The Overbrook Foundation is pleased to announce that our Fall Retreat was a success -- largely due to a group of experts who presented at our Environment and Human Rights panels.
Our first round of speakers addressed food and sustainability issues in "'To Eat or Not to Eat:' Surviving in a Post Climate Change World." The panel featured Martin Goebel of Sustainable Northwest, Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, and Anna Lappe, author of Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It. Some of the highlights included talks on food migration, waste, climate change, and overfishing.
Our second panel, entitled "Criminal Justice and Human Rights," brought together leaders working at the intersection of those particular fields. Those experts included Malika Saada Saar of the Rebecca Project for Human Rights, Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Margaret Huang of the Rights Working Group. Most notably, the panel touched upon racial profiling, immigration reform, and the incarceration of women in the U.S.
To see more of their work, please click on the following links:
- "Wade Henderson puts a Black Perspective on Immigration Reform": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR3hbWhFUks&noredirect=1
- Face the Truth: Racial Profiling Across America (a documentary produced by Breakthrough and the Rights Working Group): http://player.vimeo.com/video/15232640
- Rebecca Project for Human Rights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr--N1_5pco
- Fresh Air interview with Paul Greenberg: http://www.npr.org/2010/07/19/128512740/paul-greenberg-the-future-of-wild-fish
- "Making the Hard Journey to Trust" by Martin Goebel: http://www.sustainablenorthwest.org/media-room/press-releases/high-desert-museum-honors-j-martin-goebel-with-earle-a-chiles-award
- Anna Lappe discusses Diet for a Hot Planet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pJFLavQH_8