Fernando Gil

For more than a decade I have been involved in social movements in the Caribbean and Latin America; in the last 5 years, I have had the opportunity to live in several countries. My interest in public life began with my desire to democratise access to the beaches of my country for the general public. In the Caribbean, the enjoyment is reserved for the hotel industry, where we only participate as workers, and many times we cannot enter the private beaches designated solely for the hotel industry.

Cina Aissa

I'm a creative values-driven individual who enjoys empowering people through their lived experiences. As an older disabled migrant woman, I am passionate about many causes but mainly active in bringing about racial equity, disability rights and access to education. The pandemic has exposed some stark truths in regards to the vulnerability of People of Colour in so many ways and the many ways they are disenfranchised, with no power over their environments and a blatant lack of access to green spaces. This is not okay with me and I would like to make a positive change to redress the balance.

Juan Donoso

I am a Climate Justice organizer, campaigner and writer based in Berlin. I seek dialogues between anti-capitalist movements and community building, operating ‘from below’, and facilitating the communication services and interactions between communities and solidarity networks. In recent years, I have been shaking things up with Shaping Pathways, an educational project about lithium extractivism, the danger of electromobility, and solutions beyond individual electric cars.

Sulaiman Khan

he/him/his/Disabled. Disabled Entrepreneur – Founder & Chief Purpose Officer, ThisAbility Limited | Areas of work: Sustainability, technology, design, creativity, and Disability | Anti-Ableism and Disability Justice | Adventurer and Continual Work-In-Progress. Read Sulaiman's biography where you can learn more about Sulaiman here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18rkezI2oQvxXOH-qGvDwjH6pPULnPxED_CdyzYi0aZk/edit?usp=sharing

Ify Ekemezie

I am a 22-year-old Biomedical science graduate and musician from London. I was on the Young Friends of the Earth the steering group that planed their 2019 youth gathering. This is where I first attended a workshop titled ‘The Environment and Race’. I then went on to co-host an environment and race workshop of my own at the LCOY in 2019. I was recently a panellist at Groundswell 2021, discussing the intersectionality between the climate crisis and Racism. I would like to highlight different perspectives and experiences when it to comes to environmental and racial issues.

Shenna Sanchez

Artivism, organising, transformative popular education, regenerative activism and movement building sparks the fire in me. These are some of the powerful means to inspire people to rise up against multi-layered injustices. Through our collective knowledge and lived experiences, we can tap our agency of change. As someone who grew up in the Global South, I'm rooted for and with the disproportionately impacted towards emancipation, agroecology & solidarity. I'm grateful & humbled to be part of weaving connections in social & environmental justice from the grassroots to the transnational level.

Anuradha Kowtha

I'm originally from the beautiful Sonoran desert in Arizona and now I live in London. In the past, I worked in biochemical research and as a teacher, but now I run my own business, The Kowtha Constellation. The main thread of my work is liberating individuals from the indoctrination that comes from capitalism and colonialism, so they can provide bold and innovative solutions rooted in justice to their communities. My hope with this training is to bring more awareness of environmental justice to my work as a consultant and educator.

Jay No

I'm an ethnic minority, gay and neurodivergent woman with a background in the non-profit sector and the music industry - I have worked on projects for women and LGBTQIA+ people in both industries. I'm a multidisciplinary creative, communications and digital specialist currently training in horticulture and counselling, as I'm interested in the relationship between access to nature and mental health. All of my work is directly influenced by my intersectional, decolonial, anti-capitalist, feminist values and my lived experience.

Samirah Siddiqui

I am an environmental and social justice worker. I see community-building as a form of world-building, resilience, and resistance and it has been a central tool in my decolonial practice. I have worked with human rights, environmental, and social impact organisations, trained in life sciences, and have experience in the arts and activism. This has positioned my focus at the intersection of ecology, social sciences, and art. I live in Berlin.