Climate Crisis: 2nd Monday Book Club, 6:30pm Feb. 13th

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Date(s) - 02/13/2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Founders Hall

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On February 13th, at 6:30pm here at UUFSD, we will be discussing the non-fiction
A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis (2021) by Vanessa Nakate is “a long-awaited addition to recent books by young climate activists. Nakate is a Ugandan activist in her early 20s who writes in a compelling voice about her youth climate activism, the national and international barriers she has faced, and the importance of inclusive movements for climate and environmental justice”. (Rachel Conrad,

Send questions or comments to or call/text Cathy Leach-Phillips at 650 224-1974.

Inspired by Sweden’s Greta Thunberg, in 2019 Nakate became Uganda’s first Fridays for Future protestor, awakening to her personal power and summoning within herself a commanding political voice.

Nakate’s mere presence has revealed rampant inequalities within the climate justice movement. In January 2020, while attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as one of five international delegates, including Thunberg, Nakate’s image was cropped out of a photo by the Associated Press. The photo featured the four other activists, who were all white. It highlighted the call Nakate has been making all along: for both environmental and social justice on behalf of those who have been omitted from the climate discussion and who are now demanding to be heard.

The book includes a wide variety of resources in its last chapter “What Can I Do?”.
Contact via email or call/text to 650 224-1974