Jeremy McKane: Ocean Actionist

In honor of World Oceans Month, we asked Jeremy McKane, a Dallas-based artist to share about his latest project, OCN, a block-chain platform designed to create financial incentive for coastal countries to protect the ocean waters.

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Mary Martin
Rainey Webb: The Journey Toward Restorative Justice

As a magistrate judge for Tarrant County, Rainey Webb has made a concentrated effort to use great discretion in decisions and has focused specifically on aiding the mentally ill population of Tarrant county. Rainey also serves with ALARM, African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministry, and has traveled to the Congo train attorneys at an ALARM conference.

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Mary Martin
Natalie Boyle: Making Childcare Accessible to Mommies in Need

Natalie Boyle began her journey into motherhood with twin girls, followed quickly by back-to-back health crises. Her experience with finding childcare during that time ignited a passion for providing mothers with childcare during illness. The latest partnership for her organization, Mommies in Need, will provide drop-in care where it is needed most.

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Mary Martin
Linda Swartz: Foster Kid Turned Advocate

When Linda was a 13-year-old girl living in Georgia, she didn’t have an advocate. Her time moving through the foster system was characterized by an array of strangers coming and going. Today she volunteers as a CASA advocate, ensuring that children in her same situation have a voice.

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Mary Martin
Dr. George Keaton: Remembering Black Dallas

Dr. George Keaton spent 31 years devoting his life to the students of DISD as a teacher and guidance counselor, but when he learned about the black history preservation movement in Dallas, he found another purpose. His work with Remembering Black Dallas includes preserving oral history, creating awareness through tours, and maintaining Dallas’ first integrated graveyard.

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Mary Martin