress that I find positively scary…right up… Read full post »
There are days when I get seriously concerned about whether or not we will move substantially forward in the fight against climate change. Despite all the dire news that comes into my mailbox, I have also been encouraged to read about research that continues the efforts to understand and document sci… Read full post »
Toxic Hot Seat, a new documentary directed by James Redford and Kirby Walker, takes an in-depth look at chemical flame retardants. It interweaves the multiple narratives of investigative reporters, scientists, lawmakers and community activists as they fight for transparency around a 1975 law. That pi… Read full post »