Participation as a Supportive Framework for Cultural Inclusion and Environmental Justice
In 1989, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child lay the groundwork for children´s access to education, to play, to express themselves, and to have their views heard. This article explores participation as a supportive framework for democracy, environmental justice, and cultural inclusion. It presents methods that have fostered cultural inclusion and connection to nature, by analyzing three projects in Boulder, Colorado and Salinas, California. Participatory methods included nicho boxes, photovoice, and garden art. These cases demonstrate how children’s rights to participation, through nature and the arts, help create just sustainabilities through the creation of culturally relevant practices that bridge social and environmental justice.
Participation, Social justice, Rights of the child, Arts, Nature.
Derr, V. (2017). Participation as a supportive framework for cultural inclusion and environmental justice. Revista Internacional de Educación para la Justicia Social (RIEJS),