Is there a constitutional right to a safe climate? Juliana v. United States
After becoming a mother, and realizing the greatest threat to her children and children everywhere was climate change, Julia Olson began focusing her work in that field and, in 2011, founded Our Children's Trust. In her capacity as Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel for Our Children's Trust, Olson is the litigator behind the groundbreaking litigation Juliana v. United States which asserts a Constitutional right to a safe climate on behalf of youth and future generations.
Julia Olson graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, with a J.D. in 1997. She worked for 15 years representing grassroots conservation groups, helping to protect the environment, organic agriculture, and human health. Julia is the recipient of the Rose-Walters Prize for Global Environmental Activism and The Kerry Rydberg Award for Environmental Activism.
Thursday, October 24 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Devlin Hall, 110
Devlin Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467