A panel discussion on "how youth can be a powerful force for action on the climate crisis" will be held Thursday, May 9th with the following guests:
- Stuart Scott, Executive Director of ScientistsWarning.org and ScientistsWarning.tv. Stuart is a long-time eco-strategist, having contributed significantly to last year's COP24 (UN Climate Change Conference) by conducting interviews with prominent figures such as Greta Thunberg and Noam Chomsky.
- Patrick Hentschel, former SMC student and climate activist. Patrick is a Senior Advisor for the Center for Applied Consciousness, a collective of organizations based in northern California, jointly committed to raising consciousness around issues regarding health, environment, and individual fulfillment.
- Alex Schwartz, PhD (Santa Monica College, Chair of Psychology Department)
- D Garcia (Sunrise Movement Los Angeles, Lead Outreach Advocate)
- Walker Foley (Food & Water Watch, Senior Organizer)
- Alexander Nagy (Food & Water Watch, SoCal Organizer)
Some questions our panel will explore...
- How can we create and channel a sense of urgency into meaningful action?
- What types of actions can you take to make the biggest impact in the amount of time we have?
- Should disparate organizations align behind single targets to drive focused change?
- What is the role of personal choice-making (i.e., becoming vegan, not having kids) versus efforts to create system-level change? (i.e., the Green New Deal)
Date: Tuesday, May 9th
Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Theater Arts, Main Stage
**We recommend students register to attend to help track attendance
Youth for Climate Action Panel - Santa Monica College
We will address the true state of the climate crisis, as well as what changes are necessary to protect our shared future on Earth.