Next week on September 16, I’ll be doing a reading and discussion with some comadres from the Abuelas en Acción podcast, hosted by the incredible Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural and Bookstore in Sylmar, CA. I’m really excited about this reading because it embodies a virtual coming together across Tejas, Arizona, Califas, and Oregon, specifically around questions of climate justice within Latinx/Chicanx communities. The Abuelas podcast is part of a larger community health project in Portland, OR called Familias en Acción, which is launching an organizing effort around climate justice as public health called Vivir Bien. I’m totally honored to take part in the inaugural event for this broader community effort. I’ll be reading a couple excerpts from Luz and then engaging with the Abuelas in a moderated discussion on how climate justice work in our communities is connected to Indigenous-led global movements for buen vivir and the Rights of Nature.
Wherever you are on the planet next Thursday, we’d love to see you come thru. More about the Abuelas below: