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Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis


Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis

The Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis, launched in 2020, is a collaboration between the YPCCC, The OpEd Project, and Ann MacDougal dedicated to developing diverse thought leadership addressing climate change. Those who are most impacted by the uneven effects of global warming are also the individuals who are most likely to see new solutions and envision a more just future. Based on this reality, the fellowship is offered to 20 exceptional individuals each year, most of whom are women and people of color. The partners are committed to hosting the fellowship for three years.

Fellows are provided with extraordinary support, leadership skills and knowledge to ensure their ideas shape the greatest and most urgent conversation of our age. They are immersed in a curriculum that explores concepts of leadership, power, and action in an unfair world. All fellows commit to publishing at least two written pieces of thought leadership (and hopefully many more) during the course of their fellowship. 

This Fellowship is part of The OpEd Project’s national Public Voices initiative to change who writes history. It is also part of YPCCC’s work to diversify and amplify the voices working to build public and political will for climate change action.

Information about the inaugural class can be found here

The program is selective. In its first year, more than 650 applications were received.  Applications will be opened for the second class in early 2021.

 

Selected thought leadership by the 2020 fellows:

Young Evangelicals are Defying Their Elders’ Politics, CNN, September 29, 2020

Climate Crisis – A Bright Light in the Dark, The Hill, September 24, 2020

7 Ways You’re Already Paying for Climate Change, Barron’s, September 13,  2020

How Likely is it for Children to Spread Coronavirus? BBC, August 29, 2020

What Climate Change Does to the Human Body, Scientific American, August 29, 2020

In Louisiana, Grief Surges With Another Storm. So Does Hope. Grist, August 28, 2020

This Election is Bigger Than Our Generation or Even Our Country, Grist, August 18, 2020

Send Bond Covenants into Battle Against Climate Change, Financial Times, August 17, 2020