An Intersection Between Environmental and Social Justice
Youth vs Gov takes an intimate look at 21 courageous youth who are leading a groundbreaking lawsuit against the U.S. government, asserting that it has willfully acted in creating our climate crisis, endangering their constitutional rights. If they’re successful, they’ll not only make history, they’ll change the future. Join one of the youth plaintiffs from the lawsuit (nineteen year-old Victoria Barrett) and Christi Cooper, the filmmaker documenting the case, in an interactive workshop for people of all ages. We will address the importance of storytelling in film, the power of sharing our stories, and how youth of all ages can assert their rights and use their voice. Learn about your constitutional rights, the importance of citizen democracy, and how to use your voice for the better good of your country (and climate).
Christi Cooper is an award-winning documentary filmmaker from Bozeman, MT, who focuses on using film and storytelling to empower people to use their voices for change.
Victoria Barrett is a 19-year-old college student from White Plains, NY, who is one of 21 youth plaintiffs suing the U.S. government in a landmark constitutional climate change lawsuit.