People gather at Foley Square and then took to the streets to march to Battery Park.
The Time Magazine Title “More Than 60,000 Turn Out for New York’s Youth-Led Climate Strike More Than 60,000 Turn Out for New York’s Youth-Led Climate Strike”
What NYC’s Climate Strike March Looks Like From Above | NBC New York
The New York protest culminated in a rally featuring speeches from several prominent climate leaders, including Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who launched the global Fridays for Future — which led to the climate strike — movements last year.
Vic Barrett, 20 year-old Juliana vs US plaintiff, climate justice activist
Greta Thunberg, 16 year-old Swedish climate activist
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, 19 year-old Indigenous Climate Activist, Youth Director Earth Guardians; Plaintiff, Juliana vs US
Julio López Varona, Co-director of Community Dignity Campaigns, Center For Popular Democracy
Grace Goldstein, 17 year-old youth activist, US Climate Strike
Rebeca Sabnam, 16 year-old New York & Bangladeshi activist, Youth Advocate for Cafeteria Culture
Isabella Fallahi and Kevin Patel, Youth activists, Zero Hour
Artemisa Xakriabá, Indigenous Amazonian youth leader, Guardians of Forest
Marisol Rivera, 13 year-old Hurricane Sandy survivor, New York Communities for Change
Varshini Prakash, Executive Director, Sunrise Movement Judy Sheridan Gonzalez, President, New York State Nurses Association
Dr. Ayana Johnson, marine biologist and Founder of Urban Ocean Lab
Special performances by Jaden and Willow Smith