The Dangers of Performative Activism
January 5, 2021 4:30-5:30
Sirohi Kumar, 16 year old climate activist
Join us for a conversation with Sirohi Kumar, 16, a climate activist in Bar Harbor, Maine. Sirohi’s talk will cover a relatively misunderstood topic in youth activism: performative activism. Using personal experience, Sirohi will dissect the mindset behind activism aimed at gathering social capital (called “cloutivism”), and discuss the dangers it poses to both youth activists and social justice movements. As a founding member of the Climate Emergency Action Coalition (CEAC), she helped pass a Climate Emergency Declaration in Bar Harbor and is currently serving as the Youth Representative on the Bar Harbor Climate Emergency Task Force. She is also a racial justice organizer and directly contributed to the formation of the AOS 91 Anti-Racism Task Force, upon which she currently serves as a student representative.
Register here. Read more about the Future Focus series here.
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