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January 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Speaker Series Featuring Maine’s Youth Climate Justice Activists
Young adults throughout Maine are innovating, organizing, and leading efforts to connect and address the most pressing social and environmental issues we face, and many have garnered statewide, national, and international recognition and accolades. Join us for a youth-led monthly webinar series highlighting youth climate justice activists and their stories from across the state. Each one-hour session will focus on a different individual and the intersectional leadership work they are doing in their community and beyond.
Brought to you by Maine Audubon, Maine Climate Action Now, Maine Youth for Climate Justice, MEAA Changemakers, Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative
Jan. 5, 4:30 pm: Sirohi Kumar—Facing a Climate Emergency
Join us for a conversation with Sirohi Kumar, 16, a climate activist in Bar Harbor, Maine. As a founding member of the Climate Emergency Action Coalition (CEAC), she helped pass a Climate Emergency Declaration in Bar Harbor and is currently serving as the Youth Representative on the Bar Harbor Climate Emergency Task Force. She is also a racial justice organizer and directly contributed to the formation of the AOS 91 Anti-Racism Task Force, upon which she currently serves as a student representative.
Sirohi’s talk will cover a relatively misunderstood topic in youth activism: performative activism. Using personal experience, Sirohi will dissect the mindset behind activism aimed at gathering social capital (called “cloutivism”), and discuss the dangers it poses to both youth activists and social justice movements. Register here.