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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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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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