Pittsburgh Climate Strike

Start: Friday, September 20, 201912:00 PM

End: Friday, September 20, 2019 4:00 PM

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

12 pm - 2 pm: Speakers and rally
2 pm - 4 pm: More rallying, planning, info tables

City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pgh

Event Details:


  • 11am: Before the strike begins, PA Interfaith Power & Light will hold a Peace Walk and Meditation starting at 11:00 AM from Trinity Cathedral, 328 Sixth Ave. and walking to the City County Building.
  • 12pm: Everyone meets at City County Building, Speakers start
  • 2pm: Striking & chants for solidarity
    • Everyone will also have the chance to visit tabling organizations taking action against climate change
  • 4pm: Strike ends

Speakers (in order):

  • Leandra Mira, 18, Upper St. Clair: Welcome and Climate Action Demands
  • Malachi Browns, 5, Crafton: Plastic, waste and sea turtles.
  • Maria Isabel Villegas, 18, Oakland: A Tale of Two Category 5 Hurricanes, how climate change is affecting vulnerable global communities
  • Gunner Bjornson, 13, Washington County: Lives in a community affected by fracking
  • Benjamin Gutschow, 17, Squirrel Hill: “The injustice of climate change: A call for united action” Speech from a high schooler's perspective of the climate crisis, and why it’s so important that high school students strike.
  • Elsie Ley, 9, Trafford Borough: Impacts to wildlife and demands of Gov. Wolf
  • Aidan Graber, 11, Trafford Elementary, Westmoreland County: Our fight against new oil and gas development in our community.
  • State Rep. Sara Innamorato
  • Dr. Patricia Demarco, grandmother and environmental activist. The older generation's perspective of the crisis and passing the torch.