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  • 10:30-11:30 AM
    April 22
    tUrn10 GLOBAL ACTIVISM | AFRICA On the verge of the abyss: youth movement lead

    Vanessa Nakate

    On the verge of the abyss: youth movement leader Vanessa Nakate

    Activism flows naturally out of learning how to think critically. Learn about this inspirational icon, and what she has done to break open the climate realities of Uganda, the African continent, and the world. Screenings of Nakate’s most recent speeches, and exploration of her writings, led by tUrn director Kristin Kusanovich. zoom RSVP | in-person rsvp

  • 9:15-10:15 AM
    Apr 22

    picture of Diandra Marizet

    Intersectional Environmentalist


    a climate justice collective radically imagining a more 

    equitable + diverse future of environmentalism.

    Join Diandra Marizet for this kickoff to tUrn10.

    Diandra Marizet Esparza, Founding Executive Director or IE, will share an intro to intersectional environmentalism, and how she used her career experiences from entrepreneurship in fashion trend analytics to building mass awareness of how environmentalism intersects with business sectors.

    When communities of color, who are impacted the most by environmental injustices and are also leading the way in creating solutions, are included in environmental decision-making, movements, and educational systems, environmentalism will be brighter, more equitable, and more revolutionary for all. RSVP  in-person rsvp


    Diandra Marizet Esparza is a published writer, poet, and cultural organizer who has emerged as a globally recognized leader of modern environmental movements in the United States for her work building Intersectional Environmentalist - a non-profit organization increasing awareness and access to education about intersectional environmentalism and driving support toward grassroots environmental justice efforts. Connecting her fashion background in brand storytelling and trend analytics, and a personal love and study of cultural connection to environment, Diandra’s influence has helped solidify culture, art and storytelling as powerful tools for environmental advocacy for millions of people. Diandra’s combines cultural organizing, art and environmental research to create and amplify intergenerational healing tools that strengthen environmental agency for all communities.

  • 12:00-12:45 PM
    April 22
    Black-Led Reforestation Efforts | 100K Trees for Humanity & the CA Urban Greenbelt Initiative

    Amos White

    with Amos White, Chief Planting Officer & Founder of 100K Trees for Humanity. Learn how this Black-led, urban reforestation nonprofit is planting the planet, & organizing cities, schools, and communities to plant trees at scale for climate, equity, and health. This project is partially funded by the Multicultural Learning Grants from the Office for Multicultural Learning.  zoom RSVP | in-person rsvp

    Amos White is Founder and Chief Planting Officer of 100K Trees for Humanity. He created 100K Trees in 2019 as a political and community climate action response to America's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Since its founding, 100K Trees has planted more than 500 trees and formed partnerships with the Sierra Club, American Forests, Cal Haas School of Business, Peralta Community College District, and others. Amos was appointed to CALFIRE's Urban Forestry Advisory Committee in 2021 and appointed to the Alameda County Agricultural Advisory Committee in 2022 where he serves as Urban Ag Chair. Amos authored and promotes the CA Urban Greenbelt Initiative to plant trees at scale for climate, for equity and for health in 433 CA communities by 2030. He is a resident of Alameda, CA, where it all began. Amos White - Online Bio 
  • 2:15-3:15 PM and 3:30-4:30 PM
    Apr 22
    How to be an Activist & an Ally | Fighting for survival and solidarity in a climate crisis

    Profile photo of Shannon Rivers with a background of green hills

    with Shannon Rivers, Akimel O'odham, tUrn indigenous keynote. Mr. Rivers offers ways in which we might move from the mere study of concepts of solidarity and justice, to being people who participate in informed actions in the world. Working for the human rights of environmental activists who have been persecuted, and speaking for Indigenous led-causes and campaigns, Mr. Rivers opens up a critical conversation in the midst of a devastating situation of runaway global warming that is shared, and in some cases facilitated, by BIPOC and non-BIPOC people alike. 

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