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Youth Climate Strike Set For Friday Afternoon in San Luis

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: Youth activists will gather in San Luis this afternoon to educate the public about climate change.

The group AZ Youth Climate Strike will host eight gatherings in Arizona today as part of a national day of action on climate change. Besides the Phoenix and Tucson areas, gatherings are scheduled for Yuma and San Luis.

Organizers say their demands include sustainable agriculture and respect of indigenous land.

Activist Nathalie Hernandez Barahona will speak at the San Luis event.

“We know who will be affected most by climate change and it’s not people of means or politicians but low-income communities, brown and black communities. Indigenous communities,” Hernandez Barahona told KAWC.

According to, there are more than 250 climate strike events scheduled nationwide today.

The Yuma climate strike was set to begin at 2 p.m. at Gateway Park. A gathering is also set for San Luis at 4 p.m. at the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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