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Jamie Margolin        

Climate Change Activist; Author; Founder & Co-Executive Director of Youth-Led Climate Action Group "Zero Hour"

Jamie Sarai Margolin is a Jewish Colombian-American organizer, activist, author, public speaker, screenwriter, artist, and filmmaker studying Film & TV at NYU Tisch. She is a founder of the international youth climate justice movement called Zero Hour that led the official "Youth Climate Marches" in Washington, DC and 25+ cities around the world during the summer of 2018. Zero Hour has over 200+ chapters worldwide and has been a leading organization in the climate movement. She is the author of a book called "Youth To Power: Your Voice and How To Use It,” which has been translated in many languages and sold all over the world. The book serves as a guide to organizing and activism, and is a recipient of the 2020 Gold Medal Nautilus Book Award for YA nonfiction.

She is also a plaintiff on the Our Children's Trust Youth v. Gov Washington state lawsuit, Aji P. vs. State of Washington, suing the state of Washington for denying my generation our constitutional rights to a livable environment by worsening the climate crisis. She served as a surrogate for the Bernie Sanders 2020 Presidential Campaign, speaking at several campaign rallies (including the 2020 Tacoma Dome rally to an audience of over 17 thousand people), filming campaign endorsement videos, and doing outreach to get out the vote for Bernie Sanders. She was one of the youngest Delegates at the 2020 Democratic Convention.

She is also the director, screenwriter, and lead actress in a web series called ART MAJORS, a show about a friend group of LGBTQ+ art students struggling with queer love and breaking into the entertainment industry. She is also the host of “Lavender You”, a podcast and online community talking about queer arts and media representation.

Margolin is one of Teen Vogue’s “21 Under 21” girls changing the world in 2018, One of People Magazines 25 women changing the world in 2018, Fuse TV’s Latina Trailblazer of 2018, one of The Today Show’s 18 under 18 Groundbreakers of 2019, MTV EMA Generation Change winner of 2019, one of the BBC's 100 most influential women of 2019, one of GLAAD’s 20 under 20 LGBTQ+ people changing the world, and on the OUT 100 list of 2020.

Currently, she is the creator and writer and director of "Pelea," a new independent animated short film centering on environmental justice themes in Latin America, and a lesbian love story.

Speech Topics

Activism, Environment, Climate Change, Advocacy, LGBTQ+, Youth Empowerment & Motivation, and Latinx themes


Opinion | I'm Not Only Striking for the Climate - The New York Times
By Jamie Margolin. Ms. Margolin is the founder of Zero Hour. Sept. 20, 2019. 201. Children at the Climate Strike outside parliament in central London, on Friday.
Seattle's Jamie Margolin is 17 and a climate activist. On Wednesday ...
Jamie Margolin in some ways typifies a growing generational movement, as teenagers fearfully eye a future that scientists say will see climate-change calamities ...
Jamie Margolin of Zero Hour is the teen climate change activist you ...
Jamie Margolin, founder of Zero Hour, a group of young climate change activists, recently spoke in front of Congress alongside Greta Thunberg for Climate ...

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