Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 the People's Climate Movement once again marched and held over 109 events across the nation demanding action for global climate justice. After having been 1 of the 4,000 people who marched in New York City last year, I was excited to march and take action in my new home of Seattle.
Over a hundred people took the streets of downtown Seattle to demand for climate justice with an emphasis on solidarity among those most affected by climate change. The march ended at Occidental Park where we heard from multiple speakers, including Naomi Klein award winning journalist and author of This Changes Everything Capitalism vs. The Climate. Climate change is more than just an environmental problem; rather it is primarily a social, political, and economic problem that deeply affects people of color, low income communities, and the global south. It was great to get involved and actually feel like I belong in my new community.