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Here is the latest press release from FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE
For immediate use: Monday 13th April 2020
Global Strike: Young activists are holding a 24 hour live stream in place of the global school strike on April 24th.
On the 24th of April, Fridays For Future will be holding a 24 hour livestream on our International YouTube channel. It will feature countries from all around the world, starting East in Australia and the Pacific Islands, and ending West in the Americas. This will be a day of global unity, where Fridays For Future groups in as many different countries as possible will get to share their experiences, how the climate crisis has impacted their communities and what they want to see change. The livestream starts 0:00 Friday to 24:00 Friday UTC with more details to follow.
The 24th of April was supposed to be a global School Strike for Climate, a movement started by Greta Thunberg in August 2018. It was intended to be a day of global unity, and during past global events over 7.5 million people have taken to the streets to protest for climate action. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has put the world on hold, and we must adapt. We strongly believe in uniting behind science and understanding the emergency, therefore we made the decision to cancel our protests. Instead, we have had to be more creative.
“2020 is a crucial year for climate action and we can’t afford to forget about it during this pandemic. We always follow the science, which currently says it’s unsafe to gather in large groups due to COVID19. This project will be a useful way of keeping people involved and the discussion relevant without endangering anyone,” said Kallan Benson, a 16-year-old school striker and one of the organisers from the USA.
Dylan Hamilton, a 15-year-old school striker and organiser from Scotland, said, “In this time of uncertainty, we can’t forget one crisis in the midst of another. Every crisis must be treated as a crisis, and our situation before the coronavirus was already an emergency.”
Several countries have confirmed their participation:
Argentina, Austria, Costa Rica, Denmark, England & Wales, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Serbia, Sweden, USA. FFF groups globally are spreading and announcing the digital event. More information is forthcoming of details in the week of April 20th.
Contact Point: Vega Månsson, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46723949568
Joe Hobbs, email@example.com, +1 4433747001FFF YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChb23_19GTIWDF7-zXNrT3g
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We are also pleased to announce more trainings and talks. Here are offerings from FridaysforFuture including trainings, office hours for help, and downloadable materials. Just press the links.
April 20, Monday, Training, Action Basics on Climate, Organizing at the Grass Roots around Climate Change, Theory and Practice. Fitting for Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia. Sign up at this link.
April 21, Tuesday, Training, Action Basics on Climate, Recruiting and Organizing using AN. fitting for Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa. Sign up at this link.
II. Join FFF online with technical or organizing questions. FFF is available on Wednesdays, always between 1630 and 1830 CET, or 2100 and 2200 CET. NOTE CET means Central European Time, not necessarily your time. Look at any Wednesday for how and when to connect. Select the right time and use this Zoom link.
III. Use several FFF tools or documents.
-Please if interested in working with FFF and ActionNetwork, sign the GDPR agreement.
-Please download the document on the basics of organizing around climate change here.
-Please download the introduction on how to use ActionNetwork here.
-Please download the Action Basics on Climate (ABC) on creating and using a petition here.
-Please download the Action Basics on Climate (ABC) on recruiting volunteers here.
-Please read about mobilizing v. organizing.
IV. Use FFF's online petitions "inspiring" authorities to come forward to declare a climate emergency. Sign this petition for the US, or for Sweden, or for Turkey, or for the rest of the world. Download and gather signatures on a hardcopy of the FFF petition. Go out and gather signatures for this petition, for the US or for Sweden, or for Turkey, or for the rest of the world. Then input through the online petition.
If you have not, signup to become a trainer or speaker or signature gatherer. We need folks everywhere to train others using ActionNetwork, to understand the grassroots work we do, to understand how to use our petition, or to give a talk, personal or scientific, on climate change. Take the first step and sign the GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) agreement of understanding. Then fill in this general volunteer form or in this trainer form where you think you might fit best in.
Note these online trainings and office hours are constantly being updated.
Thank you for all you can do!
FFF operates on a decentralized, nonhierarchical model, which means that we have no central leadership team and each local group has autonomy over its climate strike concepts and schedules, organizational model, and strategic goals. FFF trainings offered by the international trainings team are not meant to contain orders or directives, and we encourage each participant to adapt training content to the contexts of their own local groups however they see fit.