Category: The Luminary

Humans of Emerson: Mark Yirrell

Q: It sounds like you were always an artist at heart, would you agree? Mark: I think I was an artist in denial. I don’t know if “artist at heart” would fit. I think that’s too generous of a term for me. I played instruments as a kid, piano and viola. I got into chorus…

Humans of Emerson: Jenny Yap

Lately, I have been listening to stories on NPR about how people have opened their homes and communities to refugees from Syria and the Middle East. I am so touched by the kindness and generosity that is out there. Reflecting on my family’s experience as Chinese-Vietnamese refugees, I want to share my story as a…

Communities United Against Violence by Melanie Matson and Greta Spoering

Communities United Against Violence is honored every April at Emerson. While some simply recognize awareness months, we intentionally choose to go beyond awareness and inspire action and community-building. We also recognize that this requires work year-round. Communities United Against Violence focuses our efforts to resist power-based violence in our communities. Power-based violence is a pattern…