Yudith Nieto joined Bayou City Waterkeeper in June 2023. She is a queer Mexican-American organizer, language justice worker, and interdisciplinary artist originally based in Houston, Texas where she put her efforts into advocating for environmental justice in fenceline communities since 2012.
She has worked with frontline communities across the country and the Gulf South to create, develop and amplify community-led media around just transition stories, including artbuilds in solidarity with intersectional movements for a decolonized multilingual approach. Yudith work weaves networks of solidarity and mutual aid to respond to the ever-frequent natural disasters due to climate change.
Yudith serves on national and local boards to support initiatives that focus on creating youth leadership, story-based strategies, and “artivism” to engage people in environmental issues that affect their communities through arts, media, language justice, and cultural organizing. Yudith has served on the NEJAC’s Youth Perspectives on Climate Change Work Group in 2016 to identify best practices of youth engagement and addressing health impacts. In 2018, Yudith was named one of Grist.org 50 Fixers. Her work has been published in various platforms, books, and documentaries since 2013.
Her framework is informed by the teachings of Nature’s cycles and the immigrant stories of survival that shaped her life. You can find her deep in a forest or wherever music thrives.
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