|Born||November 12th 2005|
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Amelia Penney-Crocker (born November 12th 2005) is a Canadian climate change and social justice activism, actor, and writer who is known for challenging Canadian elected official to take action against climate change and systemic oppression. Penney-Crocker came into the public eye during her highly publicized letter-writing campaign in 2019., which entailed her writing a letter a day to Justin Trudeau every week for a year. She is also a published author and has co-authored 3 children's literature.
Early Life and Education
Penney-Crocker was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia . She attended St. Catherine’s elementary school and in her Preadolescences, Halifax Regional Centre for Education. She has been attending Citadel High School since 2020.
Although her work largely centers around the climate crisis , Penney-Crocker is open about her support for many other politically-progressive and grassroots lobbying movements . At the age of 12, she was commissioned by Peaceful Schools International to co-author  three children’s books concerning conflict resolution skills, which gained widespread media attention. Apart from politically-focused activities, Penney-Crocker is actively engaged in athletics and in the arts. She holds a black belt (martial arts) in taekwondo, and is a musical theatre actor who has participated in YPCo productions with the Neptune Theatre (Halifax, Nova Scotia). She can play the piano and enjoys musical composition her own music. Penney-Crocker has named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jacinda Ardern, Taylor Swift, and her mother as her primary role model. She is close friends with Rae Steeves, a fellow Nova Scotian climate activist.
In 2019, Penney-Crocker became involved with the school strike for climate For Future movement and since then has organized, led, and spoken at some of the biggest protest in nova scotia . December 11th of the same year, she began her letter-writing political campaign . Her campaign gained media coverage and followed her writing one letter a week to the justin trudeau Prime Minister in an effort to combat climate change mitigation. She has also worked with Children's First Canada, a children’s rights organization with the aim of improving quality of life for children in Canada. In 2021, she was featured in “The Women's Issue” as a notable female activist. Penney-Crocker is currently part of a grassroots movement to pressure government officials to lower the voting age in Canada to 16. In September of 2021, she announced that she had joined the literary agent 5 Otter Literary as an author
- The Fairy Ring (2018)
- The Enchantress From Canada (2018)
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