Video: 19th Annual Local to Global Justice Forum and Festival

Local to Global Justice brings youth together with global justice activists

From February 28 to March 1, Local to Global Justice hosted their 19th annual Forum and Festival event on the Tempe campus. The purpose of the event was to connect local sustainability and justice activists in a setting where they could share their experiences, learn from each other and conceptualize global solutions to various problems. At this year's event, "Climates of Justice," participants could attend presentations, share food and participate in sustainable activities. 

Assistant professor Jennifer Richter of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Social Transformation, Professor of Justice Studies Elizabeth Swadener and Victoria Hays, a junior at Gilbert Classical Academy, talk about their thoughts on the importance of providing a platform for community activists to collaborate. 

Swadener, one of the founders of Local to Global Justice, said, "I think in these times, the more mobilized we can be, the more people who can learn from each other. This is not an academic conference in any way, shape, or form; it's an exchange between people who are out there making change."

Song: After the Soft Rains by South London HiFi


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