Climate + Justice: Young Activists Speak Out

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As the devastating effects of climate change take hold around the world, young people are demanding action from global leaders and, increasingly, taking action themselves. Ask a teenager or young adult which issues they think are most pressing in the world today, and climate will often top the list.

One of the goals of our Creating Citizens initiative is to provide a forum for youth to meet and learn from peers and civic leaders about the complex and often controversial issues that are important to them. So it is with special pride that we present a panel of young climate activists discussing their own work and the power of youth to address the climate crisis and issues of racial and social injustice around the world.

SPEAKERS

Samir Chowdhury

Founder and Executive Director, Youth Climate Action Team, Inc.

Vanessa Nakate

Author, A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis

Zaria Romero

Climate Generation Delegate, COP26; Junior, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Darren Zook

Professor, Global Studies and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on December 1st, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California.

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