Libby McCann Will Pedal 300 Miles on California Ride to Honor Students

Libby McCann, core faculty member in Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Department of Environmental Studies and director of its Environmental Education concentration, will ride in the annual Climate Ride California 2013, a multi-day cycling fundraiser and ‘green conference on wheels.’  She will join more than 200 cyclists traveling more than 300 miles along the coast of Northern California to San Francisco, from May 19 to 23.  The ride is designed to raise awareness of sustainability, renewable energy, climate change issues, and bicycle advocacy.

Libby is raising money for the Climate Ride, her first. She is riding to honor AUNE’s Environmental Studies department and the Environmental Education graduating class of 2013.

It will be challenging to ride 300 miles in 5 days, she said. But the issues and the organizations that Climate Ride supports are critical. I am fundraising and pushing myself to do this ride to inspire people to take action in their day-to-day lives. Climate Ride is about awareness and exchanging ideas, resolving serious issues that will affect our future, and doing something positive to support others in this work. And it’s going to be a really beautiful ride.

Libby will join more than 200 riders, who each raised at least $2,400 to benefit one of more than fifty organizations. Libby is riding for the World Bicycle Organization. Other beneficiaries include Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, NRDC, 350.org, Green America, Environmental Defense Fund, 1% For the Planet, Alliance For Climate Education, and more.

Help Libby raise the money she needs for the ride here.

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Kate Sipe ’02

What if classrooms were envisioned as a small democracy? What if our students practiced democracy in their classroom year after year? Further, what if they knew they deserved it? Kate Sipe, ’02, Antioch University Seattle MA in Education with Graduate Teacher Preparation and an adjunct faculty who teaches Classroom Management courses, published a timely post in Medium in the wake of the 2020 Presidential election about the importance of democratic schools and teaching civics to our children: “Psst… Hey teachers… Let’s teach civics in our classrooms every single day.” Start today. Start small. Just start. Let your classroom be a microcosm

Andressa Lutiano

Andressa Lutiano (Antioch University Online, IMA) was interviewed about her work at Wish School, the bilingual school in São Paulo that she directs. The interview covers the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote learning, and the importance of innovation. Lutiano is interviewed in Portuguese, however auto-generated English subtitles can be turned on, and they work great. Find the video on Youtube.

Noah McIntyre 

Noah McIntyre (Online, IMA) was interviewed by Kelle Sparta on her podcast “Spirit Sherpa.” The episode, titled “Graditute with Noah McIntyre,” is a deep discussion of the practice of gratitude and the impact it can have on everyday life. He talks about his experiences being taught to meditate by Thich Nhat Hanh, working as an executive at Werner Erhard’s Landmark Education, and now working as a gratitude coach. Find the episode in your favorite podcatcher or stream it on Youtube.

Victoria Chang

Victoria Chang, Chair of AULA’s MFA in Creative Writing, has had her fifth book of poems, Obit,  selected by Time magazine as one of 100 “Must-Read” books of 2020. The Time editors say that Chang captures the “visceral, heart-stopping ache” of grief in these poems, which were written in the wake of the death of her mother. “Although Chang initially balked at writing an obituary,” write the editors, “she soon found herself writing eulogies for the small losses that preceded and followed her mother’s death, each one an ode to her mother’s life and influence.” Obit is published by Copper

Mindy Velasco ’19

Mindy Velasco ’19 (Los Angeles, MA) serves as California Program Manager for the Latino Coalition for Community Leadership.

Michelle Suzanne Snyder ’19

Michelle Suzanne Snyder ’19 (Los Angeles, MA) began working as an arts educator at CSU-Long Beach. She also launched her own business, DreamOut People’s Project, a customized workshop that blends oral history, writing, and visual art for community building.

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