Elgin Sustainability Commission Presents Xiuhtezcatl Martinez “Roots of Revolution”
April 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Martinez is a dynamic young speaker who is coming to town to talk about how we all can play important roles in defending the planet in the battle against climate change. Martinez will present “Roots of Revolution.”
Eighteen-year-old indigenous environmental activist and hip-hop artist, and youth director of Earth Guardians, a worldwide conservation organization
Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced Shoe-Tez-Caht, is from the Aztec meaning “turquoise warrior). Martinez will present “Roots of Revolution”
The event is free to attend but you must REGISTER:
Martinez has been a climate activist since the age of six. In his hometown of Boulder, Colorado, Martinez worked with community leaders and environmental groups to get the city to stop using pesticides in its parks; to take steps to curtail coal ash; to require merchants to charge a fee for plastic bags; and to create a moratorium on fracking.
Martinez is youth leader of Earth Guardians, and his activism has taken him the world over to talk about climate change, which he sees as the biggest challenge facing his generation.