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Building Climate Justice & Community Resilience with Paloma Pavel, Carl Anthony and Guest

The New School

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Join us for the launch of the 20th anniversary edition of Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty with Foreword by Desmond Tutu, and a community dialogue on building Climate Justice and Community Resilience with M. Paloma Pavel and Carl Anthony, co-founders of Breakthrough Communities, Oakland California. Guests include Lynne Elizabeth of New Village Press, more to be announced. 

M. Paloma Pavel brings a multimedia presentation on the Random Kindness Community Resilience Project, an inspiration and resource for community engagement, participatory planning and community organizing.

The message in Random Kindness is an urgent call to action: in an age of climate crisis, we must work together to create the world we want to live in--a world based on sustainability with justice.

 Carl Anthony connects struggles for social justice with the Universe Story to create a new story for our time in his forthcoming publication, The Earth, The City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race

Originally designed to be a spell reversal against the cultural trance of systemic violence, our classic phrase struck a chord and went viral, awakening moral imagination towards solidarity on a distressed planet. The subsequent book features the celebrated brush painting of Mayumi Oda – the Matisse of Japan, and a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. We are passionate about building community resilience in the face of climate change. All proceeds support climate refugees and developing new climate justice tools for frontline communities.

M. Paloma Pavel. Educator, eco-psychologist, and international consultant for healthy, just, and resilient metropolitan communities. Paloma is a visiting faculty at UC Davis, Center for Community Change, president of Earth House Center and co-founder of the Breakthrough Communities Project. Her most recent publication is Breakthrough Communities: Sustainability and Justice in the Next American Metropolis (MIT Press).

Carl Anthony. Architect, author, regional design strategist, and co-founder of the Breakthrough Communities Project. Former director of the SMCI at the Ford Foundation, Carl’s forthcoming book, the Earth, The City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race bridges urban communities of color with environmental initiatives, reviving vital environmental cultural traditions.

Breakthrough Communities. The mission of Breakthrough Communities, based in Oakland California, is to promote and nurture multiracial leadership for sustainable metropolitan communities in California and the world. visit

New Village Press. New Village books serve the interdependent fields of social justice, participatory planning, community building, ecology, and community-based arts. The Press crosses boundaries between professional, academic and informal education with books that engage practitioners and community activists working together to rebuild neighborhoods. For more information, visit

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The New School
55 W 13th Street, Hirshon Suite, Room 205
New York , NY 10011

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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The New School

Innovative minds have always found a home at The New School.

Forward-thinking educators founded The New School in 1919 to defy the intellectual constraints of traditional college education. As The New School approaches its centennial, it remains on the cutting edge—attracting active scholars, artists, and pacesetters who deploy creativity and innovation to challenge the status quo.

In New York City, Paris, and online, The New School enrolls 10,000 degree-seeking students in more than 130 undergraduate and graduate programs focused on collaborative, project-based, interdisciplinary learning. Education is driven by open discussion in small classes and a human-centered approach to problem solving, combining design thinking and social research to address the complex issues of our time.

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