Black History Month!

Join us in celebrating our young, resilient Black environmental leaders and the inspiring change they are creating!

Isha Clarke, Oakland, CA

Isha Clarke, a 16 year old from Oakland, California, is one of the original members of Youth vs. Apocalypse, a diverse group of youth activists who came together to protest a coal terminal being built in an under-resourced community of color in Oakland. Isha decided to organize and to fight for environmental justice for her community.

Watch Isha’s Brower Youth Awards Video!

Isra Hirsi, Minneapolis, MN

 Isra Hirsi is a 16 year old from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the US Youth Climate Strike, which focuses on fighting the climate crisis through climate strikes and climate policy. She wanted to create a group/movement centered around the complexities of climate change and its impact on black and brown communities. The youth climate strikers are working towards full representation and highlighting people and communities most impacted by climate change.

Watch Isra Hirsi’s Brower Youth Awards Video! 

A beautiful, inspiring, and powerful poem by youth Environmentalist Amanda Gorman

More Resources from our KIDS for the BAY Staff!

Check out this Black History Month Trivia Hour being held online by the Oakland Public Library!

Visit Marcus Books in Oakland! Marcus Books is the nation’s oldest Black-owned independent bookstore! “It is a space that affirms and reflects back every beautiful shade of black. At Marcus Books we understand literature as essential to building cultural competency and intellectual awareness.” 

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