Farming For Justice- Unpacking Race and Disability Injustices on the Land
Everyone, regardless of their race or ability, should have access to natural spaces that are safe and affirming. However, racism and ableism impacts people’s ability to connect with the land in various ways. It is critical that we use an intersectional lens when examining the natural spaces around us including the ones we have created and/or maintain. This presentation will make connections between racial and disability injustices as well as describe the work that needs to be done internally and externally to make sustainable change.
Presenter: Kristie Cabrera (she/her) is a queer Latinx occupational therapist, urban farmer, and herbalist in training .Kristie creates content on how nature spaces can be accessible and inclusive and offers a variety of services to help make this happen. Kristie hopes to have her own accessible nature space one day where BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ folx can learn how to take care of the land, themselves, and each other. You can learn more about this dream and her work by checking out her website KristieCabrera.com or connecting on Instagram (@hellokristielee)