Climate, Environmental Advocate to Present Skeggs Lecture

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, an advocate, leader, activist and hip-hop artist, will be the featured speaker at a Skeggs Lecture Series event at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Chestnut Room at Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Martinez has been involved with the climate and environmental movement since he was 6 years old and has spoken multiple times at the United Nations. In 2019 he was named to the TIME100 Next list.

Martinez has been a guest on the “Daily Show” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.” He has also been featured multiple times on PBS, Showtime, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Upworthy, The Guardian, Vogue, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, CNN, MSNBC, HBO, Netflix and VICE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.