The building of the Sunrise Movement
Ever wondered how the Green New Deal was catapulted onto the national agenda in the United States?
It’s impossible to answer this question without talking about the Sunrise Movement: the movement of young people in the United States who are uniting to stop the climate crisis.
In our latest Faces of Change podcast, Marshall Ganz sits down with Dyanna Jaye, Sunrise’s Co-Founder and Organizing Director, to chart the rise of a movement that has rocked the political establishment, and to learn about Dyanna’s own journey to climate justice leadership.
Dyanna shares Sunrise’s movement building ‘DNA’, taking us from the moment they were thrust onto the national stage after the high profile sit-in protest outside Nancy Pelosi’s Office with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, through to how they are scaling a national movement driven by thousands of young people in local communities at this time of social distancing and deep uncertainty.
Dyanna and Marshall also explore the power of sustained learning for building powerful movements and how we can seize this very moment to create the change our communities want.
Get ready for an hour of learning, inspiration and hope. This one is well worth it!
Hosted by Marshall Ganz and produced by James Sleep.