It was estimated that 1.4 million students from around the world skipped classes and went on strike last Friday to demand action on climate change.
“This movement had to happen, we didn’t have a choice,” wrote 16 year old Swedish activist and strike leader Greta Thunberg, who was just nominated for a Nobel peace prize, told children around the world, “We knew there was a climate crisis … We knew, because everything we read and watched screamed out to us that something was very wrong.”
As moms, we take every opportunity to advocate for our kids. Whether it’s joining a climate march in our community, testifying at a federal hearing in Washington DC, or signing a petition online, moms are actively raising our voices. But last week, our kids had the chance to stand up and advocated for themselves. And we couldn’t be more proud to support them!
Here are a few photos from the Boston strike from acclaimed photographer and mom, Ellen Shub: