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Movement and Community-Building in the 21st Century
Belvie Rooks hosts Ellis, executive director of the environmental justice organization Urban Habitat. They explore 21st-century community-building and the emerging reality of multi-cultural, multi-racial families —where existing categories once used to define and describe identity no longer fit.
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Juliet Ellis is Executive Director of Urban Habitat, a regional environmental justice organization. Urban Habitat works in partnership with low-income communities and communities of color to advance social, economic, and environmental justice in the Bay Area region and beyond.
Carl Anthony is the founder and for 12 years was executive director of the Urban Habitat Program, one of the oldest environmental justice organizations in the country. Until recently he was a Ford Foundation program officer in the Community and Resource Development unit. He is currently a Visiting Scholar/Ford Foundation Senior Fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of California Berkeley.. The mission of Urban Habitat is to promote multicultural urban environmental leadership for sustainable, socially just communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a colleague, Luke Cole at the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, he published and edited the Race, Poverty and Environment Journal, the only environmental justice periodical in the country.
From 1991 through 1997, Anthony served as President of Earth Island Institute, an international environmental organization to protect and conserve the global biosphere. Congressman Ron Dellums appointed Carl Anthony Chair and Principal Administrative Officer of the East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission in 1993. The Commission was charged with overseeing a National Pilot Project to guide the closure of 500 military bases in the US, to re-envision the role of the National Laboratories, and to implement the conversion of 5 military bases in Alameda County. He has taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, the University of California Colleges of Environmental Design and Natural Resources. He has been an Advisor to the Stanford University Law School on issues of environmental justice. Anthony 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.
Belvie Rooks served on the IONS Board of Directors until 2013. She is a writer, an educator, and a television producer whose work weaves together the worlds of spirituality, ecology, and social and environmental justice. Her published works have been included in a number of books and anthologies. She was a writer and a producer of the inspirational TV show Courage and is one of the featured writers in Moonrise: The Power of Women’s Leadership—Leading from the Heart, edited by Nina Simons. Belvie is co-founder of the nonprofit Growing a Global Heart.
Ms. Rooks is a former board member of Bioneers (visionary and practical solutions for restoring the earth), The Urban Habitat Program (the oldest environmental justice organization in the country), and the Positive Futures Network/Yes Magazine, and is currently Chair of the Board of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation. She is a Core Faculty member of Holy Names University's Culture and Spirituality Program, and a founding board member of the Friends of Creation Spirituality, founded by Matthew Fox.
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