April 16, 2019

As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, panelists Daniel Adel, Helena Birecki and Abby Carlstad of the Sunrise Movement will discuss "We are Sunrise: Building a Movement of Young People to Stop the Climate Crisis with a Green New Deal."

The Sunrise Movement was founded by youth leaders in April of 2017, and in its short existence has managed to get the Green New Deal jointly introduced into both houses of Congress. The success of Sunrise's mass organizing and direct actions has led over 400 organizations, major Presidential hopefuls, and more than 100 Members of Congress to support this climate-jobs framework to transition the national economy off fossil fuels by 2030.

This panel explores what's next in the race to save ourselves from the climate crisis, and strategies for uniting to succeed—like building coalitions with student groups—while keeping intergenerational and inter-community justice central in the solutions. There will be ample time for audience questions.

The Sustainable Futures Speaker Series is sponsored by the Schatz Energy Research Center, the Environment & Community graduate program, and the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at Humboldt State University.

The presentation will take place Thursday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. in Founders Hall 118 on the HSU campus.

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