NorCal Conference Breaks Attendance Record

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770cf98916c8d193599bdb39ce40eac6-huge-noThere were 330 people registered for the Northern California conference over the weekend, making it the largest CCL regional conference ever held.

Youth was well represented with 105 students and people under 25. Of those, 64 were high schoolers. The conference offered a special Climate Advocate Training Workshop just for young people as well as a breakout for youth. A raffle was held to award a free trip to D.C. for one of the young attendees.

On Saturday, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), shown above, took the stage and  welcomed attendees to her district. "The Climate Changers" from Fresno, CA kicked off the conference on with their song, "EICDA," with original lyrics set to the music of “YMCA.” 

Sunday featured Robert Hass, former U.S. Poet Laureate, and poetry performance of Oakland Tech High School student Summer Brooke.

Sam Daley-Harris, founder of RESULTS and Civic Courage, led a plenary about bringing bipartisanship and transformation to citizen activism. The Youth Plenary Panel with Adrian Rafizadeh and Alejandra Salazar was another highlight.
Posted by Steve Valk on Jan 23, 2020 5:49 AM America/Los_Angeles


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Fantastic work, California!
  • Posted Sat 25 Jan 2020 05:46 AM PST
Can I get a video of her speech?  That would be amazing.
  • Posted Wed 22 Jan 2020 05:41 PM PST
Thanks, Andrew. Tasha Reddy‍, our California Coordinator, might know if there is video that will be made available.
  • Posted Sat 25 Jan 2020 06:53 AM PST
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