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A young person speaks outside a courthouse, behind a banner that says "Let the youth be heard."

Thursday, April 28 @ 5:30 pm: Andrea Rodgers — Children’s fundamental rights and the climate crisis: the call for judicial branch engagement

Children and youth around the world are among those most affected by the climate crisis and have turned to the courts to seek protection of their fundamental rights. But are courts willing to let them have their day in court?

Andrea Rodgers

Andrea Rodgers is a Senior Litigation Attorney at Our Children’s Trust, where she serves as co-counsel on Juliana v. United States and as lead counsel on Aji P. v. State of Washington and Reynolds v. State of Florida. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1998 and Arizona State University School of Law in 2001, where she served as co-Executive Editor of Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science and Technology, Andrea clerked for the Hon. John C. Gemmill on the Arizona Court of Appeals. She has served as an Honors Attorney for the U.S. Department of Transportation, In-House Legal Counsel for the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, and Staff Attorney for the Western Environmental Law Center. Her law practice has focused on reducing pollution from industrial agricultural operations, protecting and enhancing instream flows for people and fish, and fighting climate change for young people and future generations.

About the series

The Sustainable Futures speaker series aims to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration around issues related to energy, the environment, and society. These lectures are sponsored by the Schatz Center, the Environment & Community graduate program, and the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at Cal Poly Humboldt.

We’re holding the spring 2022 series online via Zoom. All events are free and open to the public.

Captioning is provided for all talks. To request additional support, please contact or call 707-826-4345.

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