Isaias Hernandez is used to tackling tough topics…
In this episode of the MAJAMAS EARTH CARE WHAT YOU WEAR & SO MUCH MORE Podcast, we discuss his work as an environmental justice educator and learn why BIPOC communities experience the biggest impacts from Climate Change.
Isaias speaks honestly about growing up the son of Mexican immigrants in Southern California’s Tongva-land and his coming to grips with his childhood that was so very different from his peers at Berkeley.
Being exposed to toxic chemicals in the neighborhood where he grew up lit a fire inside him to study climate science in college and the direct impact of toxic pollution on marginalized communities.
Learning Isaias grew up low income, in Section 8 housing, collecting cans and recycling them for some much needed cash was a harsh reminder that living in a healthy community is a privilege when it should be a basic human right.
He suggests we all must learn how to re-learn what we have been taught in history classes for eons and just how difficult that process can be when it doesn’t match our reality.
Isaias shares his knowledge through his educational platform QueerBrownVegan.com and does whatever he can to inform and represent the very people environmental injustices impact most.
Listen with ME, and I promise you will leave enlightened and motivated to join him and stand up for environmental justice.
– Germaine Caprio, MAJAMAS EARTH Company Owner & Designer
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Who are your favorite environmental justice influencers & educators?
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