Climate + Justice: Young Activists Speak Out

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.

Join us for this special program! Educators and students who register for this program will receive one free copy of Vanessa’s new book, A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis. Special thanks to the Ken & Jaclyn Broad Family Foundation. Additional books may be purchased at the Club’s online bookstore.

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Vanessa Nakate photo by and copyright Esther-Ruth_Mbabazi.

Speakers
Image - Samir Chowdhury
Samir Chowdhury
Founder and Executive Director, Youth Climate Action Team, Inc.
Image - Vanessa Nakate
Vanessa Nakate
Author, A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis
Image - Zaria Romero
Zaria Romero
Climate Generation Delegate, COP26; Junior, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Image - Darren Zook
Darren Zook
Professor, Global Studies and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley