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Disability and Climate Change

A Public Archive Project

Archive Launch Event

A Conversation with Naomi Ortiz and Julia Watts Belser

Monday Nov. 7 4-5:30pm Eastern

Register for the Zoom Link:  tinyurl.com/DSEventNov7

All zoom events are zoom captioned and ASL interpreted

Join disabled artist and activist Naomi Ortiz in conversation with Professor Julia Watts Belser, Georgetown undergraduate research assistants, and our international collaborators to celebrate the launch of our new digital archive that chronicles the wisdom and expertise of disabled activists, artists, and first responders working for climate justice.


Naomi Ortiz (she/they) is a disabled Mestiza writer and visual artist living in the Arizona US/Mexico borderlands whose intersectional work focuses on disability justice, eco-justice, and relationship with place. Their book, Sustaining Spirit: Self-Care for Social Justice, draws on decades of experience in self-advocacy and social justice work to help activists tap into spiritual tools for responding to exhaustion, grief, and burnout.

The Disability and Climate Change Archive is sustained by generous support from a Georgetown Humanities Initiative Booster Grant and the Laudato Si’ Fund.

Event Sponsors:

The Disability Studies Program

Georgetown Humanities Initiative

The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service

Core Pathways in Climate Change

The Disability Cultural Initiative

The Earth Commons

Georgetown Disability Alliance


The Theology and Religious Studies Department