Reimagine RP&E Release Party —RESCHEDULED to JANUARY 8, 2015

20-1 Cover Image thumbnailThursday, January 8, 2015
6:30pm at Joyce Gordon Gallery
406 14th Street, downtown Oakland, (94612)

COME HEAR about the local, national and international
Justice Movements you care about:

Dalia Yedida, California Domestic Workers Alliance
Nile Malloy, Our Power Campaign: Communities for a Just Transition
Taj James: a decade of California Climate Policy
Robbie Clark Just Cause::Causa Justa

Updates on #Black Lives Matter/Ferguson Actions, and

Anti-Gentrification fights across the Bay Area

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These stories and more appear in the January 2015 Issue of
Reimagine! RP&E -- Get your advance copy at the

Plus, check out our slide show on the People's Climate
March.Enjoy FOOD AND DRINKS and chill with comrades.

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Domestic Worker Organizing: Claiming Our Voice — September 7, 3 pm

As part of our ongoing participatory editorial process, you are invited to attend educational and discussion events that will shape the direction of Reimagine! Movements Making Media.  Please join us at the first of our fall 2014 open forums.

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Oakstop Coworking

1721 Broadway, #201

Oakland, CA
 
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

3:00 - 5:00 pm  

Film and discussion with director

Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel,  

lead organizer from Andolan 

Gulnahar Alam, 

YaliniDream, Monisha Bajaj, 

Sheila Bapat, and 

Preeti Mangala Shekar

 

Gulnahar Alam 

 

 

 


 

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The Lessons of Freedom Summer

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As a former history teacher and current organizer in San Francisco, my primary interest in the orginial Freedom School Curriculum is twofold:1 It demonstrates that if society is to be improved, curriculum and pedagogy must be based on the asking of questions, not the answering of them. Secondly, it proves that history is fundamental to understanding the mechanisms of repression today and to the process of empowering students to be active agents of change.

I have taken the explicit goals of the Freedom School’s Citizenship Curriculum2—asking questions to improve society and using history to understand the mechanisms of repression and liberation—as models for my own thinking about education reform today. In placing Freedom Schools within the context of the history of alternative education reform3 to promote more proactive thinking about school reform today, I have come to the following conclusions:

1.    Teachers must be a part of the community in which they teach.
2.    School reform must be part of a social reform movement.
3.    The school community must be clear about the goals of education and must explicitly articulate and defend them at every opportunity.

Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement

Many environmental justice leaders and organizers consider the EJ Movement to be a direct descendant of civil rights struggles or the latest manifestation of the justice campaigns that peaked in the 60s and 70s. What have we learned from the successes and failures of the Civil Rights Movement? RPE asked longtime activist and EJ champion Damu Smith to offer his insights.

Carl Anthony: Earth Day and Environmental Justice - Then and Now

Carl Anthony co-founded Race, Poverty and the Environment in 1990. In this interview with RP&E editor B. Jesse Clarke, Anthony shares his reflections on some of the key milestones that led to the creation of the Journal and its role in the ever-evolving environmental justice movement. Recorded at the studios of the National Radio Project, this interview introduces Radio RP&E—Podcasts and Broadcasts from the national journal of social and environmental justice. Read an edited excerpt below or listen to the full interview.

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Carl Anthony 17-1 Jesse Clarke:  Can you talk a little bit about where the environmental movement was on Earth Day 1970?

Carl Anthony: Earth Day 1970 was started, in part, as a result of the work of Rachel Carson who wrote Silent Spring in 1962. That book and similar research on the effects of DDT sparked a growing interest in the environment that went beyond protecting wildlife and open spaces. In some ways, it was paradoxical, because it became a powerful protest movement that was also distancing itself from issues of race and social justice.

Some proponents of environmentalism sought to use it to put a closure on the struggles of the 1960s and launch a new kind of consciousness about the earth and the environment, without really addressing issues of social and racial justice. But in fact, all these movements were interrelated. Many people, for innumerable reasons, were really upset with the dominant society and the way in which it was destroying both culture and places. Indeed, the new environmental movement owed something to the civil rights movement.

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