- This event has passed.
Youth v. Gov Discussion
May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Faith communities around the country and nation are watching Youth v. Gov together this month through Interfaith Power & Light. Find a screening near you, or you can still sign up to host a screening with your congregation or green team. Learn more about the film.
Then, join us for a discussion of the film and ongoing similar lawsuits led by Oregon-based Our Children’s Trust. This discussion will provide an opportunity to hear from youth plaintiffs as well as an attorney from Our Children’s Trust. We will hear about the experiences and concerns of these two plaintiffs, how their spiritual traditions relate to their climate work, and what we can do to support their ongoing efforts. We will learn about the strategy of litigation for ensuring the United States shifts toward a just and sustainable future. There will be opportunities to reflect on the film, hear from guest speakers, and engage in a question and answer time.
This discussion will feature staff attorney David Schwartz and two youth plaintiffs from Florida: Levi D and Valholly F. Levi lives on a barrier island impacted by hurricanes. He is a plaintiff in the case featured in Youth v. Gov, Juliana v. United States, as well as in a case called Reynolds v. State of Florida. Valholly is Indigenous and lives on the Hollywood Indian Reservation. She is a plaintiff in Reynolds v. State of Florida.
Consider inviting youth from your faith community to watch the film and engage in this discussion!
For consideration to add a faith-based or community event on the EMO Calendar, please fill out our Event Submission Form.