Manhattan Country School's seventh- and eighth-graders voted for climate change as their activism topic this year. Racism came in second, followed by mental illness and LGBTQ+ issues. The students are now thinking about what to focus their campaign on in a rapidly changing and unpredictable landscape.
They are excited about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests, environmental justice and climate solutions. We are looking for ongoing struggles that we can join, organizations and groups we can work with and efforts that recognize the centrality of racial and economic justice in the fight to transition from fossil fuels to a more just and sustainable future.