Isha Clarke, who is cofounder and activist with Youth Vs Apocalypse, and a recent high school graduate born, raised, and educated in Oakland, California, will be moderating the panel, “Intergenerational Wisdom and the Future of the Earth Community” this year at FORUM2020.
Isha recognizes that climate change is the consequence of fundamental systems of oppression like white supremacy, capitalism, and colonialism. Because of this, people of color, indigenous communities, and working-class people are disproportionately burdened by impacts of climate catastrophe. Knowing this, Isha’s work is focused on building a movement that follows the leadership of frontline communities, creates solidarity between other fights for justice, and works to dismantle the systems of oppression that fuel climate change. As a result of this work, Isha was awarded the 2019 Brower Youth Award, 2020 Diller Tikkun Olam Award, and has become a nationally recognized speaker, presenter, and writer. Youth Vs Apocalypse
Please join us on Friday October 16 from 10am-1pm EST, for the free event focusing on the climate emergency. Watch a 3 min clip of our Temple of Understanding interview with Isha Clarke on the climate emergency below. For the full length interview, please click here.