Marilyne Tovar

Marilyne Tovar - HRE Conference 2019

Marilyne is a settler of Québécoise and Peruvian parents living on the unceded and traditional land of the Haida Nation since 2014. Working at the Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital, most of her experience has been in acute care settings. She has been involved in autonomous community action groups in Québec such as SOS Levasseur, the network of Québec ecological groups (Réseau Québécois de GroupesÉcologistes), and Climate Justice Montréal. On Haida Gwaii, she has been part of Haida Gwaii Communities Against Supertankers and Haida Gwaii Land Protectors. On the executive board of the Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment since 2015, this led her to activate a Green Team at her worksite this last year. Most of her activism has been in supportive rather than leadership roles. Often on her mind is finding balance between hope/despair and inspiration/obligation for social and environmental justice work. She is very inspired by black feminist healing justice work such as adriennemaree brown, and embodied liberation work such as by Sage Hayes.

UPDATED: February 28, 2023

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