(Youth) Climate Activism in Kentucky
Register Here (This session will be recorded)
Are you involved or interested in work to address climate change in Kentucky?
The Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition (KSEC) invites you to hang out with folks who are, too, and learn how others’ lives have led them to this work during a virtual presentation and conversation.
Jeri Katherine Howell will summarize the results of her research that sought to better understand youth climate activism* in Kentucky. This is a phenomenal resource for any Kentucky activist looking to engage with youth on climate issues. The thesis explores personal stories, what has worked well, and overall set backs in these spaces. (Read Jeri’s thesis research on UKnowledge.)
Participants will also have time to connect with one another by sharing related opportunities, resources, questions, and stories.
* In this context, “youth climate activism” involves anyone who identifies as “young” or “youth” and takes action to address climate change. The research focused on participants ages 18-24 years old. All ages are welcome to join this virtual presentation and conversation.
About the Facilitator:
Jeri Katherine Howell completed this research from 2020-2022 as a graduate student pursuing a Master’s of Science in Community and Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky.
She is a singer-songwriter, educator, activist, and sustainable community development practitioner. Jeri engages people of all ages in creative learning experiences that uplift our stories, embody our interconnectedness with more-than-human nature, and build community.
She employs this work as the Assistant Director at Josephine Sculpture Park and as a musician, teaching artist, and consultant.
Jeri is an adjudicated member of the Kentucky Arts Council and Partners for Rural Impact Teaching Artist Rosters and a certified environmental educator and Kentucky Community Scholar. Her artistic, activist, and academic achievements have been recognized by the Kentucky Arts Council, U.S. Department of State Fulbright program, and Kentucky Foundation for Women.
She is a proud KSEC alumna. Learn more and connect at jerikatherinehowell.com