Kiran on the Supreme Court steps, April 27, 2017. Photo: Robin Loznak

Kiran on the Supreme Court steps, April 27, 2017. Photo: Robin Loznak

Kiran Oommen

Age: 20, Hometown: Eugene, Oregon

"Our government refuses to protect our basic rights to life. If those we have put in power aren't protecting our necessities, what purpose are they serving?"

Kiran is a community organizer, musician and professional dog walker, studying sociology and cello performance at Seattle University. He organizes with many groups in Seattle, including the Neighborhood Action Coalition and Seattle U’s direct action club. Geophagia is Kiran’s folk punk duo, and they sing about the benefits of gardening and the problems with society in living rooms, at protests, or in the park if it isn’t raining.

Kiran at the White House with Victoria and Kelsey, at end of the People's Climate March, April 29, 2017. Photo: Robin Loznak

Kiran at the White House with Victoria and Kelsey, at end of the People's Climate March, April 29, 2017. Photo: Robin Loznak