Tue, Apr 19, 2022

1 PM – 2 PM PDT (GMT-7)

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Join the Latinx Resource Center in collaboration with the Sustainability Resource Center for this event as we welcome Dr. Jessica Hernandez, author of Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Lands through Indigenous Science. This will be a hybrid event, you can join us in person at the Cross-Cultural Center Dr. White room or through zoom. 
There will be an opportunity drawing for Sustainable Prize Packs and physical copies of Dr Jessica Hernandez's book, Banana Leaves.
Please go to the following link to go to Dr. Hernandez's website and learn more about her and her work! https://www.jessicabhernandez.com/ 
Link to her book on UCI Catalog: https://uci.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?context=L&vid=01CDL_IRV_INST:UCI&docid=alma991035355065204701 


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Dr. Jessica Hernandez

Dr. Jessica Hernandez (Binnizá & Maya Ch’orti’) is a transnational Indigenous scholar, scientist, and community advocate based in the Pacific Northwest. She has an interdisciplinary academic background ranging from marine sciences to environmental physics. Her work is grounded in her Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing. She advocates for climate, energy, and environmental justice through her scientific and community work and strongly believes that Indigenous sciences can heal our Indigenous lands. She primarily focuses on Indigenous-led & community-based environmental and climate research projects. These projects center Indigenous knowledges and science in natural resource management and science curriculum. 

Her book Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science (2022) breaks down why western conservationism isn’t working–and offers Indigenous models informed by case studies, personal stories, and family histories that center the voices of Latin American women and land protectors.ÔÇï She is in the process of writing her second book, Growing Papaya Trees: Nurturing Roots of Indigenous Displacement. 

She currently holds appointments at Sustainable Seattle (Board Member), City of Seattle's Urban Forestry Commission, and the International Mayan League (Climate Justice Policy Strategist).ÔÇï

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