A Rude Awakening

Mycelium Youth Network on Building Resilience Against Climate Change

On today’s program, we speak with two leaders of the Mycelium Youth Network, including the founder and director of the project, Lil Milagro Henriquez, and its educational director, Marylin Zuniga. About the group:

Mycelium Youth Network (MYN) prepares youth in the East Bay Area — who are most vulnerable to and already feeling the effects of environmental racism — for climate change. We use a merger of indigenous environmental traditions that emphasize youth environmental stewardship and relationship building alongside a rigorous STEAM curriculum that focuses on practical hands-on skills for climate resilience and mitigation that youth create and implement in their homes and local communities. We empower youth to grow as visionary leaders and budding environmentalists, connect with ancestral teachings, and trust in the wisdom of the natural world.

We then speak with the Oakland Institute’s executive director, Anuradha Mittal, about the think-tank’s new project, Nicauragua’s Failed Revolution. From the report:

Nicaragua’s Failed Revolution details the incessant violence facing the Indigenous communities in the Caribbean Coast Autonomous Regions, as evidenced by recent attacks against the Alal, Wasakin, and Miskitu communities, and provides in depth information about the actors involved — foreign gold mining firms, national and international actors in logging and cattle ranching industry, as well as prominent Nicaraguan officials.

PHOTO: Olivier Mary


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