Saturday session • Nov 20, 2:45-4:00 PM
Still Hopeful: Intergenerational Dialogue on Climate Activism and our Future
with Maude Barlow
Maude Barlow will discuss her new book (to be released in March 2022) called Still Hopeful: Lessons from a Lifetime of Activism with two young Canadian climate activists.
This intergenerational dialogue will explore the vital role that hope plays in activism and the many lessons learned from one of Canada's most prominent activists for people and the planet. The young climate activists will talk about their own inspiring activism at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow Scotland and reflect on how youth are engaging in the democratic process and advocating to build the future we need.
Haruun Ali is an activist, environmentalist, and community organizer. In 2021, he ran for Edmonton City Council unsuccessfully but managed to build a campaign from the ground up at the age of eighteen. His current work focuses on issues like policing, public transit, housing, as well as the environment and climate change.
Sadie Vipond is a fifteen-year-old Grade 10 student who lives in Calgary, Alberta. She attended COP26 in Glasgow Scotland where she was interviewed by national media on youth climate activism. Back home in Canada, she was also interviewed by The Sprawl. Sadie is one of fifteen litigants suing the federal Canadian government for a safe climate future for her and all youth. She has a passion for the outdoors and feels happiest when she is skiing in the mountains, hiking Alberta’s Badlands in search of dinosaur fossils, and everything in between. Sadie is working toward a safe climate future for all creatures, which hinges on preventing the worst effects of the climate emergency.