Carl Anthony – “Grandfather of the Environmental Justice Movement” – Speaking at Starr King School for the Ministry on May 26th

Great News! We are privileged and honored to announce that Carl Anthony, “Grandfather of the Environmental Justice Movement”, was a special guest presenter at the Down by the Bay: Climate, Faith, & Justice Workshop hosted by UU Young Adults for Climate Justice, UU Ministry for Earth, and Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA, on Saturday, May 26th.

Carl Anthony is a longtime environmental and social justice leader. He is the founder of Urban Habitat, one of the oldest environmental justice organizations in the country, as well as the co-founder of the first environmental justice periodical publication in the United States.

Carl Anthony is also the author of a recently released book, The Earth, The City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race, which “connects the logics behind slavery, community disinvestment, and environmental exploitation to address the most pressing issues of our time in a cohesive and foundational manner. Most books dealing with these topics and periods silo issues apart from one another, but this book contextualizes the connections between social movements and issues, providing tremendous insight into successful movement building.” (Source: NYU Press)

Watch this ten minute video to learn more about Carl Anthony and his important legacy as an advocate and visionary for environmental justice:

Aly Tharp
Aly Tharp
Aly Tharp is the program director at the UU Ministry for Earth and has been with UUMFE since 2014, initially serving as the network coordinator for the UU Young Adults for Climate Justice. Aly lives in Austin, Texas, and in their free time is an arts-activist and community organizer supporting a local food forest on public parkland and Gulf South climate justice movements.