The Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies: Open House Week

Date and Time

Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm


“Tierra Madre: Indigenous Women and Ecofeminism with Dr. Jessica Hernandez, Ph. D. (Binnizá & Maya Ch’orti’)”  

Through intersectional decolonial and Indigenizing storytelling, Dr. Jessica Hernandez, Ph.D. (Binnizá & Maya Ch’orti’), author of the book Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science, will share more about her journey to and through academia as an intersectional displaced Indigenous woman scientist and the ways she learns from the wisdom Indigenous women, lands, and waters. ​Through case studies, historical overviews, and stories that center the voices and lived experiences of Indigenous Latin American women and land protectors, Dr. Hernandez makes the case that if we’re to recover the health of our planet–for everyone–we need to stop the eco-colonialism ravaging Indigenous lands and restore our relationship with Earth to one of harmony and respect. Through this webinar, participants are invited to reflect on the ways we can support decolonization and Indigenizing movements that center Indigenous women.

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