Youth Focus: Pittsburgh Youth Global Town Hall

The Pittsburgh Youth Global Town Hall enables students to explore models of activism and engagement related to socially just climate action. The day before the Pittsburgh Global Town Hall, the Pittsburgh Youth Global Town Hall invites area middle and high school students to partake in a workshop and town hall discussion that addresses their concerns as the next generation of globally-minded citizens and explores avenues for climate activism.

In activities throughout the day, students will explore models of activism and engagement. These discussions and activities will direct students toward future steps, which will then be presented the next day at a live-streamed Global Town Hall on Pitt's campus.

Participation in the event is free and open to students and teachers grades 6-12.

Register here:

Thursday, September 19, 2019

All events will be held in the Provost Suites on the 2nd floor of Posvar Hall unless otherwise indicated.

9:30 a.m. – Arrival and check-in

10:00 a.m. – Welcome from hosts with introductory messages

Wanjira Mathai, global activist

Leandra Mira, local youth activist

10:15 a.m. – Panel discussion and Local Town Hall

11:45 a.m. – Working lunch with activities. Participants should bring their own brown bag lunches and re-usable water bottles as no food or drink will be served.

12:30 p.m. –Sustainability Presentation and Workshop

2:30 p.m. – Wrap-up

3:00 - 5 p.m. – (Optional; open to the public) Screening of documentary about Wangari Mathai: Taking Root (80 min)

Alumni Hall, Auditorium

Followed by a discussion of the film led by Wanjira Mathai, the daughter of the film's subject

For detailed information about venue locations, see this custom view on Google Maps.

Learn about the Pittsburgh Global Town Hall.