24 episodes

Raíces Verdes is a platform dedicated to validating, archiving and sharing the experiences of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, in connection to the environment. Raíces Verdes is a podcast for healing our relationship to the earth and with each other.

Hosted by Samara Almonte, La Fresa de Rancho
Artwork by Dario Castellon

Raíces Verdes Samara Almonte

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

Raíces Verdes is a platform dedicated to validating, archiving and sharing the experiences of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, in connection to the environment. Raíces Verdes is a podcast for healing our relationship to the earth and with each other.

Hosted by Samara Almonte, La Fresa de Rancho
Artwork by Dario Castellon

    Islam As the Deepest Green Root

    Islam As the Deepest Green Root

    Kadiatou(Ka-djah-tou)Balde is a 22-year-old Black Guinean-American Muslim womxn. She’s a social architect with a passion for BI&POC community-based sustainability and entrepreneurship - rooted in Islam. Upon graduating last May, she worked with 12 different non-profit organizations as a Diversity in Arts Leadership intern, where she learned the importance of BI&POC solutions and leadership that led to her co-creation of Faithfully Sustainable.
    To follow her work check out @faithfully_sustainable on Instagram

    • 47 min
    Islam & Ethical Fashion

    Islam & Ethical Fashion

    Zainab Koli is an Indian American Muslim woman whose work sits at the intersection of sustainable fashion, community organizing, and Islam. She is the Co-Founder of two Muslim community organizations, Faithfully Sustainable and NY MSA Showdown. She plans to continue bringing together her background in fashion design and product development and community organizing to build just fashion systems free from social and environmental exploitation by centering the voices and solutions of BIPOC communities. She is currently on a journey of learning about social and environmental justice internally within Islam, her community, family, and culture. Zainab is also looking forward to beginning her Masters in Environmental Policy and Sustainability in the Fall, despite her skepticism of academia.

    IG: @faithfullysustainable

    • 48 min
    Latinx, Muslim & Sustainable

    Latinx, Muslim & Sustainable

    Cassandra Tejada is a promoter of sustainable fashion and sustainable living. She sets out to take up space within the sustainable fashion community as a Muslim, Dominican, Peruvian, Colombian women. Cassandra shares her own modest and sustainable style and Islamic lifestyle on various online platforms, and she is also an aspiring entrepreneur who is working towards launching a sustainable, modest clothing line.

    IG: @cassandra_laflor
    TikTok: @cassandra_laflor
    YouTube: Cassandra La Flor

    • 50 min
    Raices Press: Healing Through Storytelling

    Raices Press: Healing Through Storytelling

    Aleyda or Mari for her familia, is from a small town near Guadalajara, Mexico. She graduated from Fairhaven College with an Interdisciplinary major titled “Solidarity Across borders: Understanding Experiences and Imagining New Realities through Storytelling” and a minor in Education and Social Justice. Aleyda is the content curator for Raices Press, a platform to find book recommendations, book reviews, and writing events. Raices Press has a strong focus on social justice and highlighting writing by Black, Indigenous, People of Color to address the White-dominated publishing industry. In this episode we discussed her use of the word "raices" in her platform and how it it connects to her purpose for writing and sharing stories. Aleyda also gifted the podcast a reading of one of her poem's "La Niña del Maiz", which speaks to directly to the idea of raices verdes, and her family's connection to the environment. To read the poem visit the following page:
    https://nuestrasraicesverdes.com/episodes-2/season-ii/raices-press-healing-through-storytelling/

    Raices Press: https://www.instagram.com/raices_press/

    • 53 min
    The Chisme on Ecofascism & Healing

    The Chisme on Ecofascism & Healing

    From life transitions, COVID-19, ecofascism and all things healing, I wanted to share with you all some chisme. New episodes are coming, because I believe more than ever this is the time to archive and share our stories as Black, Indigenous, People of Color. We are here, we been here, and we will exist in the future.

    For COVID-19 resources go to https://nuestrasraicesverdes.com/resources/covid-19/

    • 32 min
    "I will plan your ass out of this city!"

    "I will plan your ass out of this city!"

    In this episode, I interviewed Dario Castellon for the second time as part of the series featuring the artists of Raíces Verdes. Dario is the visual artist for the podcast, and a colleague from my time at Huxley College of the Environment, where we both received a B.A in Urban Planning and Sustainable Development. For this episode, Dario and I spoke about our experiences in the predominantly white and cis-male dominated field that is Urban Planning. As Black, Indigenous, People of Color, how can we take up space in a field that affects so many of our livelihoods?To learn more about Urban Planning and Spatial Justice, check-out the resources in Raíces Verdes website by clicking the link below:

    https://nuestrasraicesverdes.com/resources/urban-planning-spatial-justice/

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Chelledel ,

Love this podcast!

This is one of my favorite podcasts. I share it with my friends frequently when they are looking for a new listen. It’s incredibly informative, engaging and thought provoking. As a white Latina, social worker and someone who has multiple cultures within her family I’m moved by the storytelling and narratives of these diverse individuals as well as the host. Thank you!! ❣️

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