Leanna First-Arai

Leanna First-Arai wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Leanna is an educator and freelance writer based in Memphis.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Why Students of Color Are Stepping Up to Lead Climate Strikes
Kawika Ke Koa Pegram has lived his entire life in island communities and is all too familiar with what sea level rise looks like firsthand. Pegram, a 17-year-old junior in high school, recently moved back to Hawai‘i—where he was born—from the Philippines. Two years later, Hurricane Walaka hit the...
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