On Monday October 29 at 5 PM, 350 Brooklyn is hosting a youth rally on the steps at Borough Hall, in conjunction with rallies around the country, to bring attention to Juliana vs US, On that day, opening arguments start in this court case brought by 21 youths (as young as 11) against the US government for failing to fight climate change.
The youth filed their constitutional climate lawsuit, called Juliana v. U.S., against the U.S. government in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon in 2015. Earth Guardians is also an organizational plaintiff in the case. Their complaint asserts that the government's affirmative actions that cause climate change have violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources.
350 Brooklyn wants to spread the word to area schools, so please come and spread the word. I've attached a flyer for the rally.
They are also looking for kids who might want to perform (theater, music, spoken word) along with other kids who've already been invited to speak. If you know any students who would want to participate, let me know and I'll connect you with the organizers.