Reflecting on the
Youth Climate Strike
Last Friday, March 15th, millions of young people around around the world left school to protest climate change. We congregated in town centers, next to highways, and in front of the offices of policy makers to show that we care about our earth and will not stand for climate injustice.
In San Fransisco, Sonoma, and Oakland, Youth vs Apocalypse members organized meet ups, marches, and protests, gathering thousands of young people from all across the Bay Area and beyond.
Check out our most recent blog post for reflections on the amazing Climate Strike and photos.
Thank you to all the organizations who helped us plan and organize this strike: Warriors for Justice, Jewish Youth for Community Action, Sunrise, Future Coalition, Democratic Socialists of America, 350.org, and 350 Bay Area.
We would also like to acknowledge supporting schools: Urban Promise Academy, Melrose Leadership Academy, Skyline Green Academy, and Oakland SOL.
Quotes about the Climate Strike from YVA members:
“I feel like the climate strike was an absolute success, in Sanoma, we had four different schools come together, there was so much enthusiasm and passion.”
– Ula Camastro, Sonoma
“After working so hard on planning the strike, seeing it finally come together was the best feeling in the world. As well, seeing the masses of angry, passionate, and inspirational young people who came to fight for each other filled me with so much hope and excitement for what the future holds.”
– Celia Malone, Palo Alto
“It was so amazing and it was so nice to see all the hard work and hours that the team spent organizing actually pay off. It was such a safe space from the start to finish. I loved the speeches the most and we definitely disturbed in an organized way!”
– Dulce Arias, Redwood City
SEE YVA FEATURED IN THE NEWS
Youth Taking Action
Video following the Youth Climate Strike by Youth Radio. Featuring YVA member, Celia Malone, and images of YVA members leading the march including Hannah Estrada, Isha Clarke, Kristen Tam, and Gitika Pahwa.
YVA members participating in video interviews with Brave New Films about youth taking action, the interaction with Dianne Feinstein, the reality of a future without the Green New Deal, and the importance of youth activist groups like Youth Vs Apocalypse.
Our 3 Campaigns
YVA’s campaign to show policy makers and the public that young people want a Green New Deal, and that it is the push we need to save our future.
We use this campaign to protest the import of coal into Oakland docks in an effort to protect Oakland communities, especially those of marginalized people, from the disastrous effects of coal and air pollution.