The Call to Decolonize: Thoughts, Actions, and Spaces

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Sun Salutation - Marria EvbuomaDecolonization 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.

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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

Marria Evbuoma

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.

She 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

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Marria Evbuoma, Decolonize, EcoJustice Radio

Hosted by Jessica Aldridge
Engineer: Blake Lampkin
Executive Producer: Jack Eidt
Assoc. Producer: Emilia Barrosse
Show Created by Mark and JP Morris
Music: Javier Kadry
Episode 91

Updated 4 March 2021

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Novelist, urban theorist and designer, and environmental journalist, Jack Eidt careens down human-nature's all consuming one-way highway to its inevitable conclusion -- Wilder Utopia. He co-founded Wild Heritage Partners, based out of Los Angeles, California. He can be reached at jack (dot) eidt (at) wilderutopia (dot) com. Follow him on Twitter @WilderUtopia and @JackEidt