Thank you for bringing this to my attention! I have wanted to get involved with the community on ecological issues and the fact that they take on an ecofeminist perspective is amazing. Im going to reach out to their organization and see if I can get involved(:
Before Harrisonburg was blanketed with snow, I visited Tom Benevento at Vine & Fig, to talk to him about the environmental and ecological incubation projects that Vine & Fig works on throughout Harrisonburg. I thought it would be a great way to reintroduce ShoutOut! to EcoFeminism and ways to get involved with it in our community!
EcoFeminism, which grew out of the feminist movement in the 1980’s and ‘90’s, within anti-nuclear and environmental activism, is the idea that the Western World treats the environment in the same way that it treats women and othered peoples.
At Vine & Fig, the coordinators work to “build justice and ecological healing as a foundation for a non-violent way of living.” Like the ideals of EcoFeminism, Vine & Fig focuses on solving both social and environmental problems – “we can’t solve the climate issue without solving the racial justice issue inequalities.”
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