16-Year-Old Climate and Racial Justice Advocate Isra Hirsi to Be Honored as Voice of the Future (Video)

Power Women Summit 2019: Co-founder and executive director of U.S. Youth Climate Strike will be recognized for her work on climate change

Isra Hirsi, a leading teen climate and racial justice advocate, will receive the Voice of the Future Award at WrapWomen’s Power Women Summit, to be held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica on October 24-25.

Singer, songwriter and actress Becky G. will present the award to Hirsi, a 16-year-old high school student from Minneapolis, Minn., who has devoted herself to intersectionality and diversity within the climate justice movement. She led the organization of hundreds of strikes across the country to protest inaction on climate change on March 15 and May 3 of this year.

Hirsi began her climate activism her freshman year of high school by joining her school environmental club. In January 2019, at 15, she co-founded the U.S. Youth Climate Strike, which now has 100-plus organizers. The high school student, who is both Muslim and African American, spearheaded hundreds of strikes across the country this past spring in solidarity with Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

About the Summit

The Power Women Summit brings together 1,500 of the most influential women from the entertainment, media and technology industries, making it the largest gathering of its kind. With the theme of “Toward 50/50,” the event highlights women of achievement, encourages discussion on topics of impact and creates a lasting community of powerful women. The summit will provide two days of education, mentorship, workshops and networking.

Additional speakers for the summit include Eva Longoria, Chrissy Metz, Nicole Richie, Gigi Gorgeous, Rachel Zoe, Sophia Bush, Erin Andrews, Gina Torres, Stephanie Beatriz, Diane Guerrero and Jenna Dewan.

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