Join us this Autumn!
"It is time now, and what a time to be alive
In this Great Turning we shall learn to lead in love"

We Shall Be Known by MaMuse
Dear friends of Breakthrough Communities,

We invite you to be a part of three virtual events!

This season we have benefited from reconnecting with many old friends and new friends including Jacqui Patterson who is beginning a new venture with the Shirley Chisholm Legacy Project and visited the Earth Seed Farm in the SF Bay Area. (Kudos to Pandora Thomas and the cultural wisdom of the agroecology project.)

This year, the International Big History Association (IBHA) featured a hybrid conference based in Pune, India. Dr. Lucy Laffitte (President, IBHA) and Dr. Barry Rodrigue (Faculty, Symbiosis University) offered bold leadership. Val Lopez (Chief of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band) and
Dr. Vijaya Nagarajan (Faculty, University of San Francisco) joined Paloma and Carl in our presentation entitled Liberating Big History: Decolonization, Environmental and Racial Justice.

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award Webinar: The Weatherization Kit Project
September 24th, 8-10:30 AM PDT
We look forward to joining our hosts Bryan Bell (SEED), Tiffany Mayhew (NOMA) and Mandy Lee (NAACP), and the Carnegie Melon University Freedom by Design winning project team.

Canadian Ecopsychology Network Interview with Carl and Paloma
October 6th, 9:30-10:30 AM PDT
This podcast will be hosted by Linda Buzzell-Saltzman (Faculty Pacifica Graduate Institute) and Dr. Carol Koziol (Canadian Ecopsychology Network).
2021 Parliament of the World's Religions Presentation
Climate Justice, Eco-Spiritual Activism,
and the Next Generation
Dr. Paloma Pavel, Carl C. Anthony, and
Brandon Holmes
October 17th, 1-1:45 PM PDT
History: The 1st Parliament of the World’s Religions, hosted at the historic World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, brought together people of faith from around the world. Some like Anagārika Dharmapāla, A.G. Bonet-Maury, and Swami Vivekananda traveled for months and across continents to serve as representatives of their faiths, and many more journeyed over weeks, through countries, and across oceans to attend what would become the birthplace of the modern interfaith movement.

Now: The 8th Parliament of the World’s Religions, hosted for the first time virtually, will bring together people of faith from around the world in an instant. The virtual Parliament is a safe way to gather the world’s global interfaith movement and celebrate the enduring spirit and work of religious and spiritual communities striving toward a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.

Join us: Our presentation is featured in the climate action track along with Dr. Vandana Shiva (Navdanya) and many other climate justice activists. We are thrilled to co-present with Brandon Holmes, who has been a member of the Gaia Leadership Academy at Earth House Center this past year, who brings a next-generation perspective.

We welcome inquiries or applications to the climate justice internship and Gaia Leadership Academy at Earth House Center. For information, contact
Dr. Paloma Pavel directly at

Registration: Discounts for students.
For community scholarships,
contact Emma Pittley directly:

Please register by October 15th.
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Environmental & Climate Justice Internships

We welcome inquiries or applications to the environmental or climate justice internship and Gaia Leadership Academy at Earth House Center. For information, contact Dr. Paloma Pavel directly at

The mission of Earth House Center, in Oakland, California, is to build healthy, just, and sustainable communities in our metropolitan regions. We accomplish this through multi-racial leadership development, education, training and multimedia communication. Earth House was founded in 1990 by Dr. Paloma Pavel and currently conducts local, national and international projects in a variety of print and visual media. In 2000, she was joined by Carl Anthony where they founded the Breakthrough Communities’ project. The Earth House Center has worked with a series of environmental sustainability groups in the Pacific Rim, including Cambodia and Japan, and in the US supporting organizations working on issues of health, justice, education, environment, and metropolitan development. Our media projects help communities build capacity to transform their futures. We welcome your application to join us in cutting edge projects while building your own leadership, vision, and voice. We look forward to hearing from you!

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Please address the subject line of your application with “Earth House Internship: [Your Name]”. As this is a rolling application, successful applicants will be contacted immediately for an interview. Questions? Call (510) 469 – 7777. 

Visit our websites and to learn more.

Earth House is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive, diverse organizational culture that values every individual. We welcome global applicants with an interest in our mission. 
Thank you for reading! We love the opportunity to share our experiences with you. Stay tuned for future newsletters as we update you on our collaborations with the California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI), the Bay Area Climate Adaptation Network (BayCAN), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Visit the Ookwe Medicine Park honoring the Ohlone shell mounds in Richmond, CA. Boulder artist Masayuki Nagase designed this inspiring space with Corinna Gould (Sogorea Te Land Trust):
"Water is life, we are still here."
5275 Miles Avenue, Oakland, California 94618
Office: (510) 652-2425 | Mobile: (510) 469-7777

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