Children of Climate Crisis
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How do children respond to a “roof on fire?” What can young people teach us about the future when the world is ending?

The Children and Youth Studies Caucus invites participants examining children’s experiences of and responses to climate change. Our discussion may address the following questions:

  • What is the role of the child within climate change movements?

  • How do young people articulate climate crisis, imagine and enact environmental change or simply survive a changing world?

  • How are the young people of New Orleans and Louisiana addressing the climate crisis and environmental disaster?

  • Transnationally, what strategies of survival and change are children and young people enacting in their communities?

Given the range of topics and issues covered by the call, we envision a discussion-oriented panel session. We will limit paper presentations to 10 minutes to have more time for a facilitated conversation. 

Please send proposals to Alicia V. Nunez ( and Amy Fish ( by January 14.  Please feel free to deviate from the conventional abstract format to share a bit about how you’d like to contribute to this conversation.


Current contributors: 
Alicia Nuñez, Amy Fish
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