RP&E History

Race, Poverty and the Environment (RP&E) was founded in 1990. The journal has a wide-reaching, extremely diverse readership that includes grassroots activists, students and academics, progressive policymakers, and philanthropists.

Tagami Develops Amnesia on Promises to Hire West Oakland Workers

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The West Oakland Job Resource Center is designed to assist job seekers in gaining employment with jobs on the Army Base.

The West Oakland Job Resource Center is designed to assist job seekers in gaining employment with jobs on the Army Base.

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.

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Reimagine! Event Relaunches RP&E with Full House of Activists and Visionaries

Next editorial convening on April 24 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Movement Strategy Center, 436 14th St., Suite 500, Oakland. RSVP [email protected]

More than 50 people from 28 different organizations joined us for the re-launch on March 27. Our opening panel (RP&E Editor Emeritus Carl Anthony, APEN Executive Director Miya Yoshitani, CCHO co-director Fernando Marti, and Reimagine Project Director Jess Clarke) grounded us in our shared history and affirmed the need we see for this project.

“The environmental movement has introduced the concept of deep history,” Carl Anthony said. “We’re the end point of 13.7 billion years of life on this planet, and we need to begin thinking of that as our heritage,” he said. Fast-forwarding, he noted the great displacement of African Americans with the transatlantic slave trade—somewhere between 7.5 and 12 million African slaves crossed the Atlantic between 1500 and 1800, compared to around 1.5 million Europeans. Slavery, along with the genocide of Native Americans, was part of the expansion of the global economy, “this capitalism we struggle with,” the system underlying the toxic racism and regional inequities RP&E has spotlighted since its first issue 24 years ago.

Relaunch RP&E: Movements Making Media Event

Women and Economic Justice

 
March 27, 6:30 pm at the East Bay Community Foundation

353 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, (Second Floor Conference Room) Oakland, CA 94612 
Join us in shaping the reimagined RP&E.
 
Panel discussion featuring: 

Carl Anthony
Cofounder of Urban Habitat and Breakthrough Communities

Miya Yoshitani
Executive director at the Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Fernando Marti

Co-director Council of Community Housing Organizations

Jess Clarke (Moderator)

Reimgine! RP&E 

We will break out into facilitated subgroups on specific topics, to shape the editorial content of the Reimagined RP&E.

Please RSVP: [email protected]  Feel free to share why you think it's vital for movements to make media and topics you would like to address.

Individuals who would like to join our host committee are also welcome. Please visit our indiegogo page  for more information.

Light refreshments will be served.  The discussion will be followed by a reception to celebrate and reconnect the RP&E community. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Center on Race Poverty and the Environment (CRPE), Urban Habitat (UH), Movement Strategy Center (MSC), and Making Contect; with the participation of: Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) Breakthrough Communities, California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA), California for Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA), Center on Race Poverty and the Environment (CRPE), Center for Story-Based Strategy (CSS), Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), Data Center, Earth House Leadership Center, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE), Environmental Health Coalition (EHC), Grassroots Global Justice (GGJ), Making Contact , Marin Grassroots, Media Alliance (MA), Movement Generation (MG), Movement Strategy Center (MSC), Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA), People Organized to Demand Economic and Environmental Rights (PODER), People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), Public Advocates (PA), Urban Habitat (UH), Working Partnerships USA (WPUSA), and others.

If you would like to add your organization please contact us or visit our indiegogo.com page where you can endorse and contribute or email [email protected]

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