Legal Rights for Youth in Environmental Activism

Students are increasingly leading the environmental movement. Greta Thunberg's School Strike is a prominent example of youth-led environmental activism, but youth all over the world are getting involved. Given students are taking a more active role in environmental activism, it is important that they understand their legal rights as well as the potential risk of certain forms of activism. Learn how to talk to your students about their legal rights and responsibilities when it comes to environmental activism. Help them stay safe and engaged.

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Grade 8-12

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W09 12:20 PM - 1:20 PM

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  • Lali Pawa

    Public Legal Education Team Lead, Justice Education Society

    Lali has been working within the non-profit sector for over 20 years and has worked extensively in social services, specializing in providing information and support to marginalized members of the community. Lali is very passionate in helping others and is a strong advocate for women and children. Lali has coordinated and assisted many projects such as Youth and Gangs, Preventing Violence Against Women, Teachers Law Institutes, Workshops on Criminal, Civil and Family Law.


  • Emily Jones

    Prior to joining JES in January 2019, Emily practiced criminal and family law from 2015 through 2018, representing clients in full trials, interim hearings, and mediations. During this time, she gained experience regarding child protection, child support, family violence, and parenting arrangement issues. She also conducted criminal prosecutions as an agent for the Federal Crown.

    Emily is a graduate of Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC with a specialization in environmental and natural resources law.

  • Janine Corrado

    Janine is a Public Legal Educator for the Justice System Education Program (JSEP) and feels privileged to work at 222 Main Street - where she began her work in the courts as a Mental Health Court worker with MPA, for close to 11 years. Janine works with many community and school groups that visit Vancouver Provincial Court and enjoys working with a very collaborative and amazing group of people at 222 Main.