Eileen, on 2.23.2007, grandma of twins Jake & Danielle, born to Kristin & Chris Robertson

We two, 2006, Chattanooga TN
We two, in 2006, in Chattanooga, TN



We, Eileen and Wes Rehberg, are longtime activists and artists with credentials in investigative work that documents social, economic and political situations and their effects on people. Through Rehberg Institute and Wild Clearing, our work continues.

Both of us have Ph.D.s, Eileen in social policy analysis and management from Cornell University and Wes in philosophy, interpretation and culture from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Eileen’s work includes Geographic Information Systems analysis (GIS) and data analysis. She works as Building Stable Lives and 2-1-1 Director at United Way of Greater Chattanooga, TN, and as well teaches part-time at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Eileen also has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts and art history from SUNY-Binghamton and is a painter.

Wes was an enterprise journalist during a 22-year newspaper career and is a retired (and recovering) United Methodist pastor. In addition to his Ph.D., he also has a master of divinity degree from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, concentration in liberation theology. As well, he studied two years at UCLA’s graduate film school, and a semester at Pratt Institute. He is now a writer, video artist, documentary filmmaker and a media and arts activist.

Our activism work has taken us to Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Chiapas and central Mexico, Cuba, Palestine and Israel, Vieques in Puerto Rico, and throughout the USA, in addition to trips to the Netherlands, France, Spain and Morroco. We are also local activists, now in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Eileen's Painting & Drawing home page

Wes's Video Curio Theater Blog

Wes's Writing in the Wild Clearing blog

For our social justice and human-rights reports, visit Rehberg Institute

Depleted Uranium Munitions Blog




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