Jess Clarke

Jess Clarke is a writer, performer, and organizer from Oakland, California. They’ve been on the frontlines and in the back offices of justice struggles for the last half-century. From organizing a cultural center in San Francisco’s Tenderloin in the 1980’s, doing solidarity with the Zapatistas in the 90s, editing Race, Poverty & the Environment in the 2000s, to launching Radio Reimagine in the 2020s, liberation of all kinds —personal, social, economic and political—is the common goal of their projects. Jess has been a featured performer at the Oakland Museum, Oakland Public Library, Marsh Theater SF & Berkeley, Story Slam Oakland and Berkeley Repertory School of Theater.
Imagining Liberation Newest Episodes

Mother from Another…

“Mother from Another…” is a story from Jess Clarke’s grand opus, “Imagining Liberation.” This episode takes place in Mendocino, California in 1970. The narrator is 13 years old. Listen to...

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Starting April 22,2022 Jess Clarke will be uploading new episodes of Imagining Liberation.

Jess Favorite Radio RP&E Episodes


Radio Reimagine and Radio RP&E Episodes with Host Jess Clarke

San Bernardino Groups Take on Warehouse Pollution

“These diesel trucks are going to go in our neighborhoods, regardless if you’re in Bloomington, Jurupa Valley, Fontana.

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Fresno Residents Choking on Amazon’s Dust

An  interview by Jess Clarke with Leo Martinez Macias and Ashley Werner

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Radical Visions, Possible Worlds

A panel discussion with Grace Lee Boggs and Immanuel Wallerstein Moderated by Scott Kurashige

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The Lie of Growth and the Power of the Small— Vandana Shiva and Gopal Dayaneni

  “The growing “bio-economy” is based on control, manipulation and commodification of life… things like microbial factories that are producing industrial food products, that will make fuels and pharmaceuticals,...

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Until the Streets of the Hood Flood with Green – Kelly Curry