In September, assistant professor Seth Holmes was honored by OUT for Sustainability at the first annual Fab Planet Summit. OUT4S is a volunteer-run organization, based in Seattle, dedicated to mobilizing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community for social and environmental action.
“Dr. Seth M. Holmes has made incredible contributions in social justice, food systems, and LGBTQ community organizing, which is why we are honoring him at Fab Planet,” the organization wrote in an announcement about the summit.
The OUT4S Honoree award has been given out five times since the organization was founded in 2008. The intent of the award is to recognize the amazing people who are doing the work at the intersections of identity and values.
Holmes is a cultural anthropologist and physician whose work focuses broadly on social hierarchies, health inequalities, and the ways in which such inequalities are naturalized and normalized in society and in health care.
Holmes gave a keynote address at the summit, which took place on September 13 in Seattle. He spoke about social hierarchies, “received knowledge,” and power, through experiences he had living and traveling with indigenous Mexican farmworkers in order to write his book, Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies.
By Linda Anderberg