Date: Friday, March 15 2019
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: UMKC University Playhouse
Address: 800 East 51st Street Kansas City, MO 64110
On March 15, 2019, join several UMKC student organizations to rally in solidarity with the US Youth Climate Strike and Greta Thunberg. We are joining forces with students around the world to demand climate justice and action!
RSVP here https://goo.gl/forms/8WYz6kUGu8h0jWAz2
We are youth organized and youth centered, but all are welcome who are passionate about this issue and want to save our planet.
"We, the youth of America, are striking because decades of inaction have left us with just 11 years to change our trajectory and avoid the worst effects of climate change, according to the Oct 2018 UN IPCC Report (http://tinyurl.com/y733zf76).
We are striking because many world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis.
We are striking because marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low- income communities— are already disproportionately impacted by climate change.
We are striking because when the social order is disrupted by young people finding their voice, the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change.
With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people. We are striking for the Green New Deal, for a fair and just transition to a 100% renewable economy, and for ending the creation of additional fossil fuel infrastructure. "