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Livestream Lecture: Discussion About Youth Suing US Government Over Right to Safe Climate
February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Julia Olson, executive director of Our Children’s Trust, will give a public lecture that will draw from Our Children’s Trust’s experience leading a global climate recovery campaign, elevating the voice of youth—those with most at stake in the climate crisis—to favorably impact their futures through advocacy, public education and civic engagement. Our Children’s Trust has gained national attention for supporting 21 young people (one of which is a Dickinson student) who have brought a landmark federal lawsuit against the president and multiple federal agencies. They argue the federal government’s affirmative actions supporting fossil fuel development and consumption violate the plaintiffs’ constitutional and public trust rights.