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How Studying in America Made Me a Better Person

Shanghai, China.  I first studied in America when I was a freshman at Evergreen State College, WA. Over the summer when I was there I lived with a local family and made friends from everywhere. As transformative and impressive as the trip was, I didn’t think a summer would be sufficient for me to see […]

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A Family Affair: Give Kids A Shot Gala at The Pierre Hotel, NYC

New York, N.Y.  2015 marks the 7th year that I have co-chaired the National Meningitis Association (NMA) gala with Gary Springer.  Lenore Cooney joined us as a third co-chair a few years ago. The NMA gala has become a family affair for us and our children. Barry Klarberg and Sara Herbert-Galloway. Photo: HerbertCollection. Gary Swanson, […]

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The Battle for Civil Rights Continues in America

I grew up in China where racism has never been a social issue due to the lack of racial diversity, so learning what really happened here in America is not just eye opening; it changes how I see this country in a lot of ways.

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My Journey from the ICU to ‘Keri Lotion Lady’ – to the U.S. Congress

Greenwich, CT.  I was recently asked to testify before Congress by United States Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut regarding my work to help end human trafficking. I asked, “Why me?” There are many other people more well versed on this issue.” I was told that I was asked because I’m a Registered Nurse and (because of […]

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Eyewitness: The Bloody Elephant Corridor

New York, N.Y.  For the first time in my life when I heard the reverberating trumpeting scream of an elephant, the adrenaline rush did not induce me to action, instead I just stood transfixed—awed by the tone of its sheer primeval splendor My hand alongside one blood splatter shows how mortal the wound could be! […]

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Battling Inequity for Life: Luce Leader Travels, Reflects

Madison, WI.  In January of this year, I was recognized by the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation as one of two Luce Leaders for the year 2014—an award reserved for young individuals trying to make a difference on a global level (link). For this reason, it seemed only fitting that I was unable to attend the ceremony, […]

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Luce Leader Grows at Yale: from Anti-Bullying to Autism Awareness

New Haven, CT.  In the study of psychology, there is a term called ‘feature integration theory.’  The term describes how we visually combine details to identify unified objects. For instance, when looking for a friend in a crowd (assuming he or she has a striped shirt on), one scans the crowd for a striped shirt […]

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Peter Yarrow: My Last Visit With Pete Seeger

New York, N.Y.  I had the privilege and honor to be with Pete this past Monday, not long before he finally passed. I came directly to his hospital room from the airport where I’d arrived from Tel Aviv, having just sung a couple of Pete’s songs the night before (“If I Had a Hammer” and […]

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Indian Award-Winning Documentary ‘Daughters of Mother India’ – Jarring Wake-Up Call for Men Like Me

First Lady Celebrates 2015 Oberlin College Graduates

Film ‘Margarita With A Straw’ – Unexpected Brilliance – From India

Role of Young People, Technology in Future Development Agenda

Fountain House Symposium Takes On Schizophrenia

Unlocking Wind Power Across America – from the White House