‘Youth v. Gov’ looks at climate change lawsuit

The film will be screened on Thursday by Earth Care Alliance

“Youth v. Gov” is a film that follows the historic trial Juliana vs USA that 21 young people filed a lawsuit against the United States government for its role in climate change and for violating their right to life, liberty and property, while failing to protect essential public resources.

Join Earth Care Alliance for a free community screening of the film on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Burlingame Hall, on the campus of First Congregational Church of Sonoma, 252 W. Spain St. This special screening is coordinated across the United States by Interfaith Power and Light for Faith Climate Action Week.

Bill McKibben, environmental activist and founder of 350.org, calls it the most significant lawsuit currently underway in America. Since 2015, the legal nonprofit organization “Our Children’s Trust” has represented the plaintiffs in this case, young climate leaders who represent the diversity of Americans affected by the climate crisis. They come from 10 states. They are students, artists, musicians and farmers, and their stories are universal and very compelling.

Light snacks will be provided. A moderated discussion will follow the film.