<![CDATA[ADRIANAGARRIGALOPEZ.COM - Blog]]>Wed, 01 May 2024 12:06:10 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[INAUGURAL LECTURE IN ETHNOGRAPHY]]>Fri, 19 Apr 2024 14:46:20 GMThttp://adrianagarrigalopez.com/antropografias/inaugural-lecture-in-ethnography

"Transforming Power in Multiple Forms:
Archipelagic Ethnographic Relations & Climate Justice Praxis"

Dr. Catalina de onis

The Ethn(ography Lab at Florida Atlantic.(ELFA) community of scholars was thrilled to host Dr. Catalina De Onis (Clark Honors College, University of Oregon) as she delivered the inaugural lecture in our brand new Research Lecture Series in Ethnography, which is housed in our lab. Dr. De Onis presented her lecture entitled, "Transforming Power in Multiple Forms: Archipelagic Ethnographic Relations & Climate Justice Praxis" via Zoom platform on 18 April 2024.


Click here to watch a recording of the lecture. [VIDEO]

A transcript of the recording is visible here.[PDF]

Dr. De Onis' slides from the lecture are here.[PDF]

Finally, Dr. De Onis welcomes your topical correspondence via email. [EMAIL]

Dr. De Onis made the following resources available in connection with her talk:

​thank you, Dr. de onis!

<![CDATA[Tree love]]>Thu, 04 Apr 2024 23:54:42 GMThttp://adrianagarrigalopez.com/antropografias/tree-loveA recipe for tree love, in memory of Dr. Darshan Elena Campos (1975-2024). Remembering Darshan one month after her passing by revisiting her eco-therapeutic writings honors her decolonial legacy.
PicturePhoto of Darshan visiting the Ceiba located at Maria's Cave in Loiza, PR by Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro.

The meditation prompt I reproduce below with some minor edits was written by my late friend, Dr. Darshan Elena Campos for her appearance on episode 6 of the podcast Food Love, by Rufina C. Garay in 2021.

After Darshan's death on or about the 1st of March 2024, I found solace in this "recipe for tree love" that showcases so much of Darshan's playful but serious style, the richness of her writing, and the bold creativity of her political activism. Of her courageous writing, Darshan herself said, "My writing is openly agitprop as in agitation propaganda. It is as old as the hills, as sacred as #StandingRock,"

Inspired by Darshan's genius and to mark one month since her death, I share this gently edited version of her meditation so that more people will see it and benefit from its wisdom. Share it with loved ones, assign it to your students, practice it yourself and may the force of our collective tree love live forever.

You can read more of my writing about Dr. Campos here: histcon.ucsc.edu/people/grad-memoriam.html

PictureMy thanks to Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro for allowing me to use these photos she took of Darshan.

Tree Love

Yield: Abundant and Boundless

Author: Dr. Darshan Elena Campos

A recipe for healing through Tree Love.

-Trees in the place where you are.

Rather than share a recipe using Indigenous flora of the Caribbean where trees such as guanábano (soursop) and guayabo (guava) grow, Dr. Darshan Elena Campos shares a recipe for healing through trees wherever you are located.

Tree Love

  1. Let's step into nature and fall in love with local tree!
  2. If one tree calls your attention, hear its call. If it isn't a tree but a small grove of trees or an entire forest, look at each tree as its own being and one among family. What about this tree, grove or forest is calling to you? Leaves, flowers, scents? The texture of the trunks? The seeds scattered across the sidewalk or bare dirt? The crunch of leaves or their sounds on the wind? 
  3. If you have the physical ability for touch, place your hands on its trunk. Alternatively, imagine the feeling of its bark on your flesh. Connect!
  4. If you sense a warm, living connection, pursue it across the seasons! Nourish the tree and your closest neighbors by gathering tree knowledge. What is the tree called by your area's first people? If the tree isn't Indigenous, how did it come to grow in your local area? Does the tree have medicinal uses or provide edible fruit or roots? How can you make a living, loving connection to this tree across the seasons of your life and your local ecosystem?
  5. As you move about your life, listen to the trees and all the life they nourish. Now ask yourself, how can you promote community reforestation? 

Did you complete this meditation? Take a minute to share your experience in the comments below!
PictureDarshan was proud of this plant in her garden in Cabo Rojo. Photo taken July 2021 by Adriana Garriga-Lopez.
"You cannot make love to concrete
if you care about being
non-essential wrong or worn thin
if you fear ever becoming
diamonds or lard
you cannot make love to concrete
if you cannot pretend
concrete needs your loving"

-Audre Lorde, "Making Love to Concrete" (1987)

Ashe, Darshan. GRACIAS. Hasta siempre.

<![CDATA[Featured researcher]]>Sun, 19 Nov 2023 18:31:52 GMThttp://adrianagarrigalopez.com/antropografias/featured-researcher
<![CDATA[​SNEAK PEEK! Coming soon... from NACLA]]>Fri, 28 Aug 2020 01:01:36 GMThttp://adrianagarrigalopez.com/antropografias/sneak-peek-coming-soon-from-nacla
"SOLO EL PUEBLO SALVA AL PUEBLO: Cultivating Care and Surviving the Pandemic" from the North American Council on Latin America (NACLA) Journal, A Report on COVID-19 in the Americas Special Issue edited by me, Adriana Garriga-López!

Featuring essays by: Camila Gelpí-Acosta & Tamara Oyola SantiagoPato Hebert Edgar Rivera ColonManuel Alejandro Rodríguez RondónClaudia Rivera AmarilloBeatriz M. Reyes-Foster Whitney DuncanGilberto Rosas & Virginia Raymond; Shakti Castro CamachoIsa Rodriguez Soto; Chris Garces; Jorge CuéllarLeonardo Dupin Beatriz RibeiroTeishan Latner; and Johanna Fernandez.

The issue also includes two new poems by Puerto Rican poet Ana Portnoy Brimmer.
For more information about this special issue, please see the freely available editor’s introduction.

The full issue is launching very soon!

I’m also really excited to share the cover art (above) by Puerto Rican artist Diego Romero and the table of contents for this issue (below). It contains essays about COVID-19's impact on Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, México, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the US, among others.
The featured essay by Johanna Fernández is a powerful reconsideration of the legacy of the Young Lords' health activism and a meditation on its significance for our pandemic era.

Three of the essays are open access, including Isa’s wonderful essay about mutual aid in Puerto Rico, which gave us our title; Chris Garces' essay on carceral involution and epidemiological elites in Ecuador; and the soulful and enlivening conversation between Edgar Rivera Colon and Pato Hebert.

Please stay tuned for forthcoming information about the issue launch. We are planning on hosting a virtual event with some of the authors.

Finally, I want to thank all of the contributors, whose important work was completed under extreme circumstances and yet still reverberates with profound care, and with the obstinate determination to sustain life and egalitarian struggles against all odds.
<![CDATA[La Pandemia Dentro de la Pandemia]]>Fri, 29 May 2020 20:16:29 GMThttp://adrianagarrigalopez.com/antropografias/la-pandemia-dentro-de-la-pandemiaEstoy agradecida de que el colectivo ConVIHvir de Puerto Rico me ha invitado a hablar en un conversatorio por Facebook Live sobre el activismo de VIH/SIDA en Puerto Rico mañana sábado 30 de mayo 2020 a las 4 pm (hora de Puerto Rico). Estamos viviendo una pandemia de coronavirus novel (SARS-COV-2) dentro de una pandemia pre-existente por casi 40 años del virus de inmunodeficiencia humano (conocido como VIH) que causa el Syndrome de Inmunodeficiencia Adquirido (SIDA).

En Puerto Rico se han diagnosticado alrededor de 50,000 personas con VIH y han fallecido más de 29,000 personas por SIDA desde el comienzo de la pandemia en el 1981
​En estos días murió el activista de SIDA Larry Kramer, dramaturgo y figura importante en el movimiento de liberación gay en los Estados Unidos. Su partida ha llevado a una reflexión colectiva muy necesaria sobre las lecciones de las luchas por los derechos de las personas infectadas con el VIH y cómo aplicar esas lecciones a las luchas sociales contemporáneas durante la pandemia del COVID-19. 

También recientemente Duke University Press publicó un libro bastante emocionante de unos amigos, El SIDA y la distribución de las crisis (según mi traducción del titulo).