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Ft. local singer/songwriter Nancy Schimmel
Thursday February 26th
Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, CA
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March 11-13, 2015
Washington DC
CRPE Senior Attorney Ingrid Brostom will be presenting on Thursday March 12th at 2pm on The People's Senate, a leadership program for Calif. residents impacted by the Dept. of Toxic Substances Control. Learn more at
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Clock is Ticking for Climate Change Refugees The Native Village of Kivalina, Alaska is expected to be our nation’s first climate refugees. It is projected that the Inupiat Indian tribe’s island will be underwater by 2025. After failing to recieve relief in court, Kivalina must now go to Congress to fund their relocation and save their way of life. “We will continue to demand climate justice and the relocation of our Village because staying here is not an option,” says Colleen Swan, a member of the Kivalina City Council. Read the Full Story
Impacted Communities Lead March for Real Climate Leadership On Saturday February 7th we made history as 8,000 people marched in Oakland to demand Gov. Brown stand up to big oil and ban fracking now. Leading the way - literally! - were impacted residents from the San Joaquin Valley who traveled to the March with CRPE. Read the Full Story
As State Moves Forward on Environmental Justice Issues, Valley Falls Behind The 2nd annual Environmental Justice Scorecard was released today by the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) and shows a general increase in support for EJ issues by representatives in the California Senate and Assembly. Sadly, it also reveals that Legislators from more rural regions, like in the San Joaquin Valley are falling behind.
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An Evening of Music Benefiting CRPE Join Bay Area singer/songwriter Nancy Schimmel Thursday Feb. 26th for an evening of music celebrating her birthday and benefiting CRPE at Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage Coffee House.  Nancy and co-writers Candy Forest and Judy Fjell will be performing original songs by Nancy as well as a few numbers by her mother, songwriter-activist Malvina Reynolds, writer of “Little Boxes.” Also joining in this evening of folk-style, jazz, doo-wop and pop songs will be the Organic Women’s Chorus and Occupella. Read the Full Story

The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment is a national environmental justice organization providing legal, organizing, and technical assistance to grassroots groups in low-income communities and communities of color. We are driven by the belief that all people have the right to live, work, play and pray in a healthy environment, regardless of their race, place or income.