Themed “Perteneciendo: Nuestras Raíces, Nuestra Tierra (Belonging: Our Roots, Our Earth),” this multi-media experience provided virtual and in-person dialogue, presentations and performances focused on the needs and interests of Latine environmental professionals, environmental justice advocates, educators, and nature enthusiasts.
Dr. Jessica Hernandez
Dr. Jessica Hernandez, author of the award-winning book Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science.
“Estoy encantada de elevar las voces de los pueblos originarios de América Latina en NLC 2024. Siendo una mujer indígena, es importante para mí representar a los antepasados y a las siete generaciones en mi trabajo.”
Vanessa García Polanco
Vanessa García Polanco, researcher and Government Relations Director at the National Young Farmers Coalition.
“I am looking forward to being in community with fellow Latine leaders to celebrate our work for more inclusive nature-based solutions and spaces from education to advocacy.”
See more of the agenda below
(additional presenters to be announced):
The conference also included two days of immersive outdoor nature experiences appropriate to the time of year. Attendees of Naturally Latinos 2024 were inspired, reinvigorated, and connected to a growing community of people bringing about environmental change.
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