Elements Lecture Series: Yudith Nieto
YUDITH NIETO is a queer Mexican-American artist, interpreter, and organizer originally based in Houston, Texas, enjoying spending time in the bayous of Louisiana working on projects like CRY YOU ONE, Amor y Solidaridad, a solidarity house in support of undocumented Transwomen, and recently BanchaLenguas, a Language Justice interpreters collective.
She’s worked with frontline communities across the country to create, develop and amplify community-led media around just transition stories, artbuilds across the country in solidarity with intersectional movements for a decolonized direct action approach. She has collaborated on initiatives that focus on creating youth leadership and art in activism trainings to inspire people to learn about environmental issues that affect their communities through arts, media and cultural organizing.
Currently, she is part of the core leadership circle for Another Gulf Is Possible and a youth organizer with Los Jardines Institute. For over 5 years, Yudith has been fighting for the rights of her fenceline community in Manchester, Houston in collaboration with Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s) and last year was named one of Grist.org 50 Fixers of 2018.