Author presenting: April 27, 2023
Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Locations: Yakima campus- Deccio Building (# 8) in the Parker Room.
Grandview campus- Student Activity Center Building (#55) by Zoom.

The strong and passionate belief in healing our Indigenous landscapes inspired Jessica Hernandez, Ph.D., to write the transformative book “Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscape through Indigenous Science.” As an Indigenous woman who succeeds with education in marine science and environmental physics, she advocates from the Pacific Northwest for unheard voices due to generational trauma. Her book strikes the hearts of various readers who seek the knowledge of the untold truth about the damage to the Indigenous environment/s caused by discomfort. Her book is not only for those who seek knowledge but for those who take knowledge away from history books. It is time to acknowledge what is kept hidden from environmental and agricultural history books. Hernandez wakes the truth through Indigenous science.

The passionate climate change advocate and award-winning author will attend Yakima Valley College on April 27 for an author presentation open to YVC students and the Yakima Valley community. This event will be in the Parker Room in Deccio (Building #8) on the Yakima Campus. The Grandview Campus will Zoom into the event from the Student Activity Center (Building #55).

Post authored by GSC Programmer Sonia Ortiz-Mendez