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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 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.
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A new national poll demonstrates that the loudest voices are distinctly out of touch with the public’s preference for strong regulations to protect the country’s health. Voters aren’t buying the specious “jobs versus clean air/water” argument. More importantly, they have… Read full post »
The week of October 3rd, I was in Washington, D.C. to cover the Take Back the American Dream Conference. Targeting the goal of “coalition-building” for those in the progressive reform space, one of their stated policy initiatives was to work toward “a healthy environment.”
Th… Read full post »
New York: When the 66th General Assembly of the United Nations convened in New York City in mid-September, those striving to get attention for specific agendas presented their causes at satellite conferences around Manhattan.
Since 1994, Lifetime Television has been a leader in promoting awareness and activism around the issue of breast cancer. Combining advocacy work with the medium of television, they have reached out to their viewership with the goal of informing and galvanizing them. On October 10, they will p… Read full post »
Since 1994, Lifetime Television has been a leader in promoting awareness and activism around the issue of breast cancer. Combining advocacy work with the medium of television, they have reached out to their viewership with the goal of informing and galvanizing them. On October 10, they… Read full post »
When I sat down with Jennifer Grey in New York City to talk with her about being the spokesperson for Partners Against Pain, I didn’t ask about Dirty Dancing. It wasn’t on the agenda. Yet it came up because the year the movie was released (1987) coincided with… Read full post »
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, H.R. 1705, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011 (TRAIN Act), made it through the House of Representatives. Its goal is to stop the Environmental Protection Agency dead in its tracks from moving forward with… Read full post »
On Wednesday, September 21, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairperson of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, held a press conference to discuss concerns about protecting landmark environmental laws. Joining her were EPW Members Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), public… Read full post »
September is considered a time for fresh beginnings. Once Labor Day hits, it’s back to school. No more slow summer pace. It’s a time for new starts.
The last week of August, I left New York City in a hurry, rushing to escape Hurricane Irene. I was eager for a… Read full post »
The documentary Rebirth begins with a sound familiar to New Yorkers. It’s the audio theme for the “all news all the time” radio station 1010 WINS. The temperature for the city on September 11, primary day, is given. Everything sounds normal—until the soundtr… Read full post »
With an insistent drumbeat coming from the Republican side of the aisle promoting the concept that the Environmental Protection Agency (founded in 1970 during Richard Nixon’s administration) is responsible for a laundry list of problems, I needed to get some feedback from another point of view.… Read full post »
As politicians ratchet up the rhetoric on how the Environmental Protection Agency is creating problems for the economy, one woman from Georgia has a different point of view about the importance of clean air regulations.
Chandra Brown resides in Metter, Georgia, with her husband and two daughters.&nb… Read full post »
Gloria Steinem has frequently spoken about the importance of sharing stories, using the imagery of communicating oral narratives around an ancient campfire. She has done that with her own personal history in the HBO documentary, Gloria: In Her Own Words. Responding to questions asked by director Pete… Read full post »
Notice: To sexually active women of all ages who have ever hesitated to ask their partners to suit up and wear protection. Fear no more! You now have an outspoken advocate on your side. Lady Gaga is on the case with the message, “Live with passion, love with protection.… Read full post »
“There are over 130 contaminated military sites in the United states. This makes the Department of Defense the nation’s largest polluter.”
These words stand as the most salient message of the documentary Semper Fi: Always Faithful, a film that encompasses the worlds of enviro… Read full post »
This week, August 15-19, Moms Clean Air Force is promoting a “Voices for Clean Air National Week of Action.” Following an extremely successful three days at the national BlogHer conference, the MCAF team was reaffirmed in their conviction that parents are a vital—and often unt… Read full post »
Children. They are vulnerable. They are innocent. They are the future. Perhaps that is why the American Lung Association has tapped into an iconic image to speak to the public about the need to fight for clean air.
Sexual trafficking. It’s hard for people to wrap their minds around the scope of the problem. A new film, The Whistleblower, presents an on the ground retelling of the story of Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz), a Nebraskan police officer who became part of the United Nation… Read full post »
It’s getting down to the wire. On August 4, the window closes for comments on the Mercury and Air Toxics Rule. The feedback the EPA has received will set the stage for the next act in the fight for clean air.
I’ve put out links where you can send a… Read full post »
At the 2011 Tonys, Eve Ensler was honored with the Isabelle Stevenson Award, which "recognizes an individual from the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations.&r… Read full post »
As I was walking down the street, ruminating about a series of situations that were affecting me, I realized that an awful lot of people don’t want to take personal responsibility. It was one of those aha moments. I determined that the scale could be large or small. Either way… Read full post »
On July 6, the New York Times ran a story about Lisa P. Jackson, the E.P.A. administrator who is in the unenviable position of taking heat from everyone on the environmental spectrum. She is a negative point of reference for elected representatives—as they hope to score points w… Read full post »
On July 5, I was more than a bit surprised to receive an e-mail from a public relations company with the subject line “RE: Danny Danon to Host Glenn Beck in the Israeli Parliament on July 11.” It began, “Hi Marcia, Hope all is well.” The friendly tone continu… Read full post »
Black Angels Over Tuskegee Revisits HistoryHistory is often the domain of those who write it. If there is no interest in recording the stories of those who are deemed periphereal, the narratives get lost. In Lanyon Gray’s off-Broadway production of Black Angels Over Tuskegee, the st…
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