As the climate emergency heats up and becomes more urgent by the day, young people all over the world are rising up to demand action by adults. They are also asking all adults to follow their leadership, and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them in their mass movements.
On August 14, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg set sail on a wind-powered racing sailboat to cross the Atlantic from Plymouth, UK. She is projected to reach New York City in 2 weeks, to participate in the 3rd global School Strike for Climate on September 20. She'll be traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada before going to Chile for COP 25, the next international climate conference, in December.
Please join us to learn more about Greta, about our own, home-grown New York City school strike for climate youth, and about how we can support and participate in the September 20 school strike. We'll screen a half-hour film about the massive global youth movement, followed by a discussion and sharing of specifics for how to support and get involved.
Please read this message from Greta and other youth climate strikers calling on adults to stand with them in their struggle to secure their futures: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/23/greta-thunberg-young-people-climate-strikes-20-september
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Truth and acknowledgment are critical to building mutual respect and connection across all barriers of heritage and difference. We begin this effort to acknowledge what has been buried by honoring the truth. In this region, we are standing on the ancestral lands of the Lenape People and the Wappinger People. We pay respect to their elders past and present. Please consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that underlie our daily lives. And please join us in uncovering such truths at all public events.