Youth Climate Justice Activists

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Autumn Peltier (b. 2004, @autumn.peltier) is a Canadian First Nations water protector that has spoken at the United Nations and Assembly of First Nations. She is the chief water commissioner of the Anishinabek Nation.

Jerome Foster II (b. 2002, @jeromefosterII) is a climate activist that helped to organize climate marches across the Washington, D.C. area and spoke at the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights in April 2019 and the United Nations Youth Climate Summit in September 2019. He also is the director of OneMillionofUs and a reporter at The Climate Report.

Leah Namugerwa (b. 2005, @NamugerwaLeah) is an Ugandan climate activist that organizes school-based Fridays for Future Uganda and speaks out about climate injustice. She’s currently leading a petition to force the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, to turn an announced plastic bag ban into reality. 

Vic Barrett (b. 2000, @vict_barrett) is an Afro-Indigenous climate activist and has joined a lawsuit with 20 other young people suing the U.S. Federal Government for violating young people’s constitutional rights by developing and encouraging fossil fuel infrastructure and use.

Isra Hirsi (b. 2003, @israhirsi) is an Africa-American climate activist and coordinated the organization of hundreds of student-led strikes across the United States. She co-founded the U.S. Youth Climate Strike, the American arm of a global youth climate change movement, in January 2019.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (b. 2000, @xiuhtezcatl) an indigenous-Latinx climate activist that has given numerous talks in front of the UN in English, Spanish, and Nahuatl. He is a hip hop artist and the youth director of Earth Guardians, a worldwide conservation organization. 

Xiye Bastida (b. 2002, @xiyebastida) is a Mexican-Chilean climate activist and a member of the Otomi-Toltec nation. She organizes Fridays for Future New York City and serves on on the administration committee of the People’s Climate Movement and a member of Sunrise Movement and Extinction Rebellion.