This special issue of Environmental Justice welcomes papers that explore the intersections of environmental justice, liberation struggles, scientific research, knowledge systems, to build communities of resistance. Grassroots organizers, facilitators, movement strategists, CBOs, and folks from interdisciplinary backgrounds, such as artists, are encouraged to submit approaches, strategies, stories, perspectives, and visions for how we can practice caring, healing, feeling joy, and resting, while moving toward environmental justice and liberation. How can Black, Indigenous, and People of the Global Majority (BIPGM) reconnect with ancestral, cultural, and local practices of science that can be used to heal from intersecting forms of oppression and address the root causes of environmental and climate injustices? What movement strategies can BIPGM utilize to reclaim and protect sacred practices of science from institutions like academia?
The submissions should address the following suggested intersecting topics:
- Anti-Racism Research, Accountability, Decentering Whiteness in the Academy, Intersectional Research, Anti-Racism Education for Researchers, Environmental Justice Curriculum
- Black Liberation, Black Feminist Theory, Afro-Futurism, Abolition Ecologies
- Case studies and perspectives from environmental justice advocates, coalitions, youth leaders, educators, facilitators, and organizers where liberation theory is put into practice to move towards environmental justice and collective liberation
- Community Science methods such as community sensors, crowdsourcing tools, and data story mapping, and their role in democratizing knowledge and science
- Decolonial Science Methods, Indigenous Science, Indigenous Environmental Justice, Indigenous Sovereignty, Community-Academic Partnerships with Tribal Nations
- Opportunities and recommendations for science and environmental justice research to address the compounding exposures of other forms of oppression (anti-blackness, ableism, ageism, classism, colorism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, misogyny, white supremacy, etc.,)
- Practicable theory of change and justice frameworks that can move us towards environmental justice and individual, community, and collective liberation — such as mutual aid, community agreements, rest as resistance, reparations, storytelling, affinity groups, disability justice, transformative justice, healing justice, spatial justice, restorative justice, etc,
- Transnational Environmental Justice, Borders, Imperialism, Climate Change, Migration
Submission Deadline: All manuscripts should be submitted for consideration by December 31, 2022.
Visit Environmental Justice to learn more, read past issues, and view author submission guidelines. Queries to the editor to propose a topic prior to submission are encouraged. Please contact Luz Guel and Dawn Roberts-Semple to initiate your query or for any further details.