HIVES is excited to celebrate the release of Rituals for Climate Change: A Crip Struggle for Ecojustice by Naomi Ortiz!
HIVES will be hosting a celebration of the text with author Naomi Ortiz at 1:00pm on Thursday, November 9 at 1:00pm ET (11:00am Arizona Time). If you are interested in learning more about the work, hearing from Naomi, and participating in a Q&A, please RSVP here: bit.ly/Nov9HIVES23.
Book cover image description: Book cover. Title printed vertically on left-hand side. Rituals for Climate Change: A Crip Struggle for Ecojustice, by Naomi Ortiz. Painting of maguey plant with tall flower stalk. On each stalk arm there are different objects, a raven, candles with a ribbon of Milagros, a heart with cholla flowers, a rug, bird nest, the waxing, waning and full moon, and maguey flowers. 3 monarch butterflies are flying by. In the background is sand and mountains. “Mending” © 2021 Naomi Ortiz
From 3Ecologies about Rituals for Climate Change: A Crip Struggle for Ecojustice: "Disability justice and ecojustice are rarely considered together but are in constant conversation in our world. Rituals for Climate Change: A Crip Struggle for Ecojustice, combining poetry and the lyrical essay, doesn’t contain just one point of view but encompasses dialectical perspectives which often exist in contradiction to each other. A disabled person is in need of plastic cups and concerned about the overwhelming plastic in our ecosystems. Ortiz expands on and complicates who is seen as an environmentalist and what being in relationship with the land can look like.
This book is an offering to explore the spiritual question of how to witness. It serves as a companion to those also grappling with the difficult and often unanswerable questions posed by climate change in the borderlands. By exploring the ways body, mind, and cultures both clash with and long for ecojustice, Rituals for Climate Change offers an often-overlooked perspective on climate-grief, interdependence, and resilience. Disabled people know how to adapt to a world that is ever changing without considering them."