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Youth Climate Strikes Planned Friday in Sonoma County


Youth climate strikes are planned Friday in Santa Rosa and Sonoma.

The group Sunrise Sonoma County is urging youth to walk out of schools, workplaces and homes to participate in a Die-In For Life at noon on campuses across the county and at Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa.

A School Strike For The Climate is planned for 1:30 p.m. at the Sonoma Plaza, 453 First St. E. in Sonoma.

At 5 p.m., a candlelight march is scheduled from Julliard Park to Old Courthouse Square, where a vigil will be held for human and non-human victims of the devastating wildfires in the county and the global victims of climate-related disasters.

Youth activists, artists and community leaders in the Sunrise climate strike movement are calling for the end of dependence on fossil fuels and demanding a Green New Deal by federal legislators.

The Friday Climate Strike coincides with the gathering of world leaders at the United Nations' annual climate conference in New York City.

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