Program Information

National Leader of the Sunrise Movement,

Varshini Prakash

January 21, 2020, 7:30-9 PM

Willard School Auditorium

185 Powder Mill RD., Concord, MA

On January 21, 2020, the Climate Solution Speaker Series is thrilled to present Varshini Prakash, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Sunrise Movement. The Sunrise Movement is a youth-led grassroots organization mobilizing millions to stop

climate change and transform the economy. Last September, the Sunrise Movement was a key organizer in the Global Climate Strike which attracted millions of protesters in 163 countries. Varshini was raised in Acton, MA and graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she led a successful campaign to force trustees to divest holdings in fossil- fuel companies. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, the New Yorker, WBUR and more. 


Varshini Prakash is working tirelessly to make the Green New Deal a reality. Due to emergent needs to deepen and launch powerful nationwide action in 2020, she will be joining our event via high quality livestream from Philadelphia, where she will be attending an important strategic conference. Our eleven co-sponsoring organizations are thrilled that she will still be able to share her ideas and insights with us at the event despite a change in the conference location that prevents her from coming to Concord. We will hear about the initiatives coming out of the conference; and she will be able to answer questions.

We are also especially pleased that Felipe de Carvalho, a powerful speaker from the Sunrise training team, will join us in person to add to this dynamic and inspiring evening!