A group of activists share their message at the COP21 in Paris, 2015.A group of activists share their message at the COP21 in Paris, 2015.

A delegation of 17 COA students attended the United Nations negotiations on climate change in Paris this past December as part of the Earth in Brackets delegation. The group engaged in multiple spaces both inside and outside of the conference, and had front row seats to what has been hailed as an historic event.

The event takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 4:10 p.m., in the McCormick Lecture Hall

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, members of the [Earth] delegation will provide a report back on what happened inside the negotiations and on the outside spaces with civil society movements. Delegates will also be sharing some of their personal experiences engaging with the many different spaces available during the conference. They will also offer reflections on the future of the climate justice movement and the implications of the recently signed agreement on governments and civil society.

Come find out what the agreement means for young climate activists and what future steps may be needed. The Human Ecology Forum begins at 4:10 p.m. in McCormick Lecture Hall. It is free and open to the public.

[Earth] is a student collective organization that advocates for social and environmental justice. The group engages at the international level, as well with struggles that are closer to home. For the last decade [Earth] has sent delegates to multiple international conferences, such as the Food and Agriculture Organization, Sustainable Development Goals, the Convention of Biodiversity, and of course the UN climate talks. They engage in these spaces by providing a radical young voice, and by translating policy content into digestible materials. Throughout the year the group hosts weekly meetings to interact with the broader COA community.

The Human Ecology Forum is a weekly speaker series based on the work of the academic community, which also draws on artists, poets, political, and religious leaders from around the world. The forum is open to the public and meets Tuesdays at 4:10 during the school term in the McCormick Lecture Hall.