Visit » Calendar » Virtual Event: Youth Voices in Climate Change with Varshini Prakash, Moderated by WBUR's Miriam Wasser

Thursday, September 23, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Varshini Prakash, Founder of The Sunrise Movement
Presented virtually via Zoom webinar
Free with pre-registration; $5 suggested donation appreciated

Event recording found here.


Varshini Prakash is the Executive Director and co-founder of Sunrise, a movement of young people working to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process through the Green New Deal. Varshini has been a leading voice for young Americans, including when she helped lead a mass demonstration for the Green New Deal with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that went viral and put the climate crisis at the top of the political agenda for the 2020 elections. Varshini's work has been featured in the New York Times, MSNBC, The New Yorker, BBC, The Washington Post and more. In 2019, she was named to Forbes 30 under 30 list for law and policy, and TIME 100 Next, a new list of rising stars who are shaping politics, popular culture, science, and more. Varshini currently lives in Boston, MA.


Miriam Wasser is a reporter for WBUR's environmental desk. Before coming to WBUR, she was a staff writer for the Phoenix New Times in Arizona. Her work has also appeared in Boston Magazine, The Atlantic, Narratively, DigBoston and The Big Roundtable. Miriam holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a BA in government and international relations from Connecticut College.


We are gathering registrant input on topics and questions you would like to see addressed during the event. Please use this link to submit your questions in advance. If time allows, there will also be a short Q&A session at the end of the conversation.


This event is made possible by Foundation for MetroWest, with additional support from Enterprise Bank. The Discovery Museum Speaker Series is offered in collaboration with the MIT Club of Boston.