We Rise: Building a Movement that Restores the Planet

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Thursday, 07 Mar 2019 at 8:15 pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union

Xiuhtezcatl (‘Shu-Tez-Caht) Martinez is an 18-year-old indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, and a voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement. He has addressed the UN General Assembly, taken on local issues such as eliminating pesticides from parks, and is a lead plaintiff in a youth-led lawsuit against the U.S. government for their inaction on climate change. Martinez is Youth Director of the Earth Guardians, a tribe of young activists, artists, and musicians inspiring global change. He published his first book, We Rise, in 2017 and recently performed at MTV Music Week in association with the EMAs. National Affairs Series: Building a Better Democracy

Celebrating 10 Years of the Live Green! Initiative

Cosponsored By:
  • Green Umbrella
  • Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc.
  • Multicultural Student Leadership Council
  • National Affairs
  • Office of Sustainability
  • Patricia Miller Fund
  • Student Activities Center Event Funding Board
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

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