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Elgin Earth Month Signature Event with Speaker Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

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The Hemmens Cultural Center

45 Symphony Way

Elgin, IL 60120

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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is coming to Elgin,IL on Wednesday, April 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm to help kickoff the community's Earth Month celebrations. His presentation at The Hemmens Centural Center is titled "Roots of Revolution." (Please note date/time change from original posting of this event)

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Presentation Description: Finding your way in a world where the planet is collapsing, revolution is on the horizon, and youth are rising with the oceans to lead the movements that will shape our future. Xiuhtezcatl’s generation was born into a rapidly changing world. We are facing total systemic collapse on nearly every level on our planet, temperatures are escalating and oceans are rising as violent weather patterns devastate the world his generation will inherit. But Youth around the world are standing up and joining hearts and hands against some of the most powerful industries in the world to build a resilient movement and communities to over come this crisis. Never before has their ever been such an intergenerational opportunity to shape the world we deserve to inherit and want to leave future generations! Roots of Revolution is an eye opening presentation that inspires you to stand up and take action to protect all that you love!

So, why would someone want to speak some time on a Wednesday evening listening to this presentation?

Rolling Stone magazine summed up exactly why EVERYONE wants to hear Xiutezcatl Martinez speak when they wrote, “When he finished just over nine minutes later, climate negotiators and representatives from nearly 200 countries had seen the face of America’s next-generation environmental movement: a 18-year-old trilingual Indigenous hip-hop artist from Boulder who sat on Obama’s youth council and who’s already organized over 2,000 youth crews on six continents.”

A 18-year-old indigenous change agent, environmental activist, public speaker, eco hip-hop artist, and the Youth Director of Earth Guardians. Xiuhtezcatl (Pronounced “Shu-tez-caat”) is a powerful voice on the front lines of the youth-led climate movement.

Achievements for this eco-advocate include:

  • Keynote Speaker at UN General Assembly High Level Climate Change Event with Robert Redford
  • “Youth Change Maker of the Year” by President Obama
  • 2015 Peace First Prize Winner
  • 2015 Nickelodeon HALO Award Winner
  • Keynote Speaker of 2015 UN Youth Assembly
  • Filed lawsuit against the US Government for their use of fossil fuels: “Kelsey Juliana & Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh M. v. U.S & President Barack Obama”
  • Author of bool "We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement That Restores the Planet"
  • 2013 United States Community Service Award from President Obama
  • The youngest of 24 national change-makers chosen to serve on President Obama's youth council

Check out Xiuhtezcatl's 2014 TED Talk on "Hip-Hop Environmental Activism" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2V2yVkedtM

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