Tuesday July 26, the film, “Youth V Gov” will be available to watch for free as part of the Climate Change and Sustainability Film Series collection hosted by Sustainable Woodstock and Pentangle Arts.
The film “Youth v Gov” follows the story of America’s youth taking on the world’s most powerful government, filing a groundbreaking lawsuit against the U.S. government. They assert that government has wilfully acted over six decades to create the climate crisis, thus endangering their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property.
The Juliana plaintiffs, represented by the legal non-profit Our Children’s Trust, represent the diversity of America’s youth impacted by the climate crisis.
Hailing from across the country, they encompass cultural, economic racial, and geographic diversity, with many from marginalized communities, and their stories are universal. Their diversity speaks not only to the impacts of climate change, but to the inclusion required if we are to build a better, more just future together. If these young people are successful, they will not only make history, they will change the future.
Free and open to all. Donations are welcome and go to support the local arts community. Make donations at pentanglearts.org/get-involved/donations.