GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE: Students from 3 West Seattle schools rally

(WSB photos/video from Explorer West students’ action)

4:52 PM: Students from at least two three local schools participated in today’s Global Climate Strike to demand action against climate change. We followed Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) students as they walked to Roxbury at noontime to hold signs.

We asked one student, sixth-grader Hugh, what he and his classmates hope will happen:

Students from another independent south West Seattle school, Westside School (WSB sponsor), rallied too. Thanks to Jeanne for these next two photos:

The biggest rally in Seattle was this morning at Cal Anderson ParkThe Seattle Times estimates 2,500 participants – followed by a march to City Hall for an afternoon gathering.

ADDED 10:59 PM: Taproot School sent photos too:

Taproot’s classrooms are at the fauntleroy Schoolhouse.

7 Replies to "GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE: Students from 3 West Seattle schools rally"

  • Jayne September 20, 2019 (6:03 pm)

    Thank you, students! Keep on fighting the good fight.

  • Dm September 20, 2019 (7:40 pm)

    So proud of them, but so sad that they have to do this because of the mess our environment is in.

  • downtown abby September 20, 2019 (9:32 pm)

    The downtown protest seemed bigger. I could see them marching past my building. From start to finish, it was over a half hour. 

    • WSB September 20, 2019 (10:12 pm)

      Since I wrote this, organizers’ news release has come in and their estimate was 10,000. Crowd estimating is a tricky and sensitive thing at best…

  • Martine Wagoner September 20, 2019 (9:49 pm)

    Thank you, students! You have taken on an important campaign and undertaking. Mother Earth needs your help and I appreciate your passion and fight! 

  • Kerry L. September 21, 2019 (11:12 am)

    Thank you, West Seattle students!

  • alkistu September 23, 2019 (8:14 pm)

    Thank you students of West Seattle and life itself. You are beginning to understand the predicament of your future and how to express your concern. This is an introduction to activism, clearly a needed format. Keep on being climate activist. Listen and learn as the example of Greta Thunberg is giving  to you.  Act as if your house is on fire, because it is.  ADULTS, pay attention to these children.

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