The comedian said she first became aware of the inequity during her first paid acting job on the 1990s comedy "Suddenly Susan." Griffin said she made the second-lowest salary on the cast.
Susan Griffin’s Wrestling with The Angel of Democracy: On Being an American Citizen (Trumpeter), continues what she began in A Chorus of Stones (a New York Times “Notable Book”) as the third volume of what she calls a social autobiography, and seems especially relevant as Americans face a presidential election that has the potential to turn our country toward true environmental stewardship, diplomacy untainted by war, and a fairer and more consistent form of democracy. In Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy, Griffin examines her life in the context of larger histories and the way these histories emerge in one’s life, and explores the role democracy in America has shaped both her life and her consciousness. As the book progresses, she becomes an active participant in the processes she describes, voicing dilemmas that concern all Americans, with the intent to shape history and democracy herself.
WHAT: Bayard and John Cobb Peace Lecture Series with Susan Griffin
In the process of writing Our Secret Susan Griffin mixes two different styles. Thus, she resorts to the use of academic and personal writing. All her personal writing is combined with the insertions of scientific information. In fact, the beginning of Our Secret puzzles the readers with unexpected data about the nucleus of the cell: “The nucleus of the cell derives its name from the Latin nux, meaning nut. Like the stone in a cherry, it is found in the center of the cell, and like this stone, keeps its precious kernel in a shell” (Griffin 335). This information in the beginning of the writing seems to have no sense at first sight; it seems to have no connection with secrets. However, it is not so. The author just uses this phrase to start her research. She does not refer to the writers who give only perfunctory information. Susan Griffin is eager to find out the root of all secrets in her story. That is why she needs to conduct a research and think over the things that have never been considered by other authors.
Susan Griffin "Our Secret" (Summary) Book …Edited by Karin Lofthus Carrington and Susan Griffin
This inspired collection offers a new paradigm for moving the world beyond violence as the first, and often only, response to violence. Through essays and poetry, prayers and mediations, Transforming Terror powerfully demonstrates that terrorist violence—defined here as any attack on unarmed civilians—can never be stopped by a return to the thinking that created it. A diverse array of contributors—writers, healers, spiritual and political leaders, scientists, and activists, including Desmond Tutu, Huston Smith, Riane Eisler, Daniel Ellsberg, Amos Oz, Fatema Mernissi, Fritjov Capra, George Lakoff, Mahmoud Darwish, Terry Tempest Williams, and Jack Kornfield—considers how we might transform the conditions that produce terrorist acts and bring true healing to the victims of these acts. Broadly encompassing both the Islamic and Western worlds, the book explores the nature of consciousness and offers a blueprint for change that makes peace possible. From unforgettable firsthand accounts of terrorism, the book draws us into awareness of our ecological and economic interdependence, the need for connectedness, and the innate human capacity for compassion.