In observance of Earth Day, the Franciscan Peace Center, the Clinton Public Library, Living Peace 365, and the Vince Jetter Community Center are sponsoring a screening of Youth v Gov at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 19th at the Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Blvd. in Clinton.
Youth v Gov tells the story of 21 young Americans who are suing the United States to protect their constitutional rights to a stable climate. The case Juliana v The United States of America reveals evidence that the government has endangered their constitutional rights to life, liberty, personal safety, and property by creating the climate crisis.
Marsha Thrall, Director of Programming for the Franciscan Peace Center, noted, "Youth v Gov focuses on the very real challenges that youth and young adults are facing as a result of social disregard to the very present issues of climate change. My hope is that by screening this film for the larger Clinton community we can empower the youth of Clinton to take action on this very important issue."
Following the film, there will be a conversation about how youth and young adults can get involved and use their voices for representation within our community and within spaces for advocacy on climate change.
The event is free, and no reservations are required.
The Franciscan Peace Center was established by the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa as a means of integrating Franciscan spirituality with the mission of promoting active nonviolence and peacemaking. The Center’s efforts focus on the corporate stands of the Clinton Franciscans on immigration reform, care for Creation, human trafficking, human rights, income inequality, and the abolition of the death penalty and nuclear weapons.