The Latest by Teju Adisa-Farrar

Geographer & Writer

Teju is a Jamaican-American writer, geographer, facilitator, speaker, researcher and poet from Oakland, Calif. Her focus is on environmental and cultural equity, climate justice, Black geographies, urbanism and sustainable futures.

Sharon Lavigne (left), founder of RISE St. James, joins another activist in a moment of prayer at a community meeting in 2019.
February 2, 2023

How 600 Years of Environmental Violence Is Still Harming Black Communities

The first transatlantic voyages were only the beginning.

Homes in Washington, D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood were condemned to clear room for a highway in the 1960s. The community fought back.
June 13, 2019

How ‘Freeway Revolts’ Helped Create the People’s Environmental Law

The National Environmental Policy Act is a tool to uplift the people’s environmental voice. Grassroots activists in an iconic Black community paved the way for the law to pass unanimously.