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Severn Suzuki's speech at the University of British Columbia part 1

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I'm really happy to be here in Vancouver today I would like to begin first by acknowledging the ?!?!?!??!?!?!?! tradition territory we are on right now My name is Severn Cullis-Suzuki and, yes, I was a twelve year old who spoken real 16 years ago. You think that the most striking thing to me now I've seen that video, it's very strange to me to rush it I can't really handle watching it sometimes. But the most striking thing is that the twelve year old could give that exact same speech today. I've been fighting for sustainability since I was a little kid And today, I'm very happy to be the part of ''The student's for sustainability'' tour I opened with this, this tape from so many years ago because, today I wanna go through where we've come join that time and talk a little bit about the environmental movement, and how now we standed very critical point in the evolution of this movement. Since I was small I've learned from the people in my family, and the people in my life, but if you know that something is wrong, if you care about something, you must speak out about it! And I definitely learned this from my family. My father, David Suzuki, he was part of this tour, He spoke on nine of the different universities, You all might know him as an environmentalist, bit I think that it was his experience as a child during the Second World War, when him and his family were incarcerated by the Canadian government. but that really soled his activists roots. Ever since that time, he is hard to speak out against prejudice and social injustice. On the other side of my family, my English grandparents, they actually fought during that war. They were actually younger than I am now, it is hard to imagine what they've lived through. And ever since they have been such strong pacifists. Such strong advocates for peace. My mother, Tara Cullis, she has always shown me that there is a heck of a lot that one person can do in a face of injustice. These people have all shown me, that there is a lot that one can do, and there is a lot that one must do. Well, guess what folks, brainwashing works. And I have believed that I could personally affect the course of history since I was 6 years old.

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Duration: 2 minutes and 59 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Views: 349
Posted by: iwcheveg on Jul 18, 2011

This is another speech of a woman who made a world famous and brilliant speech while she was 12. She talks about environmental protection.

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