Devon G. Peña

Devon G. Peña, Ph.D., is a lifelong activist in the environmental justice and resilient agriculture movements, and is Professor of American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, and Environmental Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. His influential books include Mexican Americans and the Environment: Tierra y Vida (University of Arizona Press, 2005) and the edited volume Chicano Culture, Ecology, Politics: Subversive Kin (University of Arizona Press, 1998). Dr. Peña is the founding editor of the Environmental & Food Justice blog, and is a Contributing Author for New Clear Vision.

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Sunday, July 01, 2012
Fear & Loathing in Texas: State Republican Party Seeks to Ban Critical Thinking in Public Schools
What is it about the political rightwing in the Lone Star State? It seems like they are now competing with Arizona to take the lead as the nation’s most anti-education and anti-intellectual state. Here is the actual language from a position statement in the 2012 Texas Republican Party Platform:
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Sunday, April 15, 2012
Welcome to America: Connecting Indigenous Autonomy and Immigration
A recent poster prepared by Michigan State University assistant professor and artist, Dylan Miner , asks that we “decolonize immigration through indigenous and migrant solidarity.” On seeing this beautiful artwork, I was compelled to once again reflect on
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