SATURDAY, MAY 21
Environmental Equity Summit
Hip Hop For Change presents a Bay Area POC Environmental Summit, an arts and environmental advocacy event that provides a platform to discuss the environmental needs of POC, and grassroots POC environmentalist groups. It will unite like-minded environmental organizations to connect, exchange ideas, and foster lasting relationships. Attendees of all ages will enjoy a diverse line-up of exhibitors, vendors, DJs, artists, and speakers committed to environmental justice. This event will go to capacity! Register now!
Featuring live performances by:
dead prez, Bambu, Khafre Jay, plus more to be announced
DJs: Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist, Davey D (Hardknock Radio/KPFA) + more!
Paloma Pavel (PhD), (President of Earth House Center / co-founder of the Breakthrough Communities Project)
Carl Anthony (Co-founder of the Breakthrough Communities Project)
Wanda Stewart (Executive director at the People’s Grocery and Obsidian Farm)
Zakiya Harris (Co-Director of Hack The Hood)
Davey D (Hardknock / KPFA)
and more TBA
@ The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
1pm-6pm. All Ages. FREE w/ RSVP.
More info: www.hiphopforchange.org
If you are a non-profit and would like a booth at the event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Paloma Pavel, PhD, President of Earth House Center, is co-founder of the Breakthrough Communities Project and served as Director of Strategic Communications for the Sustainable Metropolitan Communities Initiative at the Ford Foundation. Pavel’s academic background includes graduate study at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Harvard University. Her research at LSE addresses South African Economics in the pre- and post-Apartheid eras. Her dissertation (Organizational Culture and Leadership Development) was part of a five-year study by the Carnegie Foundation on the workplace in America, which culminated in the publication Good Work. She has taught at many Bay Area institutions, including the California Institute for Integral Studies, where she co-chaired the graduate degree program in Organizational Development. Pavel is a frequent lecturer and keynote presenter nationally and internationally on the theory of living systems and urban sustainability. At MIT Press, she co-edits the Sustainable Metropolitan Communities Books series with Robert Gottlieb. Dr. Pavel is editor of the newly released book entitled Breakthrough Communities: Sustainability and Justice in the Next American Metropolis (MIT Press, 2009).
Carl Anthony, architect, author and urban / suburban / regional design strategist, is co-founder of the Breakthrough Communities Project. He has served as Acting Director of the Community and Resource Development Unit at the Ford Foundation, responsible for the Foundation’s world wide programs in fields of Environment and Development, and Community Development. He directed the Foundation’s Sustainable Metropolitan Communities Initiative and the Regional Equity Demonstration in the United States. Carl funded the national Conversation on Regional Equity (CORE), a dialogue of national policy analysts and advocates for new metropolitan racial justice strategies. He was Founder and, for 12 years Executive Director, of the Urban Habitat Program in the San Francisco Bay Area. With his colleague Luke Cole at the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, he founded and published the Race, Poverty and the Environment Journal, the only environmental justice periodical in the United States. He has a professional degree in architecture from Columbia University. In 1996, he was appointed Fellow at the Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.