Date

May 15 2024
Expired!

Time

9:00 am – 10:30 am

In recent years, a groundswell of young people from every corner of the globe have been rising up to spearhead movements reimagining how we as humanity must restructure our societies. From the frontlines of the climate crisis to the struggle for social and environmental justice, today’s youth raising their voices in a collective call for change.

These are the voices ushering in a new paradigm – one that recodes old views and integrates our deeper understanding of one-ness in the relationship between humanity and the biosphere. They are voices that seek and act for a world that is just, inclusive and that sustains life for all. They carry the stories that can remake our collective human presence on this planet for generations to come.

Building on our conversations this Spring, the RFN and Impact Trust, together with the Millenium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) invite you to join us for an important conversation with Earth Guardians and others to explore “The Future Unfolding: the people and stories that will remake the world.”

Drawing inspiration from the passion and innovation of youth leaders from different parts of the world, this conversation seeks to align with the overarching theme of reimagining a humanising society. With the participation of Vic Barrett, Mensa Kwami Tsedze, and Rena Kawasaki—prominent figures in climate activism, governance and socio-political leadership—this dialogue underscores the critical role of younger generations in crafting the narratives that will drive us towards a more equitable, sustainable, and interconnected future.

The conversation will be facilitated by Joan Diamond, Executive Director of the MAHB, an organisation whose mission is to address existential threats to humanity and the biosphere by reawakening this understanding through holistic, multicultural, multigenerational storytelling, dialogue and action. By featuring stories of the resilience, innovation, and leadership from young people, this conversation aims to inspire and galvanise participants, highlighting the power of collective action and the urgency of now. It presents a unique opportunity for philanthropy to support and engage with the visions and solutions brought forth by youth, as we navigate the polycrisis with newfound hope and determination for a thriving world.

We invite you to a conversation with three visionary young people taking the lead to transform our failing systems and ways of being. They are the architects of the new stories we so desperately need.

  • Vic Barrett – American climate activist using the power of storytelling to catalyze action on the climate emergency.
  • Mensa Kwami Tsedze – Togolese ecologist and Earth Guardians’ Africa Programs Director championing environmental protection through grassroots activism and policy change.
  • Rena Kawasaki – At just 18, this Japanese youth leader has already been an award-winning voice for human rights, youth participation in politics, and corporate responsibility.

Join us for this profound dialogue to hear their visions, their passion, and the narratives they are birthing to contribute to humanity’s transition to a life-sustaining future. REGISTER IN ADVANCE ON ZOOM!

Mensa Kwami Tsedze – Africa Program Director for Earth Guardians, holds a bachelor’s degree in animal biology from the University of Lome, Togo, and a master’s degree in ecology and ecosystem management at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal….
Rena Kawasaki Born in Osaka Prefecture in 2005, Rena has been involved in self-facilitated human rights action since 9 years old, focusing on issues of education and the lack of youth participation in politics. In 2020, at the age of…
Vic Barrett is an American climate activist and a plaintiff in Juliana v. United States and appeared in a documentary about the case, Youth v. Gov. After experiencing Hurricane Sandy, Barrett joined the nonprofit Global Kids when he was 14….

Date

May 15 2024
Expired!

Time

9:00 am – 10:30 am

In recent years, a groundswell of young people from every corner of the globe have been rising up to spearhead movements reimagining how we as humanity must restructure our societies. From the frontlines of the climate crisis to the struggle for social and environmental justice, today’s youth raising their voices in a collective call for change.

These are the voices ushering in a new paradigm – one that recodes old views and integrates our deeper understanding of one-ness in the relationship between humanity and the biosphere. They are voices that seek and act for a world that is just, inclusive and that sustains life for all. They carry the stories that can remake our collective human presence on this planet for generations to come.

Building on our conversations this Spring, the RFN and Impact Trust, together with the Millenium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) invite you to join us for an important conversation with Earth Guardians and others to explore “The Future Unfolding: the people and stories that will remake the world.”

Drawing inspiration from the passion and innovation of youth leaders from different parts of the world, this conversation seeks to align with the overarching theme of reimagining a humanising society. With the participation of Vic Barrett, Mensa Kwami Tsedze, and Rena Kawasaki—prominent figures in climate activism, governance and socio-political leadership—this dialogue underscores the critical role of younger generations in crafting the narratives that will drive us towards a more equitable, sustainable, and interconnected future.

The conversation will be facilitated by Joan Diamond, Executive Director of the MAHB, an organisation whose mission is to address existential threats to humanity and the biosphere by reawakening this understanding through holistic, multicultural, multigenerational storytelling, dialogue and action. By featuring stories of the resilience, innovation, and leadership from young people, this conversation aims to inspire and galvanise participants, highlighting the power of collective action and the urgency of now. It presents a unique opportunity for philanthropy to support and engage with the visions and solutions brought forth by youth, as we navigate the polycrisis with newfound hope and determination for a thriving world.

We invite you to a conversation with three visionary young people taking the lead to transform our failing systems and ways of being. They are the architects of the new stories we so desperately need.

  • Vic Barrett – American climate activist using the power of storytelling to catalyze action on the climate emergency.
  • Mensa Kwami Tsedze – Togolese ecologist and Earth Guardians’ Africa Programs Director championing environmental protection through grassroots activism and policy change.
  • Rena Kawasaki – At just 18, this Japanese youth leader has already been an award-winning voice for human rights, youth participation in politics, and corporate responsibility.

Join us for this profound dialogue to hear their visions, their passion, and the narratives they are birthing to contribute to humanity’s transition to a life-sustaining future. REGISTER IN ADVANCE ON ZOOM!

Mensa Kwami Tsedze – Africa Program Director for Earth Guardians, holds a bachelor’s degree in animal biology from the University of Lome, Togo, and a master’s degree in ecology and ecosystem management at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal….
Rena Kawasaki Born in Osaka Prefecture in 2005, Rena has been involved in self-facilitated human rights action since 9 years old, focusing on issues of education and the lack of youth participation in politics. In 2020, at the age of…
Vic Barrett is an American climate activist and a plaintiff in Juliana v. United States and appeared in a documentary about the case, Youth v. Gov. After experiencing Hurricane Sandy, Barrett joined the nonprofit Global Kids when he was 14….

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 15 2024
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The event is finished.