Young people have woken up much of the world with their powerful Fridays for Future school strikes for the climate. As we face devastating climate breakdown and hurtle towards dangerous tipping points, young people are calling on millions of us across the planet to disrupt business as usual by joining the global climate strikes on September 20, just ahead of a UN emergency climate summit, and again on September 27.
In both Regina and Saskatoon, there will be events in support of this strike. SEIU-West members in support of this action can join their movement and their effort to hold corporations accountable for rampant pollution and creates good union jobs in a just transition. Please let us know if you can make one of the below events by emailing [email protected]!
Regina: These strikes started with school age youth, and millions of kids participated in the #schoolstrikeforclimate and joined the #FridaysForFuture movement. We had over 750 people come out and strike in May. Hopefully we have thousands of people out this time.This time unions and adult allies are joining in larger numbers globally. We really want people to see how we are concerned about The #ClimateCrisis here in Regina.
Hope to see you there! Bring a sign! Bring friends!
WHEN: Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10:30am
WHERE: South side of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum - 2445 Albert St, Regina
Saskatoon: We will gather at City Hall Square for 12:00 noon on Friday September 27th. We will hold a brief initial rally, then some or all of us will march down to the CBC station building. Then we will march to the provincial Cabinet office to draw attention to climate issues at a provincial level. Then we will march to the Federal Building to draw attention to climate issues at a federal level. Then we will march back to City Hall for a few more speeches and songs.
WHEN: Friday, September 27, 2019 at 12:00pm
WHERE: Saskatoon City Hall - 222 3rd Ave N, Saskatoon