Keynote Speakers

A black and white photo of Ebony at a rally, edited so that both Ebony and the sign she is holding appear in colour. Ebony is shouting and holding a sign that reads "Don't frack with our climate"
Ebony Pierik
Jabirr Jabirr/Bardi woman
Organising Manager, Seed Indigenous Climate Network (she/her)
Raymond Weatherall standing against an orange wall. He has short,dark hair and is smiling. He is wearing a shirt with a red and white dot painting pattern.
Raymond Weatherall
Raymond 'Bubbly' Weatherall is a Gomeroi man from Northwest New South Wales. He's an activist, social justice advocate and land defender. (he/him)
Grace is wearing yellow flower earrings and a yellow and black artwork shirt. She has shoulder length black hair and is laughing against a navy blue wall.
Grace Vegesana
Climate and Racial Justice Campaigner, Australian Youth Climate Coalition
Organising Support Officer, Democracy in Colour(she/they)
Natasha is wearing an orange dress and speaking into a microphone at a school strike rally.
Natasha Abhayawickrama
Organiser, School Strike 4 Climate. Based in Western Sydney. (she/her)
Alex is speaking into a microphone. She has dark blonde hair and is wearing a blue AYCC shirt.
Alex Fuller
National Director, Australian Youth Climate Coalition. (she/her)
Lisa Sipaia Baker
Lisa Sipaia Baker
Brisbane based community organiser, youth leader and spoken word artist, Pacific Climate Warriors (she/her)
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Boe Spearim
Gamilaraay, Kooma man and Murrawarri man based in Meanjin/Brisbane (he/him)
Daniel has short brown hair and is looking into the camera. He is wearing a blue shirt and is against a grey wall.
Daniel Sherrell
American Author, strategist and campaigner for the Green New Deal. (he/him)
Claire Doherty
Claire Doherty
Regional Queensland Organiser, Australian Youth Climate Coalition. (they/them)
Tapenaga Jnr Polataivao-Reupena
Tapenaga Jnr Polataivao-Reupena
Pacific Climate Warriors, President of the UQ South Pacific Islander Association (he/they)
Vini Gupta
Vini Gupta
Volunteer campaigner, AYCC. Science student. (she/her)
India is standing in the snow. They have dark hair and are wearing black warm clothes.
India Miro Logan-Riley
Climate Justice Organiser at ActionStation, co-founder of Te Ara Whatu. (they/them)
Bayvick Lawrence is standing on stage speaking into a microphone. They have curly hair and a headpiece. They are wearing a sheer shirt.
Bayvick Lawrence
Fijian fashion designer and Pacific Climate Warrior.
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Mietta Skuthorpe-Spearim
Proud Gamilaroi and Batja woman from the Pilliga in North West NSW and comes from a staunch family of First Nations activists fighting for land rights and climate justice. (she/her)
Jade Gould
Jade Gould
Butchulla and Woppaburra women, Chair of the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation (she/her)
Txai Suruí
Txai Suruí
25-year-old Indigenous activist from the Amazon. (she/her)
Maya Farmer
Maya Farmer
NSW School Strike for Climate (she/her).

Panelists & Facilitators

Angelica Ojinnaka
Angelica Ojinnaka
2022 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations. (she/her)
Andeli Zuzic
Andeli Zuzic
Disability Support Network, AYCC. Disability justice & mental health advocate. (they/them)
Angela Heck
Angela Heck
Energy Program Director at The Next Economy (she/her)
Amanda Tattersall
Amanda Tattersall
Associate Professor with the Sydney Policy Lab, host of ChangeMakers Podcast. (she/her)
Brendon Donohue
Brendon Donohue
Disability Support Network, Australian Youth Climate Coalition (he/him)
Charlie Phillips
Charlie Phillips
Cooperative Development Manager of Earthworker Smart Energy Cooperative (he/him)
Josie Foster
Josie Foster
Organiser, Young Workers Centre (she/her)
Murrawah Johnson
Murrawah Johnson
First Nations Lead and Co-director, Youth Verdict
Monique Jeffs
Monique Jeffs
Co-Director, Youth Verdict
(they/them)
Ollie Conti
Ollie Conti
Disability Support Network, Australian Youth Climate Coalition (they/them)
Stephen Bates
Warrick Jordan
Coordinator of the Hunter Jobs Alliance. (he/him)
Stephen Bates
Mel McAuliffe
Chief of Staff for the Griffith Electorate Office. (they/them)
Stephen Bates
Adam Currie
Storyteller, Greenpeace and campaigne/educator in the climate justice movement. (he/him)
Stephen Bates
Esther Vale
Campaign manager for Ryan, Australian Greens (she/her)
Stephen Bates
Amaya Hytch
Volunteer organiser at AYCC in Townsville, law student and aspiring environmental lawyer. (she/they)
Jono Sri
Jonathan Sri
Greens city councillor, representing the Gabba Ward.
(he/they)
Luke Rycken
Luke Rycken
Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (he/him)
Amanda Chong
Amanda Chong
Movement Team, Amnesty International Australia (she/her)
Ava Princi
Ava Princi
Climate activist and university student, one of eight litigants in the Sharma v Minister for Environment case (she/her)
Yehansa Dahanayake
Yehansa Dahanayake
High school student and AYCC volunteer NSW
Ava Princi
Finlay O'Connell
High school student and AYCC Training Team