Svitlana Romanko – Jason Kirkpatrick

Jason Kirkpatrick is the former Vice-Mayor of Arcata, California, an internationally published author, and has been a climate campaigner and non-profit communications manager for over 30 years. Svitlana Romanko is the Founder and Director of the Ukrainian organization Razom We Stand, which grew out of the successful #StandWithUkraine campaign to end the global fossil fuel addiction that feeds Putin’s war machine. Ms. Romanko launched and coordinated both groups once the Russian war against Ukraine began. She has been an environmental lawyer for over twenty years and a high-impact climate justice campaigner for a decade. In 2022 Svitlana was awarded the Rose Braz Award for Bold Activism. Svitlana holds a PhD in Environmental, Natural Resources, Land and Agrarian Law and a doctorate in Climate Change Law, Climate Governance and Climate Policy.

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