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November 2018 Newsletter
Join Breakthrough Communities TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m.
U.C. Berkeley Fall 2018 Architecture Lecture Series
Paloma Pavel Returns from
Fulbright Learning Exchange in Japan
(September & October 2018)
Dr. Paloma Pavel has just returned from a two-month Fulbright exchange in Japan, hosted by Prof. Tamio Nakano at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Her project was Co-Creating Our Emergent Future: Social Innovation and Leadership in an Age of Global Warming.

This newsletter offers a brief preview of Dr. Pavel’s Fulbright Learning exchange. A more comprehensive special issue will follow, with highlights and learnings, as well as a report from the community.

While in residence at International House, she consulted with faculty on curriculum development for the new global Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership (ToTAL), and met with faculty and students in the Institute for Liberal Arts.

She also offered a number of workshops and programs in various parts of Japan including Yakushima, Kamakura, Okayama, and Kyoto.

She completed her Fulbright exchange with a Learning Journey to Fukushima which featured meetings with community and government leaders responding to the triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown) of 3/11.

This trip marked the 25th anniversary of Dr. Pavel’s work in Japan, which began in 1993 with a series of deep ecology trainings organized by Web of Life. She was thrilled to renew many longtime friendships as well as meet new colleagues, building a learning exchange.

Our sincere thanks to you, our many supporters and participants in the learning exchange which is launching with this event.
Ruiko Muto advocates for workers in the Fukushima and Tohoku disaster region.
Paloma joined Tokyo hub for the U.Lab course with Otto Scharmer and his team at Presencing Institute and MIT
Measuring radioactivity on a Fukushima school yard:
“the new normal.”
Jinko Watanabe has recreated a “learning center for life”at Atelier Rensho-an (Fukushima) , in memory of her artist-activist husband Shunmei.
Women organized the 30 Year Project in Fukushima.
Prof. Tamio Nakano demonstrates the entakun process with students
TONIGHT! Carl Anthony with Paloma Pavel
Environmental and social justice activist Carl Anthony will present his new book this month at U.C. Berkeley’s Fall 2018 Architecture Lecture Series .

Carl draws on decades of experience as an architect in the book, entitled The Earth, the City and the Hidden Narrative of Race. Paloma brings media and stories from the front lines of their work.

The book grapples with questions of urban democratization and sustainability in the context of shifting social norms and changing environmental realities. Anthony discusses his life's work and strategies for enhancing equity in a changing world.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the CED Alumni of Color and the Kenneth Simmons Community Lecture Endowment.

U.C. Berkeley Fall 2018 Architecture Lecture Series
Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Time: 6:00 reception | 6:30-8:00 pm program
Location: U.C. Berkeley, 112 Wurster Hall (Bancroft @ College)
Easy public transit & parking | wheelchair accessible
Parliament of the World s Religions 2018
(November 1-7 | Ontario, Canada)
Paloma and Carl of Breakthrough Communities presented last Tuesday, November 6th, at the 7th annual Parliament of the World’s Religions in Ontario, Canada, along with Prof. Mary Evelyn Tucker from Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology and Dr. Mary Nelson.

More than 10,000 persons of faith and conscience from 80 nations and more than 200 unique spiritual backgrounds gathered this year, “to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.”

The theme of this year’s weeklong event was “The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love: Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation, and Change,” and featured more than 500 programs and events across six major tracks.
In this Parliament presentation, Karen Armstrong states that compassionate cities are cities that are uncomfortable; reconciliation takes work and struggle.
The topic of the Breakthrough presentation was The Earth and the City: Uncovering the Intersectionality of Race & Climate Justice .”
... and Hope

This holiday season inspires our gratitude for you, our community partners.

You are a source of inspiration, encouragement, and active hope to us in our work growing leadership for racial and climate justice.