PPEH's Climate Champions, nine high school teachers working in eight Philadelphia School District schools across the city (elite magnet, special admit, and neighborhood school), and approximately 300 of their students, will come to campus for Listen Up! Climate Stories and Philadelphia Youth.
Featured speaker Devi Lockwood, author of 1,001 Voices on Climate Change, will discuss her work documenting climate change in 20 countries across six continents with attendees. Afterward, workshops led by facilitators from Cosmic Writers will engage students in the process of climate storytelling and empower them to share their own experiences of climate change in Philadelphia.
This event is free and open to the public.
Listen Up! is a two-day climate week program on October 12-13th that provides the first opportunity for My Philadelphia Climate Story teachers and their students to see and meet one another and members of the Penn community, to participate in climate storytelling workshops, and to learn from and talk with prominent climate storytellers.
This program is presented by Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, with generous support from our colleagues at Comparative Literature, the Department of English, the Environmental Innovations Initiative, and The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy.