Bushfire Response: School Strikers Sit-Down In Solidarity in 50+ Locations Across Australia
#ThisIsClimateChange Sit-Down Strikes to fundraise for the bushfires, hear from those on the frontlines and demand action: more support to manage fires and real action to tackle the climate crisis: 1. no new fossil fuels, 2. 100% renewables, 3. funding for a just transition.
This Friday November 29, thousands of students around the country will walk out of school and join their communities in over 50 locations across Australia to hold sit-down strikes outside politicians’ offices, in response to the bushfires tragically gripping the country.
At the Sit-downs, participants will hear from those on the frontlines of the bushfires and climate crisis, fundraise for the Bushfire Appeal and demand that the Federal Government increase support to fight fires and take urgent climate action.
Capital City Details:
Adelaide: 11am South Australian Parliament
Brisbane: 1pm Queens Gardens
Canberra: 10am in front of Federal Parliament - Thursday Nov 28
Darwin: 10am 36 Parap Place
Hobart: 12:30pm Parliament Lawns
Melbourne: 2:30pm Victorian Parliament
Perth: 6pm Yagan Square
Sydney: 10am 100 William St Woolloomooloo
School Strike leader and Nymboida local who lost her home to the bushfires, Shiann Broderick, who will be speaking at the Sydney Sit-Down, said:
“Our Government’s inaction on the climate crisis has supercharged bushfires. People are hurting. Communities like ours are being devastated. Summer hasn’t even begun.
“But instead of taking real action on the climate crisis, our Government offers ‘thoughts, prayers’ - and more support for coal, oil and gas.
“Scott Morrison says students belong in school. But the impacts of the climate crisis are preventing many of us from attending.
“We hope that Australians across the country will join with us on November 29 to sit-down in solidarity with everyone on the frontline of the climate crisis, and demand real action now.”
Those participating in the Sit-downs will call on all politicians to increase support for Indigenous land management and the Rural Fire Service and take real climate action:
No new coal, oil and gas projects, including Adani’s mega coal mine.
100% renewable energy and exports by 2030
Funding for a just transition and jobs for fossil fuel workers and communities
The #ThisIsClimateChange Hashtag is being used by SS4C for this action to recognise that the climate change has supercharged deadly bushfires.
Background: School Strike 4 Climate Australia is a decentralised, grassroots movement, comprised of teenagers from across the country, united in our fight for climate action and justice.
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