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Rogue Climate Cinema Project Presents: Celebrating Youth Leadership

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST

Free

Join the virtual film screenings on Thursday, February 23 from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
At the SOU Climate Justice Conference
(1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, OR 97520)

The Rogue Climate Cinema Project is hosting another FREE film screening on Thursday, February 23 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the SOU Climate Justice Conference. Rogue Climate Cinema Project is a series of film screenings about climate justice, hosted in collaboration with Working Films. The theme for this screening is Celebrating Youth Leadership with the film YOUTH v GOV. There will also be a panel discussion with Rogue Climate about local youth programs in the Rogue Valley.

Film Description

YOUTH v GOV: YOUTH v GOV is the story of the Juliana v. The United States of America constitutional lawsuit and the 21 American youth, ages 14 to 25, who are taking on the world’s most powerful government. Since 2015, the legal non-profit Our Children’s Trust, has been representing these youth in their landmark case against the U.S. government for violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty, personal safety, and property through their willful actions in creating the climate crisis they will inherit. 

As leaders in the youth climate movement, the twenty-one plaintiffs of Juliana v. The United States of America represent the diversity of American youth impacted by the climate crisis. They hail from 10 states: Florida, Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Louisiana, and New York. These film characters encompass cultural, economic and geographic diversity and many come from marginalized communities, serving as beacons of hope for those who do not have a platform to share their own stories. They are African-American, Indigenous, white, bi-racial, and LGBTQ, and their diversity speaks not only to the impacts of climate change, but to the inclusion required if we are to build a better and more just future together. These young people are activists, students, artists, musicians, and farmers, and their stories are universal.

About the Rogue Climate’s Cinema Project: This film series is an opportunity for a broader and deeper connection within the community by starting conversation around critical issues to builds toward meaningful collective action. These events are opportunities for people to come together, discuss issues affecting their communities, spark inspiration by the actions in the films. Stay tuned for future in-person film screenings
and conversation.

Details

Date:
February 23
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST
Cost:
Free

Venue

SOU Climate Justice Conference
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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