Valerie Segrest is regional director of the Native Food and Knowledge Systems for the Native American Agriculture Fund. A nutrition educator who specializes in local and traditional foods and an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Tribe, she has dedicated her work in the field of Nutrition and Herbal Medicine to strengthening the efforts of the food sovereignty movement. Her books include Feeding Seven Generations: A Salish Cookbook and Indigenous Home Cooking: Menus Inspired by the Ancestors. She aims to inspire others about the importance of a nutrient-dense diet through a culturally appropriate, commonsense approach to eating.
Erica Cirino is a science writer and artist exploring the intersection of the human and nonhuman worlds. Her widely published photojournalistic works depict the many ways people connect to nature—wild creatures in particular—and shape planet Earth. In her recent book, Thicker Than Water: The Quest for Solutions to the Plastic Crisis (forthcoming, fall 2021) Erica documents plastic across ecosystems and elements, the numerous and insidious ways plastic and its industries are harming communities of color, and strategies that work to prevent plastic from causing further devastation to our planet and its inhabitants.
José Luis Granados Ceja was born in Mexico City and spent his life migrating from one country to another, including the United States, Canada, and Ecuador. In 2018, he realized his dream of returning to Mexico as a writer and photojournalist to produce stories about the people of Latin America: workers fighting to improve the lives of their families and communities; thinkers teaching the world about how to secure justice; and activists on the front lines of social change, putting their beliefs into practice every day.
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