Top Moments of Jane Goodall Hopecast Season 1


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 the storytelling and marketing assistant on the communications & partnerships team at the Jane Goodall Institute USA, where she supports the team in advancing public engagement with JGI's holistic programs. Kira graduated from Smith College in 2021, majoring in anthropology and minoring in art history, and during her time there she developed a deep interest in the field of anthrozoology. Her interests within this field are broad, and have led her to study elephant iconography in the U.S. and wildlife management in Tanzania. JGI's values and mission as well as the mindset of anthrozoology guide her work, exploring the interactions between humans and other animals in order to promote a healthier coexistence on this shared planet.