FAIR News: Welcoming Executive Director Monica Harris
Dear Friends of FAIR,
On behalf of FAIR’s Board of Directors, I am thrilled to announce FAIR’s new Executive Director, Monica Harris.
Monica is an activist, author, and attorney with an extensive background in legal affairs, business, and—most importantly—living and breathing FAIR’s pro-human mission. She brings with her more than twenty years of leadership and experience in the media industry, with past executive roles at Walt Disney Television, NBCUniversal Media, and Viacom Media Networks. Following her two decades in Hollywood, Harris moved from Southern California to Montana where she operates a law firm primarily working with entertainment-related clients. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University and Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review with then-future President Barack Obama.
As a result of the positive, unifying, and compassionate message she has espoused through her TEDx talks and her book The Illusion of Division, Monica joined FAIR’s Board of Advisors in July of 2022. And for those very same reasons, along with her experience, unflappable spirit, can-do attitude, and magnetic presence, she is the perfect person to lead our organization into its future as an independent 501(c)3 organization.
Monica will work closely with FAIR staff, advisors, and the Board of Directors to further the organization's mission through our grassroots chapter network, legal advocacy, FAIR in Education, FAIR in Medicine, FAIR in the Arts, and our unique pro-human approach to cultural depolarization.
I don’t have to tell you that FAIR’s values of fairness, understanding, and humanity, courage, curiosity, and compassion are needed more now than ever before. With Monica at the helm, I am incredibly optimistic about FAIR’s future. We hope you’ll consider supporting FAIR as we move into this exciting new phase in our organization’s history.
Thank you for believing in FAIR. We believe in you, too—and together, I know we will make a powerful mark.
Chair, FAIR Board of Directors
Straight Ahead—the Omni-American Podcast
Are you ready to explore something different? Something more? Welcome to Straight Ahead—the Omni-American Podcast featuring stimulating conversations with thoughtful writers, civic leaders, artists and scholars. On Straight Ahead, hosts Aryeh Tepper and Greg Thomas examine sources of cultural vitality, from Jazz music to the Jewish tradition in order to counter the challenges posed by illiberal forces on the left, and the right. Along the way, we celebrate human excellence for whenever and wherever the source. If you're searching for generous and soulful approaches to contemporary challenges, join us for Straight Ahead, the Omni-American Podcast!
Genspect Presents: The Bigger Picture, a Healthy Approach to Sex and Gender
Save the date! November 4th and 5th, join friend of FAIR, Genspect, for a conference in Denver, Colorado on gender care and the thought leaders creating better solutions. The tickets go on sale exclusively to friends of Genspect today! Friends of Genspect also receive a 25% discount off all events.
GEOG-BSOS Seminar: Dr. Sheena Michele Mason, "Human Migration & DNA Analysis from The Raceless Antiracist"
Join the Department of Geographical Sciences on Monday, November 6th from 10am-12pm for a GEOG seminar special edition at STAMP and on Zoom. Assistant Professor Sheena Michele Mason from SUNY Oneonta will explore the intersection of human migration and DNA research, drawing from her upcoming book, "The Raceless Antiracist: Why Ending Race Is the Future of Antracism."
This seminar offers an exploration of ideas surrounding “race,” human migration, and language. Dr. Mason's commitment to questioning the status quo makes this event essential for anyone dedicated to fostering an inclusive antiracist society. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with scholarship. Join a vital conversation on dismantling the concept of “race” for a more inclusive future without racism.
UNCANCELED: Heterodox Academy to Host Virtual ‘Canceled’ Panel on Sex in Anthropology
Heterodox Academy (HxA), a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to improving institutions of higher education by advocating for principles of open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement, will host a virtual version of a conference panel that was vetted and approved by two major anthropology societies in July, then canceled last week. The five scheduled panelists, all female professors in socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology, will use the virtual event to build a broader audience for their scholarly arguments. Join HxA for this event on November 8th from 4-6pm ET.
How to Star-Man: Arguing from Compassion
Join Braver Angels on November 8th, 15th, and 29th from 5:30-7pm ET for an in-person seminar about star-manning! In this three-part course, you'll develop tools for being mindful and measured in difficult conversations, and learn the key strategy for a more constructive engagement with your political or ideological opponents: An explicit recognition of not only our opponent’s arguments but their humanity. The seminar will be led by Angel Eduardo, Senior Writer & Editor for the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) and Chair of FAIR's Board of Directors.
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