We are asking for your support to protect our homes and our futures. We are Youth Vs. Apocalypse, a diverse group of young climate justice activists working together to lift the voices of youth, in particular, youth of color, to fight for a livable climate and an equitable, sustainable, just world. The time for action has come and we will not stop until change is made! Now is the time we need help from our supporters.
Hear why from the youth themselves:
We believe youth have the ability and right to be leaders in the fight for climate justice, and we know that means fighting for racial and economic justice because our current climate crisis is rooted in racism, white supremacy, and economic exploitation. We focus on uplifting voices of color and voices of people from frontline communities because we recognize the systemic silencing of those voices and want to empower those communities to take action on climate justice issues. We recognize that the fight for climate justice cannot be won without these voices. We need your help to support voices like ours.
Though Youth vs. Apocalypse has been doing climate justice work for over 2 years we recently reached a national platform through a viral video of our youth asking Senator Dianne Feinstein to sign onto the Green New Deal. YVA students jumped on the opportunity to get their message out. They organized press conferences, gave interviews, wrote Op-Eds, developed a website, and worked around the clock to get our message out. After pressure from YVA and many others, we got Feinstein to withdraw her attempt to pass a weakened version of the Green New Deal.
We did not stop. We continued to collaborate with other young climate justice activists and organized the SF Youth Climate Strike where over 2000 youth and allies rallied together on March 15th, 2019, as a part of a global day of youth action for climate justice.
Now we need your support.
This month, YVA is planning a series of Block Parties and community events around the Bay Area in support of the next national student Climate Strike on Friday, May 3rd. We are raising funds in the next few weeks to allow us to cover the logistical expenses of these totally youth-run educational events.
Beyond that, we need to hire another adult supporter who can help support youth at underserved schools to join this movement. You can help us uplift the voices of those who are often shut out of the conversation on climate to participate in climate actions. Your support is crucial to our efforts to build strength within communities and take action on local environmental issues.
If you are able, we would love for you to contribute any amount to our fundraising to be able to reach our goal of $20,000 to enact these block parties/community events and make our efforts go even further!
Your current and ongoing support will help our ideas and efforts come to existence. Keep the climate strike going and support future actions by Youth Vs Apocalypse.
You can learn more about YVA at our website YouthVsApocalypse.org
Or find more about the group we are part of 350 Bay Area at 350BayArea.org.
Watch the documentary about YVA created by BRAVE NEW FILMS here: