Category: Press

CDP in the Press: This year’s Public Service Venture Fund ‘seed grant’ recipients are advocating for climate justice, sustainable development and transgender issues
January 27, 2017April 24, 2017
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CDP in the Press: This year’s Public Service Venture Fund ‘seed grant’ recipients are advocating for climate justice, sustainable development and transgender issues

A Harvard Law Today piece mentioned the start-up grant that Climate Defense Project won: With the goal of providing a stable climate for future generations, Climate Defense Project — co-founded by Kelsey Skaggs ’16, Alice Cherry ’16 and Ted Hamilton ’16 — aims to fill a gap in existing efforts by enlisting the legal system...

CDP in the Press: Climate Defense Project Featured in “We Are Here” Inauguration Day Rally
January 24, 2017May 8, 2017
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CDP in the Press: Climate Defense Project Featured in “We Are Here” Inauguration Day Rally

Changemakers all over the United States responded to Donald Trump’s inauguration with “We Are Here,” a call to action from activists and elected officials such as Alicia Keys, Bernie Sanders, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore, Tulsi Gabbard, Van Jones, Common, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson, and many more. Kelsey Skaggs of Climate Defense Project...

CDP in the Press: This Is What Insurgency Looks Like
June 4, 2016April 24, 2017
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CDP in the Press: This Is What Insurgency Looks Like

CDP co-founder Kelsey Skaggs was mentioned in a Common Dreams article about legal support at the Break Free protests: As people settled in on the tracks, law student Kelsey Skaggs asked those risking arrest to fill out intake forms for the legal team. Then she said . . .

CDP in the Press: Next-Gen Climate Activism
April 22, 2016April 24, 2017
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CDP in the Press: Next-Gen Climate Activism

Student activists calling for a shift away from fossil fuels say that institutions that refuse to act forfeit their status as moral leaders. Harvard Law student Ted Hamilton discusses with host Steve Curwood the lawsuit that’s attempting to compel Harvard to divest its portfolio of fossil fuels, and the connections between divestment and the broader...

CDP Author: Can Breaking the Law Be a Legal Defense?
January 25, 2016April 24, 2017
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CDP Author: Can Breaking the Law Be a Legal Defense?

When our grandchildren write the history of the climate movement, they’ll save a few pages for the trials of 2016. First, they’ll focus on Snohomish County, Washington, where, last Friday, Seattle-area jurors found the so-called Delta 5 not guilty of obstruction for blockading a regional oil facility in 2014. The protest and the acquittal were...