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Movement, not a Moment

Ashley Dedrickson, Staff Writer

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On Saturday, April 29th, more than 1,000 people joined together to march for ‘climate justice’ in Downtown Kansas City. The weather was stormy and cold with a high temperature of 48 degrees.

The March began at Cancer Survivors Park and ended with a rally at Unity Temple, where marchers and others involved were invited to listen to guest speakers discuss how climate change affects them in addition to others across the world and what can be done about it. Throughout the March, people were chanting, singing and holding signs.

There are numerous reasons why people have joined the movement, such as spreading information as well as representing other who support the cause.

“I march for all those who don’t have a voice, and I stand up, because I believe in the intersectionality of this issue. Climate justice is part of racial and social justice as well as health, agriculture, design, and every facet of our lives.” Courtney Tripp, a member of the organizing committee said.

According to Gail Shafton, lead organizer, some of her goals were to get people engaged and educate about the planet.

To learn more about climate change, visit https://climate.nasa.gov/.

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Movement, not a Moment