NYC Youth lead Zero Hour march on climate
NEW YORK, NY - Hundreds of New York students took to the streets of Manhattan on July 21, 2018 for the NYC Youth Climate March and Rally from Columbus Circle to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, to demand immediate governmental action on climate change.

Zero Hour, founded and led by high school students across the US, is organizing the day of peaceful protest to bring national attention to climate change’s impact on their generation and future generations. Zero Hour affirms that environmental justice is social justice. New York citizens in socio-economically disadvantaged communities are disproportionately impacted by the dangerous effects of the city’s overconsumption of fossil fuels.

Speakers:
● Aryaana Khan (Youth Climate Activist)
● Alysa Chen, Anya Martinez & Leela Sostky (Climate Museum Youth Advisory Council)
● Izzi Graj (Fellow, Sunrise Movement)
● Sylvana Widman (NY Chair, YPPG)
● Harris Khan (Executive Vice President, Student Government at CUNY City College)
● Rachel Lee (Junior Coordinator, Zero Hour NYC)

Local partners include People’s Climate Movement, Alliance for Climate Education, Youth Progressive Policy Group, and 350 NYC.

In Washington, D.C., there will be a lobby day, art festival, and march July 19-July 21, 2018. The NYC march is one of many planned for this day, with sister marches being held in cities across the United States and around the world. Together, we will demand immediate, common sense climate change legislation at the federal, state and local levels.

Zero Hour, a youth-led climate and environmental justice nonprofit, will lead the largest climate mobilization effort by youth of color in Washington, D.C., and across the world this July. The movement has been endorsed and supported by more than 40 national and grassroots organizations, including 350.org, Sierra Club, Climate Reality, Indigenous Environmental Network, March for Science, and others.

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