There is a Youth Climate Strike taking place in Leeds this Friday (14 February). Whilst we have not organised a formal march this time, the branch continues to support the climate strikes and members are encouraged to support them. Many of us will be at the march and events. (Timings are below.)
Student – staff coalition for the climate
Last year, the University of Leeds published seven principles it will adopt in order to transition to a low carbon future and start tackling the climate crisis on campus. But what exactly are these principles, and how can we make sure the University of Leeds actually sticks to them?
During the recent UCU strikes, a group of students and UCU members met to discuss the possibility of creating a student-staff coalition to hold the University of Leeds to account on its climate pledges. We want as many people involved as possible, so please join us for our first meeting on 18 February, where we’ll be getting to know each other, figuring out what this coalition will look like, and how we are going to take our aims forward.
Full details of the meeting at https://www.facebook.com/events/857624224665058/
Timings for youth climate strike action
Strikers & Supporters arrive at Leeds Town Hall
Welcome back & Our 2020 Demands speeches
+ performances, art & crafts, birthday no bake cake making, climate pick up lines.
*Inc. open mic for youth speeches/performances*
Main Themes: Why has youth strike been important?
Why do we need to keep going?
Preparing crowd to march
“Timeline of the movement” Action
12.30 – 1.15/1.30
March (w. Briggate stop off for 15 mins speeches)
1.30 – 2/2.15
*Open mic for youth speeches/performances*
Main Themes: Who do you strike for? / The climate crisis = about love
End of formal activities / YS street dancing tradition