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WNY Youth Climate Action Summit
July 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
On Facebook Live. Please bring sheets of blank scrap paper & markers to the workshop.
NYS Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act: The Most Aggressive State Climate Plan in the Nation
Workshop description: This workshop will give an overview of NYS’s boldest climate legislation bill (Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act) which passed in June 2019 and identify how we can engage our communities to ensure WNY will receive the resources needed for a just transition.
Presenter bios: Emily Dyett’s work centers on youth leadership and development through climate justice advocacy and education. In addition to her educational background in Media, Society & the Arts and Environmental Science, Dyett also has experience in outdoor education, community outreach, and organizing to advocate for policies that protect people AND the planet. As the Youth Coordinator for the WNY Environmental Alliance, Dyett also works closely in partnership with the WNY Youth Climate Council and their campaign to Declare a Climate Emergency and pass a Climate Resolution.
Geovaira Hernandez is an Afro-latinx Bronx native working to dismantle white supremacy, colonialism, environmental racism and all subsequent forms of oppression through lived experience, organizing people and policy. She uses her degrees, Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Masters in Education, within her life’s purpose and work― making the connections between climate change and how it relates to peoples’ identities. She prioritizes popular education and political education to learn and teach about these systems and how we have the solutions necessary for liberation.