The David Prize is accepting submissions for its 2023–2024 Open Call.
Disrupting the cycle of mass incarceration and inequity by connecting those impacted to nature and Indigenous & Black healing practices
- Human Rights
Chino’s lived experience as a formerly incarcerated, Black and Indiginous Trans person provides deep inspiration for NuLegacy, a program designed to support Black, Indigenous, Queer & Trans New Yorkers whose lives have been devastated by prison involvement. His radical idea? To use ancestral healing practices and connect folks — sometimes for the first time — to nature. For the last 20 years, Chino has taught youth and families in Bedstuy that stewardship of land and community can lead to healing and transformation.