Sim Bilal

Youth Activist

Sim Bilal is a sophomore from South LA, raised by a single mom he is a Korean, Black, and Chickasaw organizer with Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles and is the head of logistics. Sim has been a climate activist for over 5 years and is a community organizer, working on banning oil drilling in his neighborhood, advocating for green spaces, and climate literacy. Sim is active in his community fighting for the enrichment of other local south la youth, through supporting elementary, middle, and high schools through mutual aid programs and volunteering as a robotics and coding instructor for the past three years. Sim has been working on integrating tech, activism, organizing, and legislation into addressing the climate crisis in Los Angeles. As a youth climate organizer, Sim has organized climate strikes in southern California mobilizing thousands of LA youth to call on divestment from fossil fuels and, investment into green jobs, infrastructure, and spaces. Through the coalition, YCSLA has helped pass legislation banning and phasing out oil infrastructure in Los Angeles city within the next five years, pushed for SB-1173 divestment of pensions, and created a unique climate action plan for Los Angeles.