All of us or None of us: Environmental Racism and Intersectionality at the Forefront

Join us for a panel discussion with East Yard womyn and gender non-conforming members sharing about intersections of their identities and their collective fight against environmental racism. 


Mar25
5:00 pm
2021-03-25 17:00:00 2021-03-25 17:00:00 All of us or None of us: Environmental Racism and Intersectionality at the Forefront

**VIRTUAL EVENT**

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East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ) is a community-based organization that works to facilitate self-advocates in stolen Tongva territory, also known as East Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles and Long Beach. Through grassroots organizing and leadership building skills, EYCEJ works to enable communities of color to be heard, which in turn influences policy change, policy makers and agencies that can institute health protective environmental justice policies that are in the best interest of local, regional, and statewide residents.

This powerful panel of East Yard womyn and gender non-conforming members will speak to the  intersections of their identity and our collective fight against environmental racism. All of us or None of us: Environmental Racism and Intersectionality at the Forefront will be moderated by Cindy Donis.

Meet the Panelists

Ana Aldaco (she/her) was born and raised in the City of Bell. She has an A.A. in Geography from Cerritos Community College and a B.A. in Geography from UC Santa Barbara. During college, Aldaco was exposed to many local and national organizations that expanded her knowledge on environmental and social justice, and cultivated a desire to represent her community and others facing injustices. She wishes to one day pursue a career where she gets to work with communities of color for environmental and social justice.

 

Francisca Castro (she/her/hers) grew up in Boyle Heights and is currently a senior at Occidental College, majoring in Urban and Environmental Policy. Castro has interned at several non profits including East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice and InnerCity Struggle, both of which work with her community on the Eastside. As an intern and member at East Yard she worked with organizers and co-lead member meetings. This experience sparked her interest in community organizing, environmental justice, sustainability, agriculture, public health, and continuously fighting systems of oppression in her community and those alike.

Jan Victor Andasan (Siya/They/Them/Theirs) was born in the Philippines and emigrated to Long Beach in 1997. Andasan recieved their B.A. in Asian American Studies with a concentration in Pilipin@ Studies from UCLA. During their tenure at UCLA, Andasan was involved with organizing students of color around LGBTQ issues and other issues affecting underrepresented communities. Their primary focus is the affordability, accessibility, and quality of higher education. 

Maryli Gutierrez (she/her) is an East Yard Youth member from Lynwood and a current sophomore at Lynwood High School. Gutierrez helped organize a youth leadership training called Fighting for Life: Youth in Action Academy in 2020 and has remained active in her community. A fun fact about her is that her comfort food is seafood.

 

 

Panel Moderator Cindy Donis (she/her) is rooted in the history of the Guatemalan/Indigenous diaspora, her family’s life as immigrants, and the everyday power and empathy she witnesses her community display in Maywood and Southeast LA at large. She graduated with a BA in Chicana/o Studies and Gender & Feminist Studies from Pitzer College ('13) and joined the EYCEJ team in 2017.

 

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ)
Website | Instagram 

The Wanlass Artist in Residence Program is made possible by generous support from the Kathryn Caine Wanlass Charitable Foundation.

This event is related programming to the exhibition Carolina Caycedo: Care Report.
Learn more about Care Report

America/Los_Angeles public
Event Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021

**VIRTUAL EVENT**

REGISTER HERE

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ) is a community-based organization that works to facilitate self-advocates in stolen Tongva territory, also known as East Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles and Long Beach. Through grassroots organizing and leadership building skills, EYCEJ works to enable communities of color to be heard, which in turn influences policy change, policy makers and agencies that can institute health protective environmental justice policies that are in the best interest of local, regional, and statewide residents.

This powerful panel of East Yard womyn and gender non-conforming members will speak to the  intersections of their identity and our collective fight against environmental racism. All of us or None of us: Environmental Racism and Intersectionality at the Forefront will be moderated by Cindy Donis.

Meet the Panelists

Ana Aldaco (she/her) was born and raised in the City of Bell. She has an A.A. in Geography from Cerritos Community College and a B.A. in Geography from UC Santa Barbara. During college, Aldaco was exposed to many local and national organizations that expanded her knowledge on environmental and social justice, and cultivated a desire to represent her community and others facing injustices. She wishes to one day pursue a career where she gets to work with communities of color for environmental and social justice.

 

Francisca Castro (she/her/hers) grew up in Boyle Heights and is currently a senior at Occidental College, majoring in Urban and Environmental Policy. Castro has interned at several non profits including East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice and InnerCity Struggle, both of which work with her community on the Eastside. As an intern and member at East Yard she worked with organizers and co-lead member meetings. This experience sparked her interest in community organizing, environmental justice, sustainability, agriculture, public health, and continuously fighting systems of oppression in her community and those alike.

Jan Victor Andasan (Siya/They/Them/Theirs) was born in the Philippines and emigrated to Long Beach in 1997. Andasan recieved their B.A. in Asian American Studies with a concentration in Pilipin@ Studies from UCLA. During their tenure at UCLA, Andasan was involved with organizing students of color around LGBTQ issues and other issues affecting underrepresented communities. Their primary focus is the affordability, accessibility, and quality of higher education. 

Maryli Gutierrez (she/her) is an East Yard Youth member from Lynwood and a current sophomore at Lynwood High School. Gutierrez helped organize a youth leadership training called Fighting for Life: Youth in Action Academy in 2020 and has remained active in her community. A fun fact about her is that her comfort food is seafood.

 

 

Panel Moderator Cindy Donis (she/her) is rooted in the history of the Guatemalan/Indigenous diaspora, her family’s life as immigrants, and the everyday power and empathy she witnesses her community display in Maywood and Southeast LA at large. She graduated with a BA in Chicana/o Studies and Gender & Feminist Studies from Pitzer College ('13) and joined the EYCEJ team in 2017.

 

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ)
Website | Instagram 

The Wanlass Artist in Residence Program is made possible by generous support from the Kathryn Caine Wanlass Charitable Foundation.

This event is related programming to the exhibition Carolina Caycedo: Care Report.
Learn more about Care Report

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