Listen to Marria Evbuoma of Race to Zero Waste in San Francisco speak with EcoJustice Radio on how to decolonize your way of life. and about the social justice meaning and importance of decolonization in thoughts, actions, and spaces.
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Decolonization of the Mind and the Way
What is meant by “Decolonization?” This is the process by which individuals, groups or societies come to break away from norms and mindsets conditioned where powerful entities enter lands and societies to gain control and influence over them.
The process of decolonization is necessary not only of our institutions, but also of thoughts and behaviors directly influenced by the residuals of this form of colonization. This can also stifle, minimize, and manipulate the voice and actions of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
Listen to Marria Evbuoma of Race to Zero Waste and Richmond District Rising as she explores the meaning and importance of decolonizing thoughts, actions, and spaces. How do we recognize and legitimately decolonize in order to ensure equity and build community for all? How do those who have been colonized go about decolonizing?
Marria Evbuoma is a mother, writer, and zero waste educator living in San Francisco. She is also the representative for her district for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s Citizen Advisory Committee focusing on waste water.
Jessica Aldridge, co-host of EcoJustice Radio, is an environmental educator, community organizer, and waste industry leader. She is a co-founder of SoCal 350, organizer for ReusableLA, and founded Adventures in Waste. She has worked for 15 years as a Zero Waste professional, a former professor of Recycling and Resource Management at Santa Monica College, and is a recipient of the inaugural Waste Expo 40 Under 40 award.
Marria recommends you check out these books:
“Farming While Black” by Leah Penniman of @soulfirefarm https://www.farmingwhileblack.org/ AND
“Decolonize Your Diet” by Catrióna Rueda Esquibel and Luz Calvo
We begin the show with an Update from the Frontlines on the move to transition away from oil and gas drilling in the City of Los Angeles with Maro Kakoussian, Air and Climate Justice Associate from Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles and the coalition STAND-LA – Standing Together Against Neighborhood Drilling Los Angeles.
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Updated 4 March 2021