HP Innovation Issue 18: Summer 2021 - Page 30

“ NOT ONLY ARE PEOPLE GROWING IN THEIR ACCEPTANCE AND CELEBRATION OF TRANS AND NON-BINARY YOUTH , BUT THEY ARE ALSO STANDING ALONGSIDE US .”

— STELLA KEATING
CLIMATE JUSTICE
COFOUNDER J & H NEW BEGINNINGS
Atlanta , Georgia
MISSION In addition to founding J & H New Beginnings , which provides care packages for struggling families , college students , and those experiencing homelessness , Jacqueline Azah organizes food donation drives and leads litter cleanup efforts . “ Whether it ’ s my care packages or poetry , to create is to imagine a reality beyond our shortcomings , and that is the compass to freedom .”
IMPACT In other civic activities , Azah helped organize the # YouthMarch4BlackFreedom movement and raised money for the George Floyd Memorial Fund and the Anti-Police Terror Project ’ s bail fund .
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SOCIAL JUSTICE
FOUNDER BLACK GIRL ENVIRONMENTALIST
Oxford , United Kingdom
MISSION Wanjiku “ Wawa ” Gatheru is an environmental justice advocate who is passionate about building a more inclusive environmental movement . “ Women — and particularly Black women — have a unique role to play as indispensable actors in creating just and effective climate solutions .”
IMPACT She spearheaded the Reclaiming Our Time campaign — one of the largest Black youth – led environmental initiatives in years — with partners including the Sierra Club , Mark Ruffalo , and Anne Hathaway .
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