Young & Primed for Change: A new generation on the march

Young & Primed for Change: A new generation on the march
Published: Oct 13, 2019
Standfirst
Of the 20,000 people who marched in the Global Climate Strike in Toronto on September 27 — one of over 6000 actions around the world attracting 7.6 million — a large proportion were under 30. We might assume that few of these will slide into climate deniers, and that their conviction, bolstered by the recent exponential increase in demonstrations internationally, will infect the political will and start some of thinking of a career in politics. Photographs by Whitney Smith.
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In the subway, classmates prepare their messages.

 

 

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Brad Harley, marching bass drum player with with the pageantry theatre troupe, Shadowland, comes prepared with the stilt walker's costume. 

 

 

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A Morris dancer's colourful attitude set him apart comfortably. There seemed to be little confusion about why people attended the march.

 

 

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Screen time domination and our faltering attention to what really matters gets a novel treatment.

 

 

Climate Strike 2019 Toronto, journal of wild culture, Whitney Smith©2019

 

Thinking ahead, declaring limits.

 

 

Climate Strike 2019 Toronto, journal of wild culture, Whitney Smith©2019

 

A fellowship of activists bonded by a cause.

 

 

Climate Strike 2019 Toronto, journal of wild culture, Whitney Smith©2019

 

Messages on signs that speak for the carrier.

 

 

Climate Strike 2019 Toronto, journal of wild culture, Whitney Smith©2019

 

"Just a little . . ."

 

 

Climate Strike 2019 Toronto, journal of wild culture, Whitney Smith©2019

 

From the mouths of babes . . .

 

Climate Strike 2019 Toronto, journal of wild culture, Whitney Smith©2019

 

A future seeded by intention.

 

 

 

 

WHITNEY SMITH is the Publisher/Editor of The Journal of Wild Culture.

 

 

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