UPDATE: listen to the audio recording of this event.
If you were born during or after the early 1980s, you have lived your entire life with the threat of climate change. In fact, for those in their 20s and 30s, the future itself has been an entirely uncertain prospect; with promises of heat and drought and disease and flooding, the coming decades can feel less like shining possibilities than disasters in waiting.
What does it feel like to grow up with the threat of climate change? What are some of the ways we might deal with an uncertain future, and how might we find personal power and a sense of mission in its shadow?
On December 18, at 4 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Pacific, we’ll explore these questions and more during Orion’s monthly live web event, featuring Kandi Mossett, Timothy Denherder-Thomas, Joshua Kahn-Russell, and Deirdre Smith, four young leaders working to define new futures in an uncertain century. The event is free and open to all, with Q & A to follow.
Kandi is the energy and climate campaign organizer at the Indigenous Environmental Network. Since joining IEN in 2007, she has worked to bridge generational gaps in tribal communities while connecting the local to the international in the fight for just climate and energy solutions for all. She lives in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Timothy is a co-founder of Grand Aspirations, an organization of young people working to build youth leadership in the green economy. A recipient of the 2008 Brower Youth Award and the 2009 Mario Savio Award, he lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Joshua is an organizer working to bridge movements for ecological balance and racial justice. He has worked internationally with civil society groups at United Nations Climate Negotiations and has been a leading voice in the youth climate movement, helping to win campaigns to stop corporations from fueling our addiction to oil and coal. He lives in San Francisco.
Deirdre is leading 350.org‘s Divestment Campaign, working with more than thirty campuses along the U.S. West Coast to divest their endowments from fossil fuels. Deirdre started as a climate justice organizer in communities facing the front line of climate impacts in the Southwest. She lives in Oakland, California.
The event is free to join, will be moderated by Orion staff, and is open to all readers and friends. Register here.
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