The 19th News climate change event
The 19th News is headed to Arizona this fall for a dynamic live event to address the threat of climate change and explore ambitious sustainability solutions. The program will feature women, especially women of color, and LGBTQ+ leaders. The event is Monday, November 13.
Leaders at The 19th News, at the national level and in the Southwest are working to protect their communities from the impact of climate change like extreme weather and diminishing resources. The 19th News is the nation’s first nonprofit newsroom at the intersection of gender, politics and policy. Jessica Kutz, gender and climate reporter for The 19th News, joined Arizona Horizon via Zoom to discuss the event.
“We really serve to empower women and LGBTQ+ people by providing the information and tools that they need to be equal participants in our Democracy,” Kutz said.
19th news is named after the 19th amendment which granted women the right to vote 100 years ago. The name has an asterisk symbol to signify unfinished business.
The event is interactive and will feature story tellers, roundtable talks about climate change solutions, and TikTokers who make videos explaining the climate crisis.
“We chose Phoenix because it’s facing the extreme impact of heat every summer,” Kutz said.
This event is focused on addressing climate change as well as it’s solutions, especially how Phoenix is learning to handle its extreme heat crisis.