Young Activists on the Frontlines, with Brower Youth Award Winners

Presented in collaboration with Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative

The Brower Youth Awards are among the most prestigious prizes in the U.S. for young eco-activists. In this session, three recent winners share their exemplary and inspiring work and strategies. With 2022 winners Amara Ifeji, a leader in climate education policy-making in Maine; Ilana Cohen, a leader of the successful Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard campaign and co-founder of Fossil Free Research; and 2021 winner Peter Pham, San Jose-based transit justice and climate activist at the local, regional and state levels. Moderated by: Alexia Leclercq, co-founder, Start:Empowerment.

Crystal Ballroom, Hotel Shattuck Plaza

April 6th | 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Amara Ifeji
Director of Policy
Maine Environmental Education Association
Ilana Cohen
Lead Organizer
Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard
Peter Pham
2021 Brower Youth Award Winner
Alexia Leclercq
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