In carrying out its Mission, RPCP is guided by the life, inspiration and activism of River Phoenix.
The Center honors his dedication and courageous contribution in the field of entertainment as well as to the well-being of the planet and all life that lives thereon. From an early age, he had the foresight to see and feel the connectedness of all life which led him to become a social justice, animal rights, environmental and peace activist. His approach was "solution-based" and RPCP is dedicated to following this path.
When all our jungle friends sleep,
We work against stream, against them
So when they wake, they are damned
Like the river - Mother's bloodline
Until we have completely stripped them
Of their song, dance, prayer and language
And replaced it with ours.
How do we say , Oh So sorry, let us explain. You listen.
No, this is the real world! It's good business!
Demolition! My pocketbook! It is progress!
You see they dont need our language to know,
We have sold them down the river
And franchised our own souls.