Bayspark 2023: Youth Action for Climate and Environmental Justice (Bayview)
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Southeast Community Center | 1550 Evans Ave. San Francisco, CA 94124
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BaySpark 2023: Igniting Youth Action for Climate and Environmental Justice
Join us for an exciting event that will empower young people to make a difference in the fight against climate change and environmental injustice. BaySpark 2023 is a gathering of passionate individuals who are ready to take action and create positive change in our world.
Presented by the Marie Harrison Foundation / “Can We Live”
Date: September 23,2023
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Southeast Community Center, 1550 Evans Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA
At BaySpark 2023, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, learn from inspiring speakers, and participate in interactive workshops. Discover practical ways to reduce your carbon footprint, advocate for environmental justice, and create sustainable solutions.
Whether you’re a seasoned activist or just starting your journey, this event is for you. Together, we can ignite a spark of change and create a better future for our planet.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of the movement. Register now and let’s ignite youth action for climate and environmental justice!
- Raising Awareness: Gain insights into the science underpinning climate change, the socio-economic consequences of environmental decline, and the pivotal role of youth in championing sustainability.
- Empowering Youth: Cultivate leadership proficiencies, delve into advocacy strategies, and forge connections with like-minded peers, fostering a robust movement for environmental justice.
- Engaging the Community: Design action blueprints and tactics to nurture sustainability and environmental equity within schools, neighborhoods, and urban landscapes.
Schedule for the Day:
10:00am – 10:30am Event Kickoff and Keynote Speaker
10:45am – 12:00pm Workshop: Engaging Youth in Defending the Inflation Reduction Act: A Multi Platform Approach – Facilitated by Jacqueline Omotalde, Climate Investments National Director at Dream.org * Separate Eventbrite sign up required – 50 participants max
This workshop aims to equip youth attendees with the tools and knowledge to defend the Inflation Reduction Act through new media, social media, and traditional civic engagement. Jacquelyn Omotalade, an expert in climate investments and environmental justice, will guide participants through effective strategies to engage policymakers and the public in supporting the Act.
10:45pm – 1:45pm Ongoing Workshops
- Air Quality Testing
- Water Quality Testing
- Arts Expression Workshop
- Policy and Action Planning
- Networking Opportunities
- Nature Based Solutions
- Blue and Green Career Pathways
Free lunch will be served from 12:00pm – 12:30pm
2:00pm -3:00pm Marie Harrison Community Foundation Scholarship Announcements and Youth Talent Showcase
Supporting Partners: Leaders4E.A.R.T.H, Party For Socialism & Liberation, Value Culture, Malik Seneferu, Bayview Alliance, Surfrider Foundation San Francisco, 350 BayArea, The Y, the Port of San Francisco, Literacy for Environment Justice, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, The Links Incorporated, 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations, San Francisco Environment Department, Enterprise for Youth, Youth Art Exchange, Wild Oyster Project, Refuse Refuse.
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