Join us in celebrating our young, resilient Black environmental leaders and the inspiring change they are creating!
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.
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.
A beautiful, inspiring, and powerful poem by youth Environmentalist Amanda Gorman
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.”