Friday, February 9
East Bay Booksellers welcomes social and environmental justice leader Carl C. Anthony to discuss his book The Earth, The City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race on Friday, February 9th at 7pm.
In his book Carl C. Anthony offers a new story about race and place intended to bridge long-standing racial divides. The long-ignored history of African-American contributions to American infrastructure and the modern economic system is placed in the larger context of the birth of the universe and the evolution of humanity in Africa. Anthony author interweaves personal experiences as an architect/planner, environmentalist, and black American with urban history, racial justice, cosmology, and the challenge of healing the environmental and social damage that threatens our collective future. Thoughtful writing about race, urban planning, and environmental and social equity is sparked by stories of life as an African American child in post–World War II Philadelphia, a student and civil rights activist in 1960s Harlem, a traveling student of West African architecture and culture, and a pioneering environmental justice advocate in Berkeley and New York.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carl C. Anthony is currently a co-founder of the Breakthrough Communities Project, and Visiting Professor at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change. He has taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning and the UC Berkeley Colleges of Environmental Design and Natural Resources. Carl has a professional degree in architecture from Columbia University.