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Youth Panelists Sought for Chatham University Panel Discussion About Pollution, Gender & Sexual

Updated: Sep 13, 2022

Mark your calendars for two upcoming panel discussions regarding the intersection of soil, air and water pollution and gender justice as well as sexual orientation justice co-hosted by Chatham University, GASP, and several other local groups.

The first event is slated from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and will feature a group of powerful intergenerational leaders who will share their work and the ways they think about changes to those systems. 

Chatham is also seeking youth panelists to tackle those same subjects at a second event slated for 6 p.m. Dec. 15. 

“Our goal is to help mobilize young people and educators to take action related to pollution, gender justice and sexual orientation justice in ways that create joy, resilience and increased access to health and other opportunities,” organizers noted.

Chatham is seeking youth speakers between the ages of  8-18 who are interested in participating in a panel to discuss actions they believe their communities are taking to increase environmental/health justice and gender/sexuality justice in our region. 

Artists, spoken word, videographers, and others are encouraged to submit to participate. This is a paid speaking opportunity. Please note: Those interested in serving as panelists must be available both Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 from 6-7pm for this opportunity. Dec. 1 will be a planning meeting so all panelists selected can meet each other.  To apply go here.

Organizers stressed that you do not need to work both on pollution AND gender or sexuality justice to submit to participate – they hope to build conversations between people who are activists and community builders that may not normally talk to each other.

Both events are free and open for all ages to attend – adults, high schoolers, middle schoolers and younger students who are passionate about this topic are welcome to register and participate in the free online event.

Can’t attend the live events but want to submit a question for the panelists and then watch the recordings? No worries! You can submit your question to the intergenerational panel here and register here. You can submit your questions to the youth panel here and register here.

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