FYI – There will be a rally at Battery Park from 3:30 – 5:00 PM, where Greta will be
expected to speak.
On September 20th 2019, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, a huge
student-led protest will be held, aimed at pushing governments from across the world to
take serious action to address global warming and the growing climate crisis. This protest
is timed to challenge the world leaders who will gather at the United Nations that same
week. Students across the world will be protesting at the same time. It may be one of the
biggest days of coordinated action in recent times and it will be an action led and
coordinated by youth. By working with the university to provide a safe space to organize
at if they so choose to join the assembly at Foley Square, along with the march and rally
at Battery Park, [https://strikewithus.org/nyc/ ] the Tishman Center is supporting the
strike and being an ally to the youth. This process has been created and led by the youth,
and while raising our voices is to the benefit of everyone, they are the ones that will deal
with the fallout of the actions of older generations’ pumping CO2 into the air.
As a faculty member of TNS, and member of its Tishman Environment and Design Center
(TEDC), I support our students’ engagement in this significant world issue and applaud
their conviction in fighting for better climate policies. TEDC will be providing materials to
make signage and snacks for any students, staff, and faculty at 66 W 12th. St. and a place
to gather in the cafe and courtyard area. [See the link:
If students want to go to Foley Square to hear Greta Thunberg speak. This could be a great
place to congregate before going!
Here is a list of events for the day in NYC: https://strikewithus.org/nyc/
Here is a TED Talk by Greta that launched this student movement:[https://www.ted.com/speakers/greta_thunberg]
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