Youth Climate Strike Set For Friday Afternoon in San Luis
: 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 strikewithus.org, 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.