Join Garfield Park Conservatory for a virtual presentation on Indigenous plants from the Chicago region, Midwest and Latin-American along with the Native American and Indigenous resources available at the Newberry Library in Chicago with Analú María López.
Analú María López is a Librarian, Archivist, and Photographer living on Indigenous land that, along with the larger region, has always been home to Indigenous Peoples. We currently refer to this land as Chicago. Born and raised on the Southwest side of Chicago in the neighborhood of La Villita (Little Village), where she still resides, she is Xi’úi/Guachichil from the Chichimeca Nations of México. Interested in underrepresented Indigenous narratives dealing with identity, language, and decolonization she writes and creates photographic-based projects exploring these topics. She holds a Master of Library and Information Sciences with a certificate in Archives and Cultural Heritage Resources and Services from Dominican University and a Bachelor of Arts in Photography with a minor in Latin-American Studies from Columbia College Chicago. Currently, she works at the Newberry Library of Chicago as the Ayer Indigenous Studies Librarian.