VANCOUVER, BC - Student organizations all across British Columbia have been participating in the Week for the Future and Climate Justice campaign. The campaign started on September 20th, 2019 with a youth-led strike, continued through the week with additional actions and awareness campaigns, and will culminate in the first ever General Strike for the Climate on September 27th, 2019.
All of the member organizations that the Alliance of BC Students (ABCS) represents have joined the movement, and it’s clear that this is an issue that students across the province are demanding action on. “Our membership is united in the opinion that climate change requires immediate action,” said Gurvir Gill, chairperson of the ABCS. “We stand proudly with our members and with students across the province as they advocate for real and urgent change. For students, climate change is a huge concern, because we are the ones who will be grappling with the consequences down the line if nothing is done now. This is more important than going to class. This is our future.”
ABCS member organizations will be joining strikes in their respective jurisdictions, with most members joining the rally happening in front of Vancouver City Hall at 1:00 p.m. today. The ABCS will continue to support its members and collectively advocate for global climate justice and the rights of students and citizens everywhere to enjoy a safe and secure future.