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Lost Species Day 2021: Interdependence in a Changing Climate – panel talk

29 November 2021
6:30 pm
8:00 pm

A panel discussion of interdependence, eco-emotions and ecological loss through a Global Majority and youth climate justice lens.

In the wake of the COP26 climate summit and on the eve of Lost Species Day 2021, join ecofeminist Jennifer Uchendu, climate anxiety teacher Sarah Jaquette Ray, youth activist Elouise Mayall and interdisciplinary artist Beverly Naidus for an exploration of interdependence, eco-emotions and ecological loss through a Global Majority and youth climate justice lens.

About the speakers

Jennifer Uchendu is an ecofeminist and sustainable development advocate based in Lagos. She is the founder of SustyVibes, a youth-led organisation making sustainability actionable and relatable to young people. Jennifer’s interests lie at the intersections of youth, women and climate action. She researches and advocates on issues around climate justice, art, youth and eco-anxiety.


Sarah Jaquette Ray is professor and chair of environmental studies at Humboldt State University, on Wiyot territory in Arcata, California. Her work focuses on the environmental humanities, climate justice pedagogy, and climate psychology. She is author of two books, The Ecological Other: Environmental Exclusion in American Culture, and most recently, A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet. She publishes and speaks extensively on the topics of emotions, climate justice, and youth activism, and is currently working on a project to help educators inculcate existential skills that students will need to survive and thrive in a climate-changed world, An Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators.


Beverly Naidus is a US-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and facilitator. She has been creating interactive installations, digital projects, artist books and narrative and conceptual drawings for over four decades. Inspired by lived experience, topics in her art focus on environmental and social issues, including how we are individually and collectively affected by racism, climate change and multiple forms of systemic oppression.


Elouise Mayall is a Master’s student at the University of East Anglia where she researches population ecology and rewilding alongside studying in impacts of eco-anxiety on young people around the world. She is also a member of the UK Youth Climate Coalition, a youth activist group focusing on bringing climate justice to the forefront of the climate movement.



The discussion will be hosted via a Zoom webinar. Unfortunately due to limited resources, it is conducted in the English language only. It will be recorded, transcribed and shared online afterwards. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your access needs, please contact .

If possible, we invite you to make a donation when you reserve your space at this event. Money raised through the Lost Species Day 2021 online programme will go to Pacific Climate Warriors and the SustyVibes fund for climate anxiety in Africa.

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