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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 is a writer, educator, and television producer. Her published works have been included in a number of books and anthologies. In 1984, Ms. Rooks also created, produced, and directed projects for theater and television. She is currently Vice President of Project Development for Carrie Productions, Danny Glover's production company. She is also currently collaborating with cosmologist Brian Swimme in the development of an online course entitled "A Sense of Self. A Sense of Place." The collaboration is a result of a workshop on "Cosmology & Race" in which they both participated.
Ms. Rooks is a board member of Bioneers (visionary and practical solutions for restoring the earth) and the Urban Habitat Program (the oldest environmental justice organization in the country). She is also a Board Member Emeritus of the Positive Futures Network (publisher of YES! Magazine) and a founding Board member of the Friends of Creation Spirituality, founded by Matthew Fox.
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