Keynote Address at the Intergenerational Spring Seminar
International Engagement & Building Peace

2020 Keynote Speaker: Xiye Bastida

Headshot photo of Xiye Bastida smiling

Xiye Bastida

2020 Keynote Speaker

The Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations is proud to announce that Xiye Bastida will give the Keynote Address at our 2020 Intergenerational Spring Seminar.

Xiye Bastida is a 17 year old Climate Activist living in NYC. In September 2018, Xiye became leader of her school’s Environmental Club, where she mobilized 600 students in the first Global Climate Strike. Since then, Xiye has taken a citywide leadership role in organizing Climate Strikes and speaking out about Climate Justice issues in rallies and Town Halls.

Xiye was born and raised in Mexico as part of the Otomi-Toltec indigenous peoples. Currently, Xiye is one of the lead organizers of Fridays For Future, and sits in the Administration Committee of Peoples Climate Movement, where she brings the voice of youth to existing grassroots and climate organizations. Recently, she launched a Youth Activism Training Program to expand the Climate Justice movement. Xiye is a member of Sunrise Movement, Extinction Rebellion, and in 2018, she was invited to the 9th UN World Urban Forum to speak about Indigenous Cosmology. Notably, Xiye received the “Spirit of the UN” award in 2018.

The Keynote Address will take place Saturday, April 18, 2020 on Zoom during the online-only Intergenerational Spring Seminar. Spring Seminar registration is required to attend.​​​

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