Whenever I find little gems about what Jamaicans are doing to convert the ordinariness of struggle and injustice into something more affirming, I just have to share it. Read and be inspired!
Wayne Rhoden is “Father Goose“. (posted February 2008)
This article is on urban farming in the U.S., featuring a Jamaican couple who live in East New York. (posted July 2008).
Kimberly John is working to protect and conserve the freshwater sources, as well as the livelihoods that depend on these, in and around the Rio Grande Valley. Not an easy task to be sure. Poison fishing is only a symptom of the larger problems of poverty and neglect facing the folks living in the Valley. It will be a great day when our environmental activists recognize and act on the deep connection between the forms of injustice done to our people and the wanton exploitation and degradation of the physical environment.