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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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Kresge 202, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Dr., Boston

Health, Law & Climate Justice for Youth

Join the Harvard Global Health Institute for what promises to be an insightful panel discussion with Julia Olson, Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel of Our Children’s Trust. Julia is the lead attorney in Juliana v. United States, the constitutional climate change case brought by 21 youths against the U.S. government

For the first time in history, U.S. courts are hearing a case against the federal government brought by 21 youths, aged 8 to 19 years, for its inaction on climate change as a violation of their constitutional rights to life, liberty and property. Learn how the health community has come together to support this unprecedented case in a discussion with Julia Olson, the lead attorney on Juliana vs the United States and Executive Director of Our Children’s Trust.

Julia has over two decades of experience in representing grassroots conservation groups. In 2010, she founded Our Children’s Trust to focus her work on representing young people and elevating their voices on the threat of climate change. Do not miss out on what promises to be a relevant, insightful discussion.

This event will also feature Aaron Bernstein and Renee Salas of the Harvard Global Health Institute and Harvard C-CHANGE as well as Aladdine Joroff of Harvard Law School and the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. Please RSVP here.

617-384-5431

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