WHHS Joins Global Climate Strike

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Abby Jay
At 11 a.m. on Sept. 20, WHHS faculty and students alike began to file out of the school and congregate in front of the stairs at Blair Circle to participate or observe the WHHS Climate Strike. Millions of people around the world participated in the Climate Strike on Sept. 20, and WHHS was no exception to the movement.

 

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Student representatives from Ohio Climate Strike organized and participated in the WHHS walkout, where they delivered speeches and led the crowd in chants. Yousuf Munir, ‘21, kicked off the walkout with the chant “climate change is not a lie, don’t let our planet die.”

 

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Linus Sinnard, ‘21, delivers a call-to-action to the crowd, his voice raw and emotive. He encourages the participants to do whatever they can to contribute to the “climate justice” movement, whether it be recycling or using metal straws.

 

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Yousuf Munir, ‘21, the head of state outreach for Ohio Climate Strike, was a key component in organizing the WHHS Climate Strike. Munir accepted the task on top of his responsibilities as the WHHS Junior Class President, the co-president of the WHHS club Students Demand Action and the founder of the organization RYSE.16, a group dedicated to lowering the Cincinnati voting age to 16 years old.

 

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As the WHHS Climate Strike came to a close, Munir encouraged the crowd to continue their participation by joining him and other Cincinnatians in the city-wide climate strike downtown outside of City Hall from 12-2 p.m.