about this student-led Strand

Student-led activism in response to the climate crisis, racial and gender inequalities, and gun violence has become a powerful force. Young people are speaking out, organizing and and demanding action. This activism is happening on a local, national and global level.


On the afternoon of November 18, 2019 at the 2019 Independent Charter School Symposium, leaders and students from youth-led organizations gathered and discussed how they are addressing these issues. This session, led by youth organizers, featured a short presentation of the work these groups are doing, followed by a panel discussion of the role they want our schools to play in the struggle for climate justice and to help them become more effective advocates.

Students prepared and discussed a resolution that was then presented to CPICS Membership.


Artemisio Romero y Carver, Youth United 4 Climate Crisis Action

Seneca Johnson, Youth United 4 Climate Crisis Action

Jonathan Juarez, Fight for Our Lives

Emese Nagy, New Mexico Climate Strike

Arielle Martinez Cohen, This is Zero Hour

Ethan Wright, This is Zero Hour

Harper Gamble, Sunrise Movement

Session recording
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