KTOO radio to interview Climate Defense Project’s Kelsey Skaggs

I received this flyer from 350 Juneau, and after looking into it a bit, I thought you might be interested in hearing this interview.

Kelsey Skaggs seems like she’s a lot of things: an attorney, executive director of an environmental group called the Climate Defense Project, and (per the email from 350 Juneau) a former local.

What: Interview with Kelsey Skaggs

Where: KTOO

When: Saturday, August 19, 4:00 PM

Read on for more information about Kelsey and the Climate Defense Project.

What is the Climate Defense Project?

The climate movement needs climate lawyers.  Climate Defense Project fills a gap in the legal landscape by supporting front-line activists, pursuing climate impact litigation, and connecting attorneys with communities and campaigns.

CDP’s three co-founders are recent Harvard Law School graduates.  As law students, they brought the first fossil fuel divestment lawsuit, Harvard Climate Justice Coalition v. President and Fellows of Harvard College.  Since graduating, they have continued to work toward a stable climate for present and future generations.

More about Kelsey Skaggs:

Born and raised in Alaska, Kelsey understands humans as part of the natural world rather than apart from it.  Prior to attending law school, she coordinated a program to provide pro bono legal assistance to indigent survivors of gender-based violence in Alaska.  She has worked on environmental issues at Crag Law Center in Oregon; on international environmental policy at Universal Rights Group in Geneva; and defending free speech activists at Media Legal Defence Initiative in London.  Kelsey has also written about First Amendment issues related to NSA surveillance programs.  She holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of California, Davis, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.  Kelsey is licensed to practice law in the State of California.

– Mary

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