Diversity Reboot Summit

Zero Hour: How BIPOC Activists Are Leading the Way on Climate Change

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Zero Hour: How BIPOC Activists Are Leading the Way on Climate Change

The mission of Zero Hour is to center the voices of diverse youth in the conversation around climate and environmental justice. Zero Hour is a youth-led movement creating entry points, training, and resources for new young activists and organizers (and adults who support our vision) wanting to take concrete action around climate change. During this talk, we will hear from two of Zero Hour's youth leaders who are walking the walk when it comes to combating climate change.

Meet The Speakers

Khristen Hamilton
Khristen Hamilton
Director of Volunteer Management and Outreach, Zero Hour

Khristen Hamilton is 18 years old and has been the Volunteer Management Director of Zero Hour for 2 and a half years. Zero Hour is a youth led movement that fights for climate justice and puts frontline youth and women of color at the forefront of the movement. Hamilton attends Virginia Commonwealth University and majors in Political Science and Media Studies. She is incredibly devoted to climate justice and expanding the movement to frontline youth, black womxn, and other communities as a serving Director of Zero Hour and a former organizer of local Black Lives Matter actions. She most recently mobilized and recruited for the Zero Hour Youth Climate Strike and attended the UN Youth Climate Summit as a delegate for her work as a climate activist. As Volunteer Management Director she has supported people from all walks of life and intentionally opens doors for the youth whose voices are systematically ignored because of their identities.

Lyne Odhiambo
Lyne Odhiambo
Outreach Coordinator, Zero Hour

As part of Zero Hour, a youth-led climate and social justice organization, Lyne Odhiambo (they/them) is co-creator of the Time to Heal campaign, which aims to build community and help relieve collective trauma through art therapy sessions. Lyne works on Zero Hour’s press team to expand media coverage of climate stories and frontline youth worldwide. In a diverse movement of youth fighting for survival we need stories that show the true cost of the climate crisis. They serve as a Global Outreach Coordinator for Zero Hour chapters and recruit young people to their local Sunrise Hub, a multi-racial, cross-class movement against climate change. Lyne’s work is rooted in the need for radical empathy and imagining a world beyond the limitations of oppression and supremacy.