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Tuesday, May 24 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
The Pressures on the Youth Climate Movement: Do We Expect Youth to Do It All? 

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From participation at COP26 in Glasgow to local activists who have changed the outcomes of congressional elections, the youth climate movement’s motivation and power gives many hope in the fight against the climate crisis. It is common to hear those outside the movement express trust that the new generation will save the planet. This panel explores the great expectations that Americans place in the youth movement to make the necessary strides in combating the climate crisis. The discussion focuses on youth activist voices and the ways we can work together for major change for the future.  

Available for CEUs from APA, AIA & ASLA

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Liz Donovan

Climate Reporter, City Limits
Liz Donovan is a reporter covering climate and environmental justice for City Limits, and is a corps member with Report for America. Liz previously worked as a global migration project fellow with Columbia Journalism Investigations and interned on the climate desk at Agence France-Presse... Read More →
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Sarah Seidman

Puffin Foundation Curator of Social Activism, Museum of the City of New York
Dr. Sarah Seidman is the Puffin Foundation Curator of Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York. She curates the ongoing exhibition Activist New York, which explores centuries of activist histories in New York City. She has also curated the exhibitions Beyond Suffrage... Read More →
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Saad Amer

CoFounder, Plus1Vote
Saad Amer is an environmentalist, activist and the co-founder of Plus1Vote, an organization fighting for voting rights and increasing the representation of youth and BIPOC communities in our democracy. Reaching millions, the organization rallies voters on issues like climate change... Read More →
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Lonnie Portis

Environmental Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Lonnie “LJ” Portis is an environmental policy and advocacy coordinator at WE ACT for Environmental Justice, focusing on the organization’s New York City policy initiatives. Working as a policy and management consultant before joining WE ACT, LJ collaborated with a New York City... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2022 11:20am - 12:10pm EDT
Room 118 (1st Floor)