Through the years, there have been a number of reasons that have prompted students to walk out of their classes in protest. This year, students across the nation have locked arms to bring awareness to climate change and its lasting effects that will harm our planet.
On Sept. 20, 2019, tens of thousands of students across the nation skipped school in order to take part in climate strikes that occurred around the globe, all of which called for the immediate action of our world leaders to bring an end to climate change.
By walking out of class in order to attend these protests, students showed that this matter of stopping climate change is so important that they were willing to sacrifice their education in order for their voices to be heard.
These climate strikes were planned throughout the week with the last major one taking place on Sept. 27. This week of nonstop protests occurred at the same time as the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, where most of the world’s most influential delegates met to discuss the very same topic that these students had been bringing attention to through protest. This series of protests was mostly organized by high schoolers showing the resolve of the future generations to find a solution to climate change. Only time will tell if this message conveyed by the students of America will be thoroughly acknowledged by the world. While CUSD did not have any schools participate in this protest, students could stop by Laguna Beach to raise awareness.
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