Thousands of young activists are at the Washington, DC, Convention Center this weekend for the PowerShift 2011 conference. Power Shift 2011 seeks to mark a turning point for the youth climate movement – an emergence into a position of leadership in the political battle for a clean energy transformation.
Climate Science Watch will be there.
Some of the most transformative movements have been led by young people who were not afraid to speak truth to power and demonstrate their commitment to radical changes.
Power Shift 2011 is a project of the Energy Action Coalition, a coalition of 50 youth-led environmental and social justice groups.
Today – Saturday, April 16, at 3:30 p.m. – I will be participating on a panel that is one of many panels, workshops, and training sessions at the conference. The title of the session is “Winning the Climate Argument: Health, National Security, Economics, and Climate Denial.”
On Monday April 18, the gathering will conclude with a rally at the White House followed by two marches, one to Capitol Hill and the other “from one corporate polluter’s office to another” (including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) in downtown Washington. Participants will spend Monday afternoon lobbying in Congressional offices.