Sounds of the student strike

(The latest in a series of posts relating to the environment, Bethlehem’s Climate Action Plan, and Bethlehem’s Environmental Advisory Council)

Gadfly’s a shy guy. Not much for public speaking. Seeger

And really not a strike, rally, demonstration kind of guy.

Except for the singing, that is. He would sing along.

Like with Peter, Paul, and Mary (Peter was at Sellersville yesterday!).

And with Pete Seeger. Whose spirit will visit us next Saturday.

But, as Gadfly realizes, strikes / rallies / demonstrations have an important role to play in empowering and consolidating change agents, galvanizing public opinion, and fostering political change.

And such activity by students is especially noteworthy.

Gadfly couldn’t get to the student Global Climate Strike at Payrow Plaza week ago Friday.

So he’s glad that follower Dan did and provides us with some audio that captures the bubbling passion the issue of climate change generates.

The chants:

The demands:

The danger (storms):

The apocalypse (pre-teen):

The political action group (Sunrise):

The environmental group (Sierra):

The elected official (Tara Zrinski):

The things you can do (10 ways):

The religious perspective (Muslim):

Gadfly knows that climate change issues are dear to the heart of many followers.

If you were there on Payrow Plaza or at some such other gathering, what would you say to gain the attention of the crowd when the mic was passed to you?

Interesting thought experiment.

Gadfly invites your comments.

It’s Sunday, September 29, do you know where your local Climate Action Plan is?

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