On April 22, 2020 when we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we will find ourselves just ten years from plunging irreversibly into a catastrophic climate crisis driven by fossil fuels that threatens our collective survival. Young people all around the world are calling for everyone to mark this occasion by taking to the streets, joining strikes, and organizing other protests to demand serious action to confront the climate crisis.
In the 9 days stretching from the start of the climate strikes on Earth Day, through May Day (International Workers Day) we will take aim at the interlocking systems that are creating the crises our communities are suffering from and build a collaborative framework for a healthier, more just and more sustainable world.
April 22-24 — Youth Leading on Climate
Between April 22 and 24 young people are organizing a robust series of events ranging from school strikes to civil disobedience on Capitol Hill. Our friends fighting to cut off the money pipeline to the fossil fuel industry will also be taking mass action confronting banks and other financial institutions during that window. We will support and lift up these activities and while leaving space for youth to lead in this important moment.
April 27-May 1 — #ShutDownDC
Throughout the week of April 27th we’ll shut down business as usual with disruptive actions each day, culminating in a mass mobilization that brings the nation’s capital to a halt on May 1. Each day of the week will focus on a theme to highlight the ways that the climate crisis threatens our communities and lifts up our opportunities to build resilient alternatives.