Students around the world are striking for climate action and UCLA Med students are joining them!
We will be meeting at 12PM on Friday 9/20 at Geffen Hall at UCLA and will be heading to meet at The Last Bookstore near Pershing Square at 1pm and will walk from there to join the Youth Climate Strike (which will have started at 12PM at Pershing Square). We will be there in our white coats!
This will offer a powerful visual that health professionals are standing with students. We also encourage you to make signs showing the health impacts of climate change.
This event isn't just for medical students! We invite all health professionals to join us in calling for urgent action to stop climate change.
Children and students have shown incredible leadership at these actions and it's important that health professionals attending the actions are supportive without taking centre stage. The Health Host of this action has already reached out to let the students know that health professionals are coming. The global climate strike page also has some great tips about supporting students in a way that doesn't take over their event. You can find those here: https://globalclimatestrike.net/organise/#community
If you have questions or want to travel by carpool to the strike, get in touch with josephbarry89[at]gmail.com.
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