From courtrooms to diplomatic enclaves youth advocates are clamoring to make their voices heard. Are they having any impact on the political process?
The Climate Progress blog called college student Abigail Borah the “Hero of Durban” after her stand-up appeal for faster action at the Durban climate conference. Adarsha Shivakumar is among a group of youths who have filed suit against the federal and state governments claiming they have a legal responsibility to protect the atmosphere for future generations. Tania Pulido was an at risk youth in Richmond. Then she become a food justice advocate and got her life on track. Now she’s a college student and plugged into national networks of youth who share her values and passions.
Join us for a conversation with youth trying to build a cleaner future starting now. Students from several middle and high schools will be in the audience. After recording the Climate One radio and TV show, attendees will engage in youth-led breakout discussions. Adults can join or hang back while sipping wine and nibbling on heavy snacks.
Abigail Borah, Middlebury student advocate, SustainUS.org
Tania Pulido, Green For All Fellow; Brower Youth Award winner
Adarsha Shivakumar, Stanford student, litigation plaintiff
Date: Monday, March 26
Time: 5:30 pm check in, 6:00 pm program, 7:00 pm networking reception
Location: The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, San Francisco
Cost: $20 standard, FREE for members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Web site: http://www.climate-one.org