Noa Cykman

Noa Cykman is a Fulbright scholar and Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research revolves around topics such as regenerative agriculture, ecological restoration, multispecies societies, and utopia. She is particularly curious about how we may (re-)establish relationships of kinship and reciprocity between people and forests. Noa coordinates the Environmental Justice/Climate Justice cluster of the Orfalea Center, at UCSB, and is a core organizer of the Isla Vista Food Forest, in Santa Barbara.

Chocolate and Sovereignty: A journey into Terra Vista

Documentary “Terra Vista” depicts the journey of a settlement of Brazil’s Landless Peasants Movement (MST) to recover a degraded territory and establish autonomous and agroecological cacao production.

January 8, 2024

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In defense of the forest: A group of activists organizes direct action against logging in California

Learning from, and collaborating with, Indigenous peoples, forest defenders, trees, and the multitudes that compose a forest might be essential to finding ways forward.

June 5, 2023