The Camden Conference will present a free talk by Pearl Benjamin, Making Change with Gen Z, at Camden Public Library on Tuesday, January 21, at 6:30 p.m. Benjamin, a senior at Watershed School in Camden who contributes to The Camden Herald, will discuss the generational divide in modern media and activism from a teenager’s perspective. “In a time when the futures of young people are so relevant to today’s politics, teenagers need a platform to stand up and speak out. But a generational divide keeps activists of different ages from experiencing critical media the same way. How can boomers and teenagers work together to make change? How can we bring all perspectives to the table when it comes to making change?” asks Benjamin. She is cofounder of the local action network Maine Teen Advocacy Coalition and serves on Camden’s Energy and Sustainability Committee. The talk is presented in anticipation of the 33rd annual Camden Conference — The Media Revolution: Changing the World, February 21 to 23, to be held live at the Camden Opera House and livestreamed to the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Strand Theatre in Rockland, and Hannaford Hall in Portland. For more information, visit or call 236-1034.