Storytelling for Climate Advocate at Citizens Climate International Conference

Dr Natasha DeJarnett

Join Peterson and fellow panelists for an engaging and interactive presentation on storytelling at the 10th Annual Citizens Climate International Conference in Washington, DC 

Storytelling is a skill we learn and hone. In doing effective climate advocacy, we tell simple but powerful stories that lead to deeper understanding, curiosity, and action. Panelists will share examples of climate change related stories.

You will hear stories about their districts and their identities. They will also tell stories about the benefits of carbon fee and dividend. The audience will then get the chance to work on their own two minute stories. These can then be used for lobbying, public speaking, in social settings, and in print media. 

Katie Breslin

Dr. Natasha DeJarnett is the research coordinator at the National Environmental Health Association, where she leads research as well as children’s environmental health activities. She completed her PhD and Masters of Public Health, both concentrating in environmental health sciences and was named 2017 Alumna of the Year for the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. Prior to NEHA, she was a policy analyst at the American Public Health Association, where she led the Natural Environment portfolio, including air and water exposures along with climate change. Dr. DeJarnett is a member of the Governing Board of Citizens’ Climate Education.

Katie Breslin is the Young Adult Program Manager at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, where she organizes, trains, and supports the efforts of young activists and leaders to affect big, long-term change within Congress. She offers hands-on leadership experience for young people across the country who work on their college campus or in their home community to mobilize people to engage with Congress.

Glen Retief

CCL volunteer Glen Retief grew up in South Africa during the apartheid era.  His The Jack Bank: A Memoir of a South African Childhood won a Lambda Literary Award.  He currently writes an occasional column of personal essays for the South African newspaper, The Daily Maverick, entitled Letter from TrumplandHe teaches Creative Nonfiction at Susquehanna University.

As host of Citizens Climate Radio, Peterson Toscano hears and tells many stories related to climate change. His own climate change stories touch on unexpected and weird angles. He relates climate change to faith, identity, family, pets, pasta, and much much more.

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