NATIONAL RANDOM KINDNESS DAY & RK LEADERSHIP AWARD LAUNCH
Dr. Paloma Pavel and Carl Anthony will co-host a webinar on National Random Kindness Day to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Random Kindness & Senseless Acts of Beauty. We will discuss the origins of the phrase “Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty,” reflect on how the phrase can help us shape a just future, and share stories of random kindness happening around us. Special guests Sam Chaltain and Trung Le from Studio 180 and producers of SEED + SPARK will launch us into a new story for humanity.
Desmond Tutu was the first recipient of the Random Kindness Award series. The award is given to honor the values and vision that his life and leadership embody. Archbishop Tutu wrote the foreword to this book by New Village Press Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty which received a gold medal and was named Peacemaker Book of the Year. Order your copy here.
We were inspired by this act of radical empathy and transformative hope in the face of the unprecedented campfire destruction of Paradise, CA. Paradise lost and regenerating. ‘The Key Phoenix,’ created by Jessie Mercer, was made from the keys of the homes burned in the fire. Thank you Bob Stilger, learn more about this courageous community work at newstories.org.
Send us your stories and nominate your s/heroes for the Random Kindness Resilience Leadership Award! To be announced on Earth Day 2021.
SUMMARY: Ending poverty and stabilizing climate change will be two unprecedented global achievements and two major steps toward sustainable development. But the two objectives cannot be considered in isolation: they need to be jointly tackled through an integrated strategy. This report brings together those two objectives and explores how they can more easily be achieved if considered together. It examines the potential impact of climate change and climate policies on poverty reduction.
It also provides guidance on how to create a “win-win” situation so that climate change policies contribute to poverty reduction and poverty-reduction policies contribute to climate change mitigation and resilience building. The key finding of the report is that climate change represents a significant obstacle to the sustained eradication of poverty, but future impacts on poverty are determined by policy choices: rapid, inclusive, and climate-informed development can prevent most short-term impacts whereas immediate pro-poor, emissions-reduction policies can drastically limit long-term ones.
From the CIIS Religion and Ecology Summit (March 2018) program description:
Climate change disproportionately affects women, especially women in the Global South, women of color, and women in poor communities. In addition, recent research shows that environmental practices are considered emasculating to men. Together in this one-day conference, we explore the various ways that gender intersects with the field of religion and ecology.
The third annual Religion and Ecology Summit will showcase scholars, practitioners, environmentalists, and religious leaders to address the topic of gender at the intersection of religion and ecology. The goal of this conference will be to provide opportunities for networking, learning, building alliances, and sharing research. With recent natural disasters and the re-emergence of the women’s movement, we hope this year’s conference will become a resource for building solidarity and sharing strength and strategies of resistance with one another.
Environmental and social justice activist Carl Anthony draws on decades of experience as an architect in his new book, “The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race.” The book, part memoir and part tutorial, grapples with questions of urban democratization and sustainability in the context of shifting social norms and changing environmental realities. In this interview Carl Anthony joins Michael Krasny and Earth House Center President, Paloma Pavel, to discuss his life’s work and strategies for enhancing equity in a changing world.
Guests: Carl Anthony, founder of Earth House Center; co-founder, Breakthrough Communities Project; author, “The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race”
Paloma Pavel,president, Earth House Center; co-founder Breakthrough Communities Project
Join us this Friday 2/9 for a Book Signing and Celebration in Oakland!
Bay Area friends, if you missed the fabulous Oakland launch last October for The Earth, the City and the Hidden Narrative of Race, here's another chance to hear Carl and Paloma discuss the book and Breakthrough Communities' Toolkit for Community Mobilization. Highlights will include an interactive reading of the book, music, and a birthday celebration with Carl including cake!
Breakthrough Communities' work offers a radical New Story for our time with visionary solutions and grounded strategies born from a lifetime of engagement on the frontlines of our social movements. Hopeful stories will include: the Bay Area's response to rising tides and the climate crisis. Come learn about theEnvironmental Literacy Blueprint for Californiaand its dedication to building social equity in CA public schools. Let's grow the next generation of environmental justice leaders!
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following:
The San Francisco Foundation | East Bay Community Foundation | Nathan Cummings Foundation | Akonadi Foundation | California Health Care Foundation | Surdna Foundation | Kresge Foundation | Ford Foundation
We also appreciate the support of our many networks, colleagues, and coalitions who have been a vital part of this work!
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The Earth, the City and the Hidden Narrative of Race
By CARL C. ANTHONY (Author)
Breakthrough Communities and the Brotherhood of Elders invite you to join as we celebrate the release of Breakthrough Communities co-founder, Carl Anthony's book, with forewords by both Van Jones and M. Paloma Pavel, PhD. The event will be held at the Impact Hub in Downtown Oakland and will include guest artists, music, refreshments and a book signing.
Come learn about the Community Mobilization Strategy and Learning Action Guide.
BOOK LAUNCH AND
Date: OCTOBER 18, 2017 Time: 6-9pm Location: Impact Hub 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA