Beginning with this Volume (22 No. 1 & 2), Race, Poverty & the Environment (RP&E) articles will be published online first and print editions will be released as a single volume. We will publish additional timely articles online as they are produced throughout the year. Print subscribers will receive a single annual volume and special editions and compilations of articles.
With this issue, we offer our heartfelt gratitude and respect to our compañera Merula Furtado, who has copyedited RP&E since 2005. Throughout this time she has pushed us to attain high professional standards and she helped transition RP&E to its new home as a project of Reimagine! Merula is now working full time with Truthout.org so we need new members. Interested copyeditors and proofreaders are invited to apply (www.reimaginerpe.org/jobs). Thank you Merula!
Thanks also go to past contributing editors Marcy Rein, Eric K. Arnold, and J. Douglas Allen-Taylor; and special thanks to Margi Clarke who stepped into copyediting duties above and beyond her new role as Contributing Editor. With this issue we also welcome Karina Muñiz-Pagán who coordinated our Sanctuary section and offer special appreciation to Christine Joy Ferrer whose design sense and artistic vision continue to make RP&E beautiful.
A new installation of the I Am San Francisco (IAMSF) exhibit by our correspondent Jarrel Phillips will be showing December 2017 – February 2018 at San Francisco State (www.reimaginerpe.org/IAMSF). In 2018 we are looking forward to releasing a special issue of RP&E compiling dozens of stories and interviews that have been collected for IAMSF. Donors of more than $45 will receive a complimentary copy! Please visit www.reimaginerpe.org/donate.
In the fall of 2017 the Collaborative Liberations Arts Workshop Series (CLAWS) sponsored an expanded schedule of workshops and performances, and Project Director Jess Clarke was awarded a residency at the Finnish Hall in Berkeley to support the development of this work. We will present our first work-in-progress performance in December 2017 with more to come in 2018. For upcoming events and workshops see www.reimaginerpe.org/CLAWS.