In this episode of Planet Potluck, Grace chats with Nina and Uma, teen climate activists in Vancouver, British Columbia, about speaking at City Hall, centering justice and intersectionality in the climate movement, and discovering the courage to speak up. They talk about how the movement has been a space to grow and connect outside of typical social constraints. This episode was mentioned in Grace's speech at the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) Vancouver Summit held at University of British Columbia on 22 to 23 July 2019.
Grace Nosek is the Student Director of the UBC Climate Hub. She is also a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholar and a Killam doctoral scholar. Grace is getting her PhD in law at UBC, studying how to use law to protect climate change science from manufactured doubt. She holds a B.A. from Rice University, a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M from the University of British Columbia. Grace has written and published three novels in a hopeful climate fantasy series, the Ava of the Gaia trilogy. She also created and hosts Planet Potluck, a podcast exploring stories of hope, joy, and community in the climate movement. She’s never met a dance party she didn’t want to join.