Climate Strike Chicago

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Three teenagers holding sign: "Climate Change Strikes Hard. We Strike Harder.
Photo of Chicago Climate Strike. Taken by Kelly Pollock on December 6, 2019.

On Friday, December 6, students all over the world demonstrated in a global #ClimateStrike during the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid. In Madrid, an estimated 500,000 people came out to march in the streets, demanding climate action now.

In Chicago the crowd was smaller, but hundreds of students and and adults marched through downtown with poignant signs to demand action.

All photos by Kelly Pollock.

When the demonstrators reached the Cloud Gate sculpture (commonly known as “the Bean,” they laid down in a die-in, which attracted the attention of the many tourists who flock to the Bean every day.


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Born on the 4th of July, Kelly has always been a firecracker, leading a revolution of girls sitting at the boys’ lunch table in 2nd grade and founding Young Independents in high school. Since earning her Masters, Kelly has spent the past 15 years as a university administrator. In the fall of 2017, Kelly co-created the Two Broads Talking Politics Podcast with her friend Sophy. As producer and co-host, Kelly quickly built the podcast into a nationally recognized interview show, featuring Democratic candidates, activists, and authors around the country. She lives in Chicago with her husband & two sons.

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