June 18, 2019 - People: Kids Suing the U.S. Government to Take Action Against Climate Change: It's a '911' Situation
March 6, 2019 - The Bridge: Youth V. Gov, Kiran Oommen and the Climate Trial of the Century
January 13, 2019: Juliana v. U.S. plaintiff speaks to Medford church community - KTVL
January 10, 2019: KEY FIGURE IN LANDMARK CLIMATE CHANGE LAWSUIT SPEAKS IN MEDFORD - KDRV
September 24, 2018: Meet The Young Climate 'Warriors' Of Eugene, Oregon - OPB
September 17, 2018: Meet Eugene’s young climate ‘warriors’ - The Register Guard
February 9, 2017: These 21 Kids Are Suing the Federal Government Over Climate Change: ‘Everything Is at Stake’ - People
November 21, 2016: UCC minister's son part of youth climate change lawsuit against federal government - ucc.org
November 15, 2016: Judge Rules Kids Can Sue Feds for Climate Change Negligence - Yahoo! News
Age: 22, 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 Oommen is a Malayali-American community organizer, gardener, and musician based in Seattle, WA. In addition to their work as a plaintiff on the Juliana vs. US lawsuit, they are on the Board of Directors for the Civil Liberties Defense Center, and associate with a variety of direct action groups in the Pacific Northwest. Kiran got their BA in sociology at Seattle University. Currently, they play in the ecofeminist powerviolence band Pickax and book underground punk concerts in Seattle.