Get to know the "girl who silenced the world for six minutes", this weeks Friday Fav!
To finish up our week looking at Rio+20, we’re taking something of a then and now approach. In 1992 at the first Rio summit, Severn Suzuki, who was 11 years old at the time, addressed UN delegates. She became known as the “girl who silenced the world for six minutes.”
Now, 20 years on, Suzuki revisited that historic speech in an interview with Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now. Listening to her speak, then and now, forces us to ask questions about how we have or have not, as the case may be, dealt with the challenges facing our planet. And that’s why she’s our Friday Fav.