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Episode 3 – Youth Activist Genesis Butler

Episode 3 is proof of Dr. Goodall’s message about the power of young people given the support to make a difference in their communities – it’s one of her favorite reasons for hope! Genesis Butler is a youth activist focusing on animal rights, plant-based lifestyles, and climate. In this episode, she and Jane talk about how they came to their shared passion for animals and nature from a young age.

They also look forward, considering what it means to be an activist today, and what it might mean for tomorrow.


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About Author

Kira is a current Communications & Policy Intern at the Jane Goodall Institute and recent graduate of Smith College, majoring in anthropology and minoring in art history. During her time at Smith, she developed a deep interest in the field of anthrozoology and found ways to incorporate this interest into her curriculum. This included doing an independent research project on elephant iconography in the U.S. and studying wildlife management abroad in Tanzania. She’s also a huge nerd who’s recently gotten into D&D, and she has a particular fondness for snakes.