Save the Date 10-20-22, Dr. Jessica Hernandez, "Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science," Time & Place TBD, Sponsored by UC Davis Feminist Research Institute

Save the Date: Jessica Hernandez 10/20/2022

Dr. Jessica Hernandez is coming to UC Davis on October 20, 2022.

5-7 pm at the Student Community Center Multipurpose Room at UC Davis

Jessica Hernandez portrait

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.

Cover of Jessica Hernandez' book, Fresh Banana Leaves

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.

Related:  Join FRI's Summer 2022 Book Club in anticipation of Dr. Hernandez' visit.

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