Protecting the Future

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I’m extending a special invitation to you to learn from youth living in the Marshall Islands who are rising to meet challenges from the climate crisis. In an upcoming online presentation hosted by UUSC, you can hear more about our partner Jo-Jikum.

Wednesday, May 22

6:00 PM


Jo-Jikum means “your home” or “your place” in Marshallese. In the words of our partner, they are “a wave of empowered Indigenous youth rising to turn the tides on a climate-threatened future, become change-makers and creators, and contribute to the survival of their lush, thriving islands.”

Marshall Islanders have survived and thrived for millennia, yet recent generations have been forced to contend with the grim legacy and impacts from two of humanity’s biggest threats: nuclear weapons proliferation and climate change.

The youth of Jo-Jikum envision a future where the Marshall Islands remain a livable sovereign nation well into the next century. They see their work today as preventing more Marshallese from being forcibly displaced by the climate crisis tomorrow.

This will be a special opportunity to hear from Marshallese youth about how they heal from their nuclear legacy and confront climate change through art, poetry, and music.

Thank you for your continued support, helping UUSC provide resources to communities advancing climate justice in the Pacific!

In solidarity,

Lis-Marie Alvarado

Senior Partnership Officer for Climate & Disaster Justice, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee