Student Walkout for Climate Change

Event Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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The PSC proudly endorses the global school walkout for climate change on Friday, September 20.

We salute the students throughout the world who are leading the movement on this most urgent of issues. “Our house is on fire; let’s act like it.”

PSC members are urged to support the movement in whatever ways you can without interfering with fulfillment of your normal work responsibilities: incorporate material about climate change into your teaching where appropriate, offer students logistical support, or join the walkout during your lunch hour.

In New York, participants will gather at Foley Square at 12 noon on the 20th, and then march to Battery Park at 1 PM. The PSC’s Environmental Justice Working Group and other PSC members will meet to join the march at 11:45 at the southwest corner of Worth and Lafayette Streets. We will be carrying red PSC signs.

The event will conclude with a rally at Battery Park featuring speakers and performers, including Fridays for Future movement starter Greta Thunberg and NY-based youth leaders. The rally will run from 2:30 – 5:00 PM.

Foley Square at 12pm & Battery Park at 2:30pm