Carolyn Norr

Carolyn Norr is honored to be a co-founding adult supporter and Program Director at YVA.

After over 10 years working in OUSD schools and afterschool programs, she began bringing youth to speak their truth about a proposed coal terminal at Oakland City Council meetings in 2015. From there, her collaboration with young people working for their rights and those of their community and planet has taken many new forms. She is so pleased to be supporting the next generation of climate leaders, as they in turn use class presentations, clubs, creativity, and strategic campaigns to build a powerful, frontline-led community acting for climate justice. Her role at YVA is to hold the background organizational tasks so that youth can devote their brilliance to organizing, and to provide support, mentorship, and resources to YVA youth leaders. Carolyn is the parent of two amazing elementary school kids, a partner, a daughter, and a sister. She is grateful to live on Chochenyo Ohlone land and loves plants, birds, and speaking truth to power.
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Coming Together by Going to The Root: Youth Bridging for Climate Justice
Youth Vs. Apocalypse is a frontline youth-driven climate justice organization. Their collective action aims to lift the voices of youth, in particular youth of color and working class youth, in the fight for a livable climate and an equitable, sustainable, and just world. YVA brings together young people and adult allies by being clear that Climate change comes from the same system that has exploited people based on race, class, gender and more for generations. Join us to discuss building community, meeting people where they are, and how we decide where to put our attention.