The Berkshire Eagle  reports Aviva Skoblow and her fellow Pittsfield High School students want to be heard on the subject of climate change.

So, at 10:15 a.m. Friday, they will take to the front steps of the school on East Street to make some noise.

They also will be waving signs, chanting slogans, and reciting some of the impacts and naming refugees and victims of climate change. At noon, they will head to Park Square to join a number of other groups participating in the strike.

Students across the Berkshires, the commonwealth and the world will be walking out of schools Friday and speaking out for more dramatic action to counter the dangerous global effects of climate change.

Actions also are planned at other local schools, including Taconic, Wahconah and Mount Greylock high schools and even Williamstown Elementary School.

More than 10,000 adults and young people are expected join the Boston Climate Strike, marching from City Hall Plaza to the Massachusetts Statehouse. Strike organizers anticipate that it will be the largest climate strike in Boston history.


In Williamstown, Mount Greylock students will be joined by students from Williamstown Elementary School and Williams College on Friday afternoon, after school, at the front of the First Congregational Church of Williamstown on Main Street to demand action on the climate.

The strike is an intergenerational, intersectional effort that will be followed by a nationwide "Week of Action" connecting the climate movement to civic engagement.

To signal the urgency of global climate crisis, First Congregational Church has decided to fly the American flag upside down during the Williamstown demonstration.

Speakers at the Williamstown rally will include students from Mount Greylock, Williamstown Elementary, Williams College, Buxton School, Pine Cobble School and local community members.

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