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Did Big Green Groups Fumble Their George Floyd Moment?

Four years ago on Saturday, George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was murdered by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The aftermath took the country by storm. Protestors flooded the streets. They demanded racial justice not only in law enforcement but across every sector and industry. Environmental groups, which have struggled with histories of racism for decades, were no exception.

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Catch Me Outside with my Dark Skin, Sapphic Gaze, and Feet covered in Soil

In this blog, Green 2.0 Fellow Ki’Ana Speights explores how their identity as a Black, Queer person intersects with the ecological world, and how they work to reclaim their space in nature. They dissect how White-heteronormative binaries were designed to exclude BIPOC people and make them feel othered. Through the lens of queer ecology, they imagine a future where society can accept and reflect the fluidity of nature.

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