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Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner

Kaitlyn Elaine Wegener


Born in the Marshall Islands, Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner was raised in Hawaii, but always felt deeply connected to her ancestry, islands, and the community of her birth home. Protecting the islands from climate change and nuclear testing, she uses her writings, poetry, and performances to address ecological and social justice in the Marshall Islands, including issues arising from colonialism, racism, and migration. She founded Jo-Jikum, a non-profit led by Marshallese youth, and is Climate Envoy for the Marshall Islands Ministry of Environment.

This CPH poster printed at the worker-owned and union-run Community Printers, Santa Cruz, CA.

This is #177 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.

Kaitlyn Elaine Wegener is a recent Psychology graduate with minors in Art and Global Studies with a Language from the University of Delaware. She is now applying to graduate programs and continuing to work on her art.

Art for the People

Art for the People

May 1, 2024

…Our panel on Saturday morning “Art for the People: Sustaining Community Practices from the 60s to the Future,” was composed of Diane Fujino, a. e. hunt, Justseeds artists: Kill Joy, Jess X. Snow, and (myself) Saiyare Refaei, and moderated by Chad Shomura. We wanted to share living proof of how radical collective imagination shows up in the art and cinema within social movements…