Maya Menezes born Toronto, Canada March 20, 2004. Canadian youth activist. Supporter of refugee cause; working to combat climate change.
“What we’re trying to organize on the ground against is actually a rejection that some people are deserving of basic dignity and rights, and some are not. In the global climate crisis, we understand that most of the world either will be turned into a desert or will be uninhabitable, due to temperature, storm changes. We need to make sure that a climate plan that talks about decreasing emissions also has an open conversation that the borders must be open and people must have clear avenues to status and citizenship and safety in wherever they want to move to.” (Democracy Now!, Dec. 15, 2018; photo toronto environmental alliance)