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Monday, September 28 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
FIRST LOOK: YOUTH v GOV, on the Front Lines of Climate Justice

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This panel features the Director and characters of the soon-to-be-released feature documentary YOUTH v GOV, discussing how young people are fighting to protect their constitutional rights and holding their government accountable for its role in causing the climate crisis.

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Chip Giller

Founder, Grist
Chip Giller founded Grist in 1999, intent on using a new type of journalism to engage the next generation on environmental issues. Grist, which publishes online, now has an audience of more than 2.5 million, and has been especially successful reaching readers in their 20s and 30s... Read More →
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Christi Cooper

Director & Producer of YOUTH v GOV
An Emmy-award winning cinematographer with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and an MS in Microbiology, Christi communicates complex issues through storytelling and visual narrative to create human connection and impact around the most pressing issues of our time. She left a successful academic... Read More →
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Kelsey Juliana

Plaintiff, Juliana v. the United States
Kelsey of Eugene, Oregon, has engaged in climate activism since age 10. When she was 15 she co-filed a lawsuit, with the support of nonprofit Our Children’s Trust, against the Oregon State Governor, asking for a climate emissions reduction plan and to protect the atmosphere under... Read More →
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Vic Barrett

Plaintiff, Juliana v. the United States
Vic is a Democracy Organizer for ACE in the state of Wisconsin. Based in Madison, he is proud to get the opportunity to encourage young people to exercise their right to vote and educate them on the reality of climate change. Barrett witnessed the reality of climate change firsthand... Read More →
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Julia Olson

Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel, Our Children’s Trust
Julia Olson graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, with a J.D. in 1997. For the first part of her 22-year career, Julia represented grassroots conservation groups working to protect the environment, organic agriculture, and human health. After becoming... Read More →

Monday September 28, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm MDT