CreativeMornings - 🌈 Reclaiming the word radical

June 16, 2022
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“When I call myself radical, I don’t think I’m extreme. I care deeply about what it is that I want to do, so I’m going to commit myself to make that happen.”


Activist Charles G. McGrath is also, as Miss Oona Upland, San Diego's first ever Drag Queen Storyteller, working with the international non-profit Drag Queen Story Hour to promote literacy and inclusion to children across the city. In his conversation with CreativeMornings/San Diego, McGrath reclaims the word radical, which means traveling to the roots of a problem to solve it. Watch Charles McGrath demonstrate how radical it can be to put work into your beliefs and expand opportunities for others.  

(Photograph via Raw Artists

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In celebration of June’s Wilderness theme, we’re spotlighting RANA, an ecological design firm based in California that creates “co-habitats”— spaces for people and nature to coexist in harmony. Known for their work on green roofs and living walls, RANA has worked on everything from residential projects to environmental restoration. They even have their own plant nursery with over 1500 species of native plants. 

Their innovative team structure of four distinct verticals makes project management a bit more difficult. It’s a complex, integrated network, much like the ecosystems they work with. Learn how using Harvest helped RANA integrate their disparate departments and gain a holistic picture of their overall performance. 

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