Iowa Youth Climate Strike May 3, 2019

I apologize for the late notice about tomorrow’s Iowa Youth Climate Strike, which will happen on the west side of the Iowa Capitol building on May 3rd from 10 am – 1 pm. Thanks to Roger Routh for producing the excellent video below of three Iowa students talking about the strike and the urgency for addressing climate change. This is a great opportunity to have conversations with young people about how they feel about the state of our environment today. And I hope you will support youth you know who want to participate in the School Strikes (there are a number of different names used). Other ways youth can be involved is by joining the Sunrise Movement, which is working for a Green New Deal.

“Basically if we don’t take care of climate change now, all humans will die because of it.”

Iowa Climate Strike

May 3rd 10-1 we strike again!! Please share and print these posters to hang up around your schools and towns. If you can’t attend the strike we ask you to wear green and set your alarms to 11:11 in honor of the 11 years remaining until climate change is irreversible. If you can attend the strike make sure you wear green, bring a reusable water bottle, and dress according to the weather!

Iowa Climate Strike
Roger Routh video about Iowa Youth Climate Strike

There are those who criticize youth missing school to participate in Youth Climate Strikes. What is education? How and where do our youth learn? What responsibility should youth have in the world today? This blog post talks about answers to this question, and examples of what youth in Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) have done about climate change.

On the day of last month’s youth climate strike, my friend Rezadad Mohammadi and I, who both attended Scattergood Friends School and Farm, traveled to the School so we could talk with the students and teachers there about our experiences related to climate change.

Rezadad Mohammadi and Jeff Kisling

Blog posts about Quaker Youth Climate Strikes

https://kislingjeff.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/youth-climate-strike-and-quakers/
https://kislingjeff.wordpress.com/2019/03/17/youth-and-the-yearly-meeting/

#Westrikeback #YouthClimateStrike Facebook: Iowa Climate Strike

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1 Response to Iowa Youth Climate Strike May 3, 2019

  1. Ed Fallon says:

    Thanks for the reminder

    On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 8:35 AM Quakers, social justice and revolution wrote:

    > jakisling posted: ” I apologize for the late notice about tomorrow’s Iowa > Youth Climate Strike, which will happen on the west side of the Iowa > Capitol building on May 3rd from 10 am – 1 pm. Thanks to Roger Routh for > producing the excellent video below of three Iowa students” >

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