New York is already being visibly impacted by climate change. Listening to the experiences of those people already impacted by climate change is an important part of Climate Week NYC. This “open forum” welcomes people from New York to speak from their personal experience of how they and their communities are being impacted by climate change now. The format of this forum gives participants a chance to more fully understand and relate to others as well as to share their own experiences. Several times during the forum, members of the audience will pair up to process what they have heard and listen to each other’s stories. Sharing experiences is a powerful tool that strengthens our understanding and activism.