In 1974 Elaine was the first (and only) woman to lead the Black Panther Party. So what did the Black Panthers and Huey Johnson, an environmentalist, have in common? A lot, as we will learn in this interview between Huey and Elaine. Elaine shares the lessons she learned from Huey Johnson and how they have influenced her life's work. She explains her current project aimed to create opportunities for those with "extreme barriers to employment" such as former inmates, disabled people and others. Her passion and spirit should inspire us all.
A lifelong activist for wilderness, a wholesome environment, and peace and social justice, Michael Frome, at age 95, has stories to tell. A strong and principled journalist since the 1960s, he is one to tell the truth about our public lands and parks. He has always been passionate about telling stories about the management of federal public lands. His stories and reports have been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines. He is also a prolific author of many books as well. Because of his outspoken views on the threats to public lands, he was fired from several jobs. However, he would not be silenced, he continued to report on topics such as clear cutting forests and the influence of logging, grazing, mining and hydropower threats to public lands.
With over 40 years of experience waging strategic tactics to protect the environment and motivating others to do the same, Mike Roselle, founder of Earth First! shares his tools for being an effective activist. Mike has been especially passionate about stopping clear cut logging and mountain top mining, two very destructive resource harvesting efforts. He shares his Rules for Radicals in this video. If you are passionate enough to wage a fight against environmental destruction, you should watch this video, then put on your boots and get out there!
Not only is Jacques an award-winning author and journalist, he is also an important humanitarian and environmentalist. He has won numerous awards for his nonfiction and has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his foreign correspondence (Vietnam and India) in 1972 and ’75, respectively. Jacques tells the story of how he began his career in journalism, and through his foreign correspondence became a champion for human rights and the environment. Jacque is an award winning journalist and author of Deep Water: The Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment.
Ken tells the story of how he started his career to become one of the foremost environmental writers today. As the eldest son of environmentalist, David Brower, Ken developed an early love of wilderness and was able to convey his thoughts eloquently in writing. In this video, Ken talks about his writing, some ideas concerning wilderness, and reminisces about his famous father. Among Ken's published environmental works are two very unique biographies: one about the scientist Freeman Dyson and his son, George (The Starship and the Canoe) and the other, a biography of his father (The Wildness Within), which kicked off a one-year celebration of David Brower's 100th birthday.
When is a walk something special? When you "walk on your work", says Steve Costa. This video explains Steve's beginnings as community organizer and program manager with The Trust For Public Land. Steve's early work involved creating the very first land trusts and neighborhood parks and gardens in Oakland California.