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 community organizer, gardener, and musician currently studying sociology at Seattle University. In addition to his work as a plaintiff on the Juliana vs. US lawsuit, he is on the Board of Directors for the Civil Liberties Defense Center, and associates with a variety of direct action groups in the Pacific Northwest. Kiran does mandolin and vocals in the anarchist folk punk collective known as Geophagia, and books underground punk concerts in Seattle.