Project Coordinator for Convenings
Josiah Edwards (he/him) is a youth climate justice organizer who has been organizing with young people for the past five years. He knows well the impacts of environmental racism, having grown up as a low-income, Black kid near the largest refinery on the west coast. Born and raised in the South Bay of Los Angeles, the unceded territory of the Gabrielino-Tongva people who are the true stewards of the land, this lived experience motivated him to fight for environmental justice and a Green New Deal as an organizer with Sunrise Movement. Josiah is especially excited to further his commitment to climate justice at Youth on Root as the Project Coordinator for Convenings. He hopes that, by bringing BIPOC, poor and working class young people together from across the state of California, they can set the direction for a movement of young people across race and class, truly dedicated to combating the climate crisis, transforming their communities, and creating millions of good jobs in the process.