What does it mean to queer resilience in the face of climate catastrophes? And how might the dominant modes of disaster relief reinforce the centralized systems predicated on extraction and exploitation?
In this episode, we welcome Vanessa Raditz, a queer biocultural geographer, educator, and storyteller dedicated to community healing, opening access to land and resources, and fostering a thriving local economy based on ecological resilience. They are a chronic academic, a current PhD student, a founding member of the Queer Ecojustice Project, a co-organizer of #Queers4ClimateJustice, and the director of the film “Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the era of Climate Change”.
The song featured in this episode is Fallen Stars by Desmond White.
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