On Friday, Dec 6, youth from Youth Vs Apocalypse and Sunrise led an inspiring and empowered strike outside of BlackRock headquarters in downtown San Francisco. They called out BlackRock for funding the burning of the Amazon and the oppression of black and brown people via investment in private prisons and detention centers.
Youth leaders led chants, held a planting activity, passed out hot chocolate, and invited youth to speak out. They approached the doors of BlackRock to ask to speak to the leadership, but were denied access.
After inviting youth to speak out, they led a march to Senator Feinstein's office, where they sang upbeat songs and urged Feinstein to sign the Green New Deal.
Members of Mothers Out Front San Francisco and other local environmental groups attended to act as allies for the youth running the show. We sang, chanted, and held signs. We networked with partner groups and shared in the contagious energy of the youth-led strike.