In August 2018, Greta Thunberg walked out of her school in Sweden to demand action over climate change, starting a movement that has now seen over 1.6 million school students on strike globally. Angus and Tess explain how the movement has grown here, and why adults need to join them in a general strike.
After years of politicians ignoring the voice of the young, students have finally had enough of being pushed aside when it comes to our future. Over the past few months Angus and Tess, alongside millions of students around the world, have gone on strike from school to protest government inaction on climate change. Many students now recognise that the political and economic system
we live in is no longer compatible with our planet. For many, the climate crisis is the last straw for
capitalism, our politics and our planet.
Tess will speak about the sudden awareness and rise to create change in response to the environmental crisis. She will be talking about the marches and the key messages and changes that have arisen and also discussing how feminism plays a role within in this new global crisis,