Writing for Justice with YVA
A Talk by Tongo Eisen-Martin, Nabila Abbas, Aniya Butler, Imani Cezanne, Samuel Getachew, Michelle "Mush" Lee Ed.M. and Darius Simpson
Youth VS Apocalypse,
Youth Vs Apocalypse,
Whole Story Group and
About this talk
Tongo Eisen-Martin, San Francisco Poet Laureate joins members of the Hip Hop Climate Justice Crew who will discuss how they turn their writing into their activism and organizing. Be ready to be wowed and inspired as they perform some of their pieces. Q and A.
“Youth Vs. Apocalypse is a diverse network of young climate justice activists working together to lift the voices of youth, in particular youth of color, and fight for a livable climate and an equitable, sustainable, and just world...”
Through Hip Hop YVA's intersectional analysis of the Climate Crisis becomes accessible. It becomes irresistible, even to those who may have never heard of Climate Change or Climate Justice. It becomes relatable to those who previously wrote it off or felt it wasn’t for them because of the racism and classism within the Environmental/Climate movement. Hip Hop and Climate Justice were both created in response to the results, impacts, and symptoms of systems of oppression, in resistance to these systems.