Video / Audio Exploring Metro Equity & Social Transformation Themes

  Paloma Pavel on Ecology, Cosmology, Spirituality, and Social Justice

March 29, 2021 — Sam Mickey — Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

This week’s episode of Spotlights features Paloma Pavel, Ph.D., President of Earth House Center and visiting faculty at the University of California, Davis, where she also serves on the Regional Advisory Council for the Center for Regional Change. She is also the co-founder of the Breakthrough Communities Project with Carl Anthony. She discusses some of the many ways that ecology, cosmology, spirituality, and social justice activism intersect throughout the storied trajectory of her life and work. Along with Carl Anthony, Paloma Pavel is the 2021 recipient of the Thomas Berry Award.

  The Universe Story, Race, and Justice, with Carl Anthony

March 22, 2021 — Sam Mickey — Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

This week’s episode of Spotlights features Carl Anthony, an architect, regional planner, and social and environmental justice activist. He discusses some of the many facets of his work, including  a project of which he is the co-founder and co-director (with Dr. Paloma Pavel), Breakthrough Communities, dedicated to building multiracial leadership for sustainable communities in California & the nation. He also discusses his book, The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race, which is a memoir that integrates urban history, racial justice, and cosmology with personal experiences as an architect/planner, environmentalist, and Black American, connecting the struggles for social and racial justice to the universe story. Along with Paloma Pavel, Carl Anthony is the 2021 recipient of the Thomas Berry Award.

  Carl Anthony speaks at Soil Not Oil Conference, September 2015

September 5, 2015, Richmond Calif.  (12 min.)


  Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Random Acts of Kindness Week

On February 12, 2015, Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu added his voice in celebration of National Random Acts of Kindness Week.  This year’s celebrations include events highlighting the 20th anniversary edition of the book, Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty, with a Foreword by Desmond Tutu

  6 Big Wins Coalition for Social Equity — 2013 Interviews

six-big-wins-interviews-300pxw Produced by Paloma Pavel and the Earth House Center Media Team


  UC Berkeley Lecture on Sustainability and Social Justice 


Produced by Paloma Pavel
and the Earth House Center Media Team

  Building the New Metropolis in an Age of Global Warming 


new-metropolis-title-frame Video Trailer: Building the New Metropolis in an Age of Global Warming


 Prof. john a. powell: Beyond the Post-Industrial City

A 2006 lecture at Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey, exploring the interwoven relationship of race, economics and opportunity in US cities and regions. Prof. powell was invited to give the Inaugural Lecture in honor of housing rights pioneer Ethel Lawrence. (Click button to play.)

Prof. john a. powell, was at the time of the above lecture the  Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, at Ohio State University.  He now leads the UC Berkeley Othering & Belonging Institute and holds the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion, Professor of Law and Professor of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.


 Maya Wiley and Alan Jenkins Interview

Harold Channer interviews Alan Jenkins and Maya Wiley
August 11, 2006 (26-min excerpt)

First shown on Manhattan Neighborhood Network, New York City

Alan Jenkins, Civil Rights Lawyer and Advocate Co-Founder and Director, The Opportunity Agenda

Maya Wiley, Civil Rights Lawyer and Advocate Founder and Director, Center for Social Inclusion


 Carl Anthony on Cosmology and Race  — 1 hr. Audio

Keynote Presentation delivered April 1, 2006, in New York City at the Annual Meeting of the American Tielhard Association.

(Approximately one hour)


The inner-city, urban landscape provides the context for reflections by this major American intellectual on the nearness of cosmology. Carl Anthony’s reading of Thomas Berry’s Dream of the Earth expanded his orientation toward his own story. He shares the experience of this reading and discusses the implications for environmental justice and urban development.


Carl Anthony on Cosmology and Race


Voices from the Community: Social Equity and Smart Growth

 Producers: Paloma Pavel and Rick Butler
Executive Producers: Carl Anthony and Urban Habitat Program
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