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The Ejidos of Mexico Fighting for Environmental Justice

Environmental Injustices and issues have left BIPOC communities vulnerable and at-risk worldwide. In Mexico, a small community of indigenous people occupies communal lands called “ejido,” where they have legal rights but not land ownership.  Indigenous ejido ancestry predates Spanish colonization in the 1500s, where their land rights stem from Aztec heritage. But, ownership of these …

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Changing our Agricultural Approach & Food Sovereignty

Photo by: Tomasz Figarski Our contemporary agricultural system – the mono-crop system – has been in use since it was developed by the ancient Romans and has made our current reality possible (Cribb 2019, taken from ‘Food or War’). This technology allowed for the tripling of the human population in the past 70 years alone (ibid.). …

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Intersectional Environmentalism

[Intersectional Environmnentalism] aims to ensure that the voices of marginalized groups and vulnerable communities are not minimized or ignored in a historically whitewashed movement.  In 1989, the term ‘intersectional’ was coined by  Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw, who defined intersectionality as an analytical framework for understanding how aspects of someone’s socio-political identity e.g. class, race, gender, religion, …

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