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Past Events (most recent at the bottom)
The West Coast Book Launch Celebration in Oakland, CA,
at Impact Hub Oakland the evening of Wednesday, October 18,
was a great success with a standing room–only crowd of old friends and new, delicious food, sharing of stories, video, and inspiring songs by Oakland’s Thrive Choir. The books were sold out.
at the Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, CA:
The panel was followed by a book signing in the Bioneers bookstore, which was open to the public
Thurs., November 9, Carl and Paloma joined Brian Swimme and others at Holy Names University for an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of “The Universe Story”
They shared slides and stories illustrating the power of the Universe Story to reverse racial injustices and inspire collaboration.
New York City
Carl, Paloma, and Paloma’s partner, Richard Page, arrived in Manhattan on Monday, November 13, 2017.
They spent Tuesday connecting with old friends and meeting with former colleagues st the Ford Foundation.
They spent Wednesday afternoon at The New School – as guest lecturers at a class on Race in the US, their session being Race and Environment.
In the evening the East Coast Book Launch Celebration at Starr Foundation Hall in University Center featured a book reading and a lively panel discussion moderated by Michelle DePass, Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy & Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management. Also on the panel were Ron Shiffman, Professor Emeritus, Pratt Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, and Paloma Pavel, cofounder with Carl of Breakthrough Communities. Pictures and reports in a late November issue of the Breakthrough Communities newsletter are forthcoming.
On Thursday they participated in an author event at Bluestockings Bookstore.
On the Thursday and Friday, interviews were taped for broadcast in February, 2018.
Laura Flanders spoke with Carl and activist Ashley Dawson, author of Extreme Cities, about How Cities Respond to Climate Change. In this 19-minute program they discussed the confluence of economic and racial inequality and new forms of extreme weather. They concluded that in the urbanscape more inequality equals less resilience against climate disaster.
Download the podcast at grittv.libsyn.com/how-cities-respond-to-climate-change
For ways to watch the video version, visit the Laura Flanders Show website.
Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges interviewed Carl on the topic of “Architecture as a Form of Oppression” for his weekly show, On Contact, on the RT network.
In this 27-minute video interview Carl asserted that modern city planning typically caters to the rich and ignores the neediest people. He explained how the enslavement of African Americans persists in architecture, forming another chapter in the long history of environmental exploitation and urban disinvestment. Carl and Chris discussed how architecture functions as a tool of oppression. Chris’s summary of the talk: “Architecture was manipulated to reinforce white supremacy.”