Jordan Alexander Williams

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Title

Land Justice Steward

Bio

Pronouns: they/them

Jordan Alexander Williams is a queer Hoodoo, earth tender, and living ancestor. 

Jordan was born and raised in the so-called Chicagoland area of Illinois, lands stewarded by many peoples and lineages including the Potawatomi, Miami, Ho-Chunk and at least a dozen more Indigenous Nations, as well as Hoodoos/Black African peoples of Turtle Island (so-called North America).

In 2016, Jordan graduated from the University of Illinois (a land-grab university) with a degree in environmental science and a concentration in human dimensions of the environment. They have since collaborated with human and more-than-human beings across Turtle Island to:

  • develop the visions and leadership of environmental changemakers ;
  • support organizations with cultural shifts towards anti-racism and cooperative leadership ;
  • advance food, climate, and ecological justice ; and
  • build liberatory practices, processes, spaces, and relationships with Two-Spirit, Queer, and Trans Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (2SQTBIPOC).

Jordan trusts that the liberation and regeneration of people and planet will come by dancing in the sun and moonlight, getting our hands in the soil, caring for each other, and reclaiming and evolving the earth-sourced wisdom(s) of our ancestors.

 

Role

Land Stewardship: to affirm the personhood and sovereignty of the land, and tend their ability to regenerate

Land Justice & Access: to steward the reclamation of ancestral relationships and responsibilities to land, especially for 2SQTBIPOC, poor, disabled/people with disabilities, and other folks violently displaced from sovereign and regenerative land relationships by extractive colonial cultures and systems

Title

Land Justice Steward