Yudith Azareth Nieto

Artistic Rising: Climate in Crisis
Type of work
Multidiscipliary Artist and Organizer

Yudith Azareth Nieto is a two spirited (queer) Mexican-American environmental justice organizer, language justice worker, and multidisciplinary artist based in the Gulf South. She is a cofounder of BanchaLenguas Language Justice Collective in Bvlbancha (New Orleans,LA) and part of the core leadership within the Another Gulf is Possible Collaborative. She’s worked in solidarity with frontline communities to create, develop and amplify community-led media and initiatives around just recovery stories, language justice, and artbuilds in solidarity with intersectional movements for a decolonized direct action approach.

Yudith worked to create a series of opportunities for communities to come together to have conversations about the ways we collaborate to build strong longterm networks of solidarity when natural and industrial disasters happen in already overburdened and impacted communities of color. They worked to create tools for emergency preparedness, just recovery, and relief communication.

Through this residency Yudith sought to create a narration of how these ever-changing landscapes remind us of the connections we have to ourselves, language, culture, and each other. Through the sharing of stories, she created collages of sound and visual representations of the interconnectedness of our shared experiences due to the changing climate, landscapes, and political difficulties that forced our migrations.