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ACE INTERVIEW: Aishah-Nyeta Brown on The Climate Movement Being a Place for All

Indi Howeth, Social Media Intern

Aishah-Nyeta Brown is a Senior at George Mason University studying environmental sustainability with a concentration in climate change and society. She has been studying climate change since the age of 17 and studied briefly at the University of Pretoria in South Africa while exploring geospatial technologies. Brown hopes to creatively bring awareness to environmental injustices in the world with the knowledge of sustainability. Using her musical and fine arts background as a springboard, Brown has a knack for innovation in the climate change field, which requires a trans-disciplinary understanding of the world. She serves as the Creative Director for the environmental justice org Black Girl Environmentalist, where she aids women, girls, and non-binary people in the Black community to find their place within the environmental movement.

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ACE INTERVIEW: Lissie Morales on Bridging the Gap Between Activists and Lawmakers

Indi Howeth, Social Media Intern

Lissie (she/they) is a 17-year-old Afro-Boricua organizer, activist, public speaker, and student at Tampa Bay Technical High School. She is a fellow for ACE and co-hosts their new upcoming podcast Youth Talk Climate. Lissie uses the power of their voice to author op-eds, lead demonstrations, and spark conversations between elected officials and frontline communities on how climate action can take place in the Tampa Bay Area.

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ACE INTERVIEW: Summer Dean on Why Social Media Isn’t ALL Bad

Indi Howeth, Social Media Intern

Summer Dean is a content creator, writer and model who is passionate about communicating the climate crisis, sustainable fashion, and low-waste beauty. She is the founder of @climatediva, her personal platform where she discusses topics ranging from climate justice and politics to sustainable fashion and low-waste beauty. As a climate communicator, she works to turn complex climate information into fun, relatable content that’s easy to understand and share with others.

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ACE INTERVIEW: Vic Barrett Discusses Combating Climate Change in the Courts

Indi Howeth, Social Media Intern

Vic is a Democracy Organizer for ACE in the state of Wisconsin. He became involved in activism in high school by becoming a member of Global Kids, an organization that focuses on developing leadership skills for youth and then became a Fellow with the Alliance for Climate Education and spoke at the COP21 UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris in 2015, at the age of 15.

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Honoring Our Roots: A Black History Month Perspective

Lea Dotson, Chapter Manager, Ohio

Oftentimes the “community” is discussed as if it were a monolithic entity. We know that it’s not. The Black community does not move all together in fluid motions on all social issues. However, studies show there has been a notable and sizable shift amongst the broad collective of younger African Americans away from formal religion.

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ACE INTERVIEW: Co-Founder of Plus1Vote, Saad Amer shares how to be an organizer

Indi Howeth, Social Media Intern

Saad Amer is the CoFounder of Plus1Vote, an organization dedicated to improving voter turnout. Reaching millions, the organization rallies voters on issues like climate change, social justice and voting rights and has worked with the likes of Al Gore, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Halsey.

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ACE’s Vic Barrett Selected to Join the Young Black Climate Leaders Cohort

Jennifer Eison, Campaign Manager

ACE is delighted to announce that our very own Vic Barret has been selected to join the Young Black Climate Leaders Cohort! Grounded in mentorship and the principle of Sankofa; this cohort of 5 young black activists is convened by the Movement Strategy Center and meets virtually each week to plan and discuss upcoming projects.

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Youth Think Climate, Issue 2: Climate Justice

Liane Xu, Action Fellow

The theme of this second edition is climate justice, focusing on the disproportionate impacts of climate change placed on marginalized communities. The magazine features dozens of submissions from young people living in 13 states and 4 countries, alongside 2 interviews, ACE Fellowship updates, and resources for climate action.

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ACE INTERVIEW: Co-Founder of ZeroHour, Jamie Margolin details what she’s learned about balancing mental health and activism

Indi Howeth, Social Media Intern

Jamie Margolin is an 18-year-old Colombian-American award-winning organizer, activist, author, public speaker, and Film & TV student at NYU. She is co-founder of the international youth climate justice movement called Zero Hour that led the official “Youth Climate Marches” in Washington, DC and 25+ cities around the world during the summer of 2018 and which has 200+ chapters worldwide. Jamie has authored Op-Eds for publications like The New York Times, Teen Vogue, The Washington Post, TIME Magazine, DAZED, Refinery29, and The Guardian and her debut book, “Youth To Power: Your Voice and How To Use It,” is out, (you can order the book at youthtopowerbook.com).

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Stories of Hope: Charlotte Grubb

Indi Howeth, Social Media Intern

After camping with fellow activists for some time Grubb felt like protest signs weren’t doing enough. That’s when she made a bold, radical decision in the hope of change. She tells her story of hope here.

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