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Past Event

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.

Notes

This is a free, online-only program; you must pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event. We welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming.

Educators and students who register for this program will receive one complimentary copy of Vanessa Nakate’s new book, A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis. To receive your free book, please select the "free registration" ticket and use the comment box to tell us if you are a student or an educator, and your school or organization name. Special thanks to the Ken & Jaclyn Broad Family Foundation. Additional copies may be purchased at the Club’s online bookstore.

Vanessa Nakate photo by and copyright Esther-Ruth_Mbabazi.

December 1, 2021

The Commonwealth Club of California
United States

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
Format

9:30–10:30 a.m. program
(all times PST)