Join in on a week of climate actions, September 20 - 27th. This Global Week of Climate Justice Action is being led by youth Climate Strikers and here in Toronto, it begins with a youth rally and teach-in on September 20th and ends with a global strike that, to quote the Fridays for Future event page, involves all of us - "unions, workers, parents, grandparents, every single one" of us.
Youth Strike for Climate Action - Global Week for Future
The event on the 20th will include a teach-in for youth on how to talk to adults about the climate crisis and help create better advocates. It will run from noon to 3 pm, location next to Hart House (7 Hart House Circle). Youth can sign up to be Facilitator Apprentices. Organizers are also asking for experienced facilitators and adults (teachers, politicians, parents, family) who will allow youth to practise talking with them. Register here: How to Talk With Adults about Climate Change.
Global Strike for Climate Action
11 am - Rally at Queen's Park
12 noon - March down University to King
Ending - Queen's Park
Come and support the youth Climate Strikers/Fridays for Future Toronto who are asking politicians and adults to act on the climate emergency. See the youth strikers' set of Emergency Climate Justice Demands here.
A vital component of the strike on the 27th is climate justice, including Indigenous and workers' rights. The many inter-connected damages of Canada's extractive economy - including environmental racism, economic injustice and biodiversity loss - must be addressed along with the call for strong climate action.
As the Fridays for Future facebook event listing expresses it "there is no more business as usual because this is a climate crisis." Join in on the 27th and be part of this growing movement for climate action!
You can also sign up here to be a volunteer marshal on the day.
There will be events all week, during this Global Week of Climate Justice Action, including a Just Transition forum, solutions forums, banner drops and faith-led actions. Stay tuned for more details.