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Frontline Voices on Pandemics, Uprisings, and Climate Crisis

edited by Alastair Lee Bitsóí and Brooke Larsen




New World Coming documents this distinct moment in history through personal narratives and intergenerational imaginings of a just, healthy, and equitable future. Writers reflect on what movements for justice and liberation can learn from the response to COVID-19, uprisings for Black lives, and climate crisis, inspiring the change we need to survive and thrive. These powerful narratives cultivate and strengthen our imaginations for a regenerative future.

November 2017 | Nonfiction | 978-1-948814-53-9| $19.95




ALISTAIR LEE BITSÓÍ (Diné) is a public health and environmental writer from the Navajo Nation. He is an award-winning news reporter for the Navajo Times, and served as communications director for the Indigenous-led land conservation nonprofit Utah Diné Bikéyah, which continues advocacy for protection and restoration of Bears Ears National Monument. His newly launched consulting business, Near the Water Communications and Media Group, provides public health messaging services for organizations. He holds a master’s degree in public health from New York University College of Global Public Health, and is an alumnus of Gonzaga University.





Franque Bains
Mishka Banuri
Esther Moreno Baro
Arlyssa Becenti
Jane Begay
Tara Benally
Nellie Jo David
Sunny Dooley
Ashley Finley
Brinley Froelich
Lilian Hill
Uyen Hoang
Kinsale Hueston
Psarah Johnson
Melissa King
Kern Kollymore
Lyric Maldonado
Mariella Mendoza
Irene Franco Rubio
Denae Shanidiin
Chip Thomas
Laura Tohe
Braidan Weeks
Ahjani Yepa


BROOKE LARSEN is a writer and community organizer. She has an MA in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah and was the recipient of the High Country News Bell Prize for emerging writers. Brooke co-founded Uplift, a youth-led movement for climate justice, and is a facilitator and narrative strategist for the People’s Energy Movement. Brooke resides and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, ancestral land of the Goshute, Shoshone, and Ute people.

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