SAL/UER Forums for Climate Week

September 21-27, 2020

Activists of all ages from around the world will speak about the impact of climate change on their people, their work, and stories of hope and courage in activism.

Voices of Latin America

Tuesday, September 22

4:00 — 5:30 PM EDT
20:00 — 21:30 UTC

Followed by optional support group

In Spanish and English

People from Latin America will speak from their personal experiences on how their countries and communities are being impacted by climate change now. They will share their experiences of organizing in Latin America to end the climate emergency.

Pacific Island Voices

Thursday, September 24

6:00 — 7:45 PM EDT
22:00 — 23:45 UTC

Followed by optional support group

In English, interpreted into Tagalog, Bisaya and Japanese

Indigenous people have occupied the Pacific Islands for thousands of years, living sustainably and compatibly with the environment. People from the Pacific Islands will speak from their personal experiences on how the climate crisis threatens their homes, way of life, their very existence -- and how they organize to stop it.

Youth Leading on the Climate Emergency

Friday, September 25

10:00—11:30 AM EDT
14:00—15:30 UTC

Followed by optional support group

In English, Spanish and French

Young people and young adults are playing leading roles in our organizations and movements. Younger activists will speak about their personal experiences and challenges as they organize against climate change and for climate justice.

Indigenous Voices

Saturday, September 26

4:00 — 6:00 PM EDT
20:00 — 22:00 UTC

Followed by optional support group

In Spanish, French and English

Indigenous people from around the world will share from their personal experiences on how their people, their land, and their existence are impacted by the climate emergency, and how they organize to stop it.

African Voices

Sunday, September 27

10:00 — 11:30 AM EDT
14:00 — 15:30 UTC

Followed by optional support group

In English, interpreted into Siswati, Igbo, Land French

People from Africa will speak from their personal experiences on how their countries and communities are being impacted by climate change now. They will share their experiences of organizing in Africa to end the climate emergency.

The Impact of the Climate Emergency on Frontline Communities

Friday, November 13

18:00 — 20:30 GMT
1:00 — 3:30 PM EST

Followed by optional support group

In English, Interpreted into Spanish, French and Hungarian

Indigenous people from around the world will share from their personal experiences on how their people, their land, and their existence are impacted by the climate emergency, and how they organize to stop it.

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