Veronica Ramirez

About

Veronica Ramirez (Earth Altarscapes) is first generation of Chilean/Mapuche ancestry, born on Ramaytush Territory (Redwood City, CA). Co-founder of PLACE (People Linking Art, Community & Ecology) on Ohlone Territory (Oakland, CA), an educational center and maker space since 2011, Veronica’s experience spans various domains, including organizational development, educational programming, placemaking projects, community partnerships, and neighbor relations.

In 2021, she joined SNAG Mag/The Nest (Seventh Native American Generation) as a co-director, helping to facilitate this youth-inspired initiative that shares inspiring Native/Indigenous stories through rich articles and featured artists. As a founding member of Golden Gate Cohousing since 2012, she contributes to the co-living project dedicated to diversity and affordable housing for change makers, a project of Shared Living Resource Center where she serves as a board member.

Additionally, Veronica's commitment to food and criminal justice issues is evident through her board membership with Planting Justice, an organization dedicated to addressing these concerns. In 2017 Veronica was recognized for her community work by the City Council of District 1 in Oakland, CA on Legacy of Cesar Chavez Day.

As a sacred activist she has led public earth altar making rituals and workshops with community since 1998. Earth Altarscapes (formerly Earth Peace Mandala Project) is the body of work that most brings to life her passions for the natural world, art, and the sacred while also celebrating community.

Veronica's passion for community and restorative justice is exemplified by her role in the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council, tackling community violence through a restorative lens; this is where her mutual aid/advocacy volunteer work with unhoused neighbors of Oakland began and from which lasting relationships in these communities continue.

Veronica’s curious nature inspires her toward her deep love of the natural world, human connection, and the transformative healing that comes from the co-creative spirit we each possess.

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Veronica Ramirez

Agenda

Apr
25
Altarscapes, with Veronica Ramirez
Veronica Ramirez will have a public altar-making station in The Commons. Veronica and staff from Earth Altarspaces will be on hand to guide participants in creating a collective space of memory and belonging at O&B, with prompts and rituals that honor both ancestors, the now, and calling in those to come in the future. Earth Altarscapes (formerly Earth Peace Mandala Project) brings to life Veronica’s passions for the natural world, art, and the sacred while also celebrating community. Veronica’s curious nature inspires her toward her deep love of the natural world, human connection, and the...