10/9/19—More than 120 middle school students from the Julia Morgan School for Girls joined the international youth climate strike on September 20, 2019, rallying with handmade posters and enthusiastic chants along MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland, California.
Julia Morgan students participated in a presentation on climate change earlier in the month at an all-school assembly where they watched a video about Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish activist who has become a climate change spokesperson. Thunberg’s example inspired Julia Morgan students to join the international day of protest with support from their school.
“We saw how she led strikes at her school,” said Daphne B., an 8th grader. “We saw that if we all band together, we can make change.” Julia Morgan faculty, staff, and parents helped amplify the girls’ voices by supporting their involvement in a cause about which they are passionate.