For Immediate Release
Chandini Brennan Agarwal, Press Secretary for Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles
Greta Thunberg to Join LA Youth Strikers FRIDAY to Demand Action on CA’s Fossil-Fueled Climate Crisis
The youth are striking for climate action—and they’re not going away.
LOS ANGELES - On Friday, November 1, the organizers of Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles along with protesters will be joined by Swedish teen climate activist, Greta Thunberg, in a climate strike at Los Angeles City Hall. Thunberg recently sailed to the United States in a zero emissions sailboat and has been gradually making her way across the continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific. After a very successful strike by the Los Angeles Youth Climate Strike on September 20, which was joined by thousands of participants, the youth are striking again.
The event will involve keynote speakers and musicians who are young activists from Los Angeles, as well as Ms. Thunberg. Together, striking youth will demand Governor Newsom act immediately to protect frontline communities and our climate future by phasing out fossil fuel production in California. Despite its global reputation as a climate leader, California remains one of the largest oil-producing states in the country. Los Angeles itself is home to the largest urban oil field in the nation, where active oil wells drill for fossil fuels near homes, schools and parks.
The strike is a part of the Fridays For Future movement, which involves strikes around the world every Friday. These strikes send a message that the youths are missing school to protect their own futures. Young people will continue their fight against the climate crisis until politicians take enough action to reverse the trajectory of the climate crisis. The strike also aims to highlight the intersectionality of the climate crisis and how people of color are on the frontlines.
- What: Climate Strike with Greta Thunberg to End California’s Fossil-Fueled Climate Emergency
- When: Friday, November 1, 12:00 - 3:00 PM PST
11:00 AM - Media check-in at Check-in Table near press riser (across from stage)
12:00 PM Strike start at City Hall
12:15 PM Opening Blessing and Land Acknowledgement from CA Indigenous Youth
12:30 - 1:00 PM Kickoff Rally and Speakers
1:00 PM March to Governor Newsom’s office (300 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013) for action demanding a phase-out of fossil fuel production in CA, March back to City Hall
2:00 PM Closing Rally at City Hall, Greta Thunberg offers closing remarks3:00 PM Close
Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16
- Youth Climate Strike LA organizers
Chandini Brennan Agarwal
Kevin J Patel
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- Youth fighting fossil fuel production in California communities
Cemre GönenAngelica Perkins
Where: Grand Park, in front of Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St
March route map:
Youth activists, including Greta Thunberg, speaking to the crowd about our fossil-fueled climate crisis
Youth striking and marching with signs reading “Governor Newsom, it’s your Last Chance to Choose: Our Future or Fossil Fuels”
Action in front of the Governor’s Los Angeles office at Governor Newsom’s office
Our demands and more information about why we strike can be found at strikewithus.org.
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