Meet Our Activists: NICORA Researcher Road Trip with Natalie Blanton

 Dear NICORA family,

I have been with the NICORA team/vision for a year and am an activist and PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Utah. I am an unapologetic, yet intersectional, ecofeminist and am headed to Brazil to interrogate systems of oppression and degradation of this earth, humans and animals alike. I am currently in Brooklyn, NY [wandering this city in my Sinclair’s], about to board a plane for São Paulo, Brazil.

Brazil is inextricably connected to our global climate crisis and is the belly of the beast when it comes to cattle-based deforestation.

As a sociologist (and activist) I will be in São Paulo as an International Human Rights Observer to accompany a court hearing moved by member of Brazilian Parliament, Ricardo Izar against the President of the NGO VEDDAS, George Guimaraes, and other activists who expose the inconsistencies of Izar’s policies in “animal protection” and welfare. Beyond this task, I have been observing movements of the Brazilian National Congress, especially those related to the members who receive “donations” from the meat/leather industry. Brazil is inextricably connected to our global climate crisis and is the belly of the beast when it comes to cattle-based deforestation.

I am one cog in a machine pushing back, seeking to reclaim, restore, and advocate on behalf of our natural world. Here’s to the tireless, compassionate activists (in Brazil, and across the world) who fight this fight, every day, despite these threats. Welcome to my journey.

Stay tuned for more, 
Natalie Blanton / NICORA Ecofeminist

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I am an unapologetic, yet intersectional, ecofeminist and am headed to Brazil to interrogate systems of oppression and degradation of this earth, humans and animals alike. ~ Natalie Blanton/NICORA 

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