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UD campus climate strike this Friday at noon; People in more than 150 countries taking part

By Mark Gokavi

University of Dayton students are taking part in the global climate strike Friday, Sept. 24, according to campus organizers.

The group is calling for students, faculty and others to meet in the Humanities Plaza from noon until 2 p.m. Friday to strike for the future.

“On this day, across 150 countries, students, faculty, workers, kids, and more are walking out for the Global Climate Strike,” said a letter written by organizers Elizabeth Gallagher, Caroline Garvey, Ellie Wasilewski, Lili Biswas and Shelby Holt. “The strike is to bring urgency to the cause of saving the planet more than ever before.”

The group wrote that anyone interested in speaking at the event can fill out this form.

“From our Marianist education, we are called to bring attention to the urgency of the threats ahead, the severity of impact on communities right now, and the importance of protecting our common home,” organizers wrote. “We urge you to promote this climate strike to your students to help us speak out to the university.”

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