“It’s Our Lives” - Youth Speak Out On Climate and Guns
Start: June 10, 2018• 7:00 PM • Atlantic Time (Canada) (GMT-04:00)
Host Contact Info: Catherine Skopic
Youth from several organizations speak out on concerns for their future in a world that is
fast becoming increasingly too dangerous from urgent climate change and gun violence.
Our young people are taking the lead in raising awareness and working for lasting
change. This webinar, sponsored by Interfaith Moral Action on Climate, will give you the
opportunity to hear from several of these courageous young people.
Valentina Ossa, "We Your Children"
Valentina Ossa is a water protector and activist and has been speaking out against
fracking since she was three years old. As a member of “We Your Children.” Valentina
participated in “An Urgent Message From Your Children,” “a Public Service Video Series
featuring children speaking in their own words to adults, expressing their fears,
concerns and their hopes for the future of our planet and making an appeal to all of us
to respond with appropriate urgency.” Valentina is now 11 years old and a 5th grade
student. Both her Mother and Grandfather are activists.
Zanagee Artis, "Zero Hour"
Zanagee is a founding member of "Zero Hour." He is a High School student from Connecticut
who will attend Brown University in the fall with plans to study political science. From making
his family recycle to founding his school's first "Sustainability Committee," Zanagee has cared
about fighting pollution and climate change for years.
Kiran Oommen, "Our Children's Trust"
Kiran is a community organizer, gardener and musician, currently studying sociology at Seattle
University. Aside from his work as a plaintiff on the Juliana vs. US lawsuit, he is on the Board
of Directors for the Civil Liberties Defense Center, organizes radical community events and
concerts in Seattle, and associates with a variety of direct action collectives in the Pacific
Northwest. Kiran fronts the anarchist folk punk collective known as Geophagia, and plays guitar
in the hardcore punk band Donde Estaas.