facing the challenges of the climate crisis
student activism at #icss19
Catastrophic floods, droughts, fires and storms are now the norm. Marginalized communities across the nation — particularly Indigenous communities, disabled communities, and low-income communities are already disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis. Facing the challenges of the climate crisis should be a priority. What are we doing in our schools so that this and future generations of students can have a habitable world?
With student-led organizations like Fight For Our Lives, Zero Hour, US Youth Climate Strike, Thirstproject and Earth Uprising taking the lead, the Coalition of Public Independent Charter Schools is bringing these important discussions and conversations regarding the climate crisis to the 2019 Independent Charter School Symposium.
Join us on November 18, 2019, for an inspiring afternoon, as we call for action to combat the climate crisis. This is an opportunity for students and school leaders to show us how schools must change— change policy, curriculum, etc to face these challenges.
We are seeking students interested in participating in this discussion to share stories, present new ideas, and to guide us in innovative ways to save the earth. Please submit a proposal for a 10 minute presentation.
Proposals are due by August 20. Students will be notified of their participation no later than September 15th. 0