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Youth for Climate Action Panel


Theater Arts Main Stage

Start Time

5/9/2019 11:15 AM

End Time

5/9/2019 12:35 PM


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 and 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.

Distinguished panelists:

  • 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)

Panel Details

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.



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