Global School Strike for the Climate: Albany Youth

“What will happen to humanity?” Averill Park student Sophie Schwarz-Eise asked the crowd. On Friday, September 20th, youth walked out of school and, joined by workers, activists, and millions of people world-wide, protested global powers they say are refusing to act on the climate crisis at the expense of their futures. At the doors of the Department of Environmental Conservation, they called on the DEC to fulfill their mission in good faith despite the Trump administration. They stood before the office of Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and renewed calls to divest New York State’s pension fund from fossil fuels. And at TD Bank, they called out the institution’s habit of lending money for fossil fuel infrastructure. The event culminated in a rally led in West Capitol Park led by Schalmont High School Student Audrea Din. Hear her speech, along with Schwarz-Eise.