This piece is part of a grant-funded program at Project Optimist that involved basic journalism training for student and community reporters in central Minnesota. A group of 20 environmental studies students received the training, did field reporting at the U.N. Climate Change Conference and filed stories that highlight their research. Sean Fisher graduated in spring 2023 from the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University (originally from Pueblo West, Colo.) with a major in environmental studies.
Sean Fisher (he/she/they) is a Colorado-born queer environmentalist and recent graduate of the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University. The climate justice community needs to include queer bodies, experiences and wisdom.
These two movements for equity and justice should coalesce and learn from one another to form an intersectional movement that addresses social issues beyond the scope of each respective movement.
My intention in creating the zine was to showcase organizations, people and thinkers who uplift queer environmental justice.