We have Indigenous Peoples’ Day, what’s next? 

By Hunter Bischoff and Felipe Fontecilla Bar Harbor, Maine - Oct 14th 2019 Today in Maine, we celebrated the first ever official Indigenous Peoples Day. Changing Columbus day to indigenous day is part of the symbolic actions that the state of Maine has been taking to recognize indigenous people. In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, the Abbe Museum of Bar Harbor invited Sherri Mitchell,...

“If no one can listen to [us] when [we’re] alone, then we must do it collectively”

by Elaina Burress and Jenna Farineau  "I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back." ―Malala Yousafzai Just two days ago, Sada Albachir and Agnes Leina from the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee along with Tafadzwa Dhlakama of the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association spoke on a...

Gender and Climate Change – understanding the linkages

by Klever Descarpontriez    Climate change threatens to alter the world as we know it. It poses an environmental and social crisis. Climate change affects genders differently, yet not all genders participate equally in coming up with solutions. Institutional sexism at the decision-making process, prevents women from meaningfully engage in negotiations and politics. This exclusion results in...

The Need for Women and Gender Equality in the Text

By Kimberly Lopez Castellanos Men are predominantly seen as the “head of the household,” right? So wouldn’t a lot of the burden of keeping up with the household fall on them? If this is true, why is it that women are more vulnerable throughout the world? At this moment, women are suffering from inequality because they are the ones that provide stability and security not only for themselves...

You Take Her Land – a Reflection on Gender, Agriculture and False Solutions

by Aneesa Khan What does it mean to be a person on the frontlines of a microcosm whose climate is undergoing a dramatic metamorphosis for the worst? It often means a loss of home, land, identity, security, and human rights. But, what does it mean if this person also never truly owned the land they worked on or the home they lived in, what if their identity was continuously oppressed, what if...