Lyndsey R. Ellis

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Elder Activist Q&A: Dr. Barbara Reynolds

Posted by Lyndsey Ellis on Tuesday, March 2, 2021,

I interview longtime activists about their experience with initiating and nurturing social change in their communities. This month’s feature is Dr. Barbara Reynolds, activist, veteran journalist, author, and ordained minister. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Reynolds has lived and worked in Maryland and Washington, D.C. area for many years.



Tell us a little about your background. How did you grow up and what made you decide to get involved in community organizing?

I've been a journalist si...


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Elder Activist Q&A: Cassandra "Mama Cassie" Lopez

Posted by Lyndsey Ellis on Monday, February 1, 2021,

I interview longtime activists about their experience with initiating and nurturing social change in their communities. This month’s feature is Cassandra Lopez (aka Mama Cassie), civil rights aficionado, mother, grandmother, devoted wife, educator, Detroit native, and grassroots organizer in Oakland, California.


Tell us a little about your background in community organizing. 

I grew up in Detroit on the lower East Side in a predominantly African American community. I was always curious wh...


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