Student-led climate strike urges UW-Madison to divest from fossil fuels

More than 100 students gathered on campus for an Earth Week Climate Strike, pressuring UW-Madison and the Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association to divest from fossil fuels.

The protest, organized by the Wisconsin Student Climate Action Coalition featured several speakers who emphasized climate justice.

“Today’s strike centered the importance of divestment within the context of climate justice, especially as continued investment in and emission of fossil fuels disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities in the US and around the world,” said Hoofer Council Officer of Diversity and Inclusion Berit Thorson.

WSCAC partnered with over 10 student organizations to organize the strike, march and speakers.

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