Hosted purposefully on International Women’s Day, the goal of the event is to bring together all of the incredible women in our community working to fight the climate crisis and celebrate their leadership while encouraging the cultivation of intergenerational connections.
This event is free, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided.
Presented by: Youth Action on Climate Change with support from the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences and Our Energy Guelph
Larissa is a published Indigenous and anti-racism researcher, award-winning ribbon skirt artist, activist, and proudly passes on Métis and Jamaican ancestry to her daughter, Zyra. She is the founder of Future Ancestors Services, an enterprise that provides speaking, training, research, and community services that centre ancestral accountability, climate justice, and equity. Her organization hosts a new-age speakers bureau that charts and supports diverse service contractors based in Canada, with the aim of uplifting people who, despite facing disproportionate barriers, remain committed to Earth and community in their work and lives.
Larissa is a 2019-20 Action Canada Fellow; Government of Canada 2020 10 Influencers to Watch; FLARE Magazine Top 50 Women; a 2019 GLOBE Very Impactful Person; and a Corporate Knights’ 2019 Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability.