More than 200 students and others rallied and marched last Friday (Sept. 27) to demand action on climate change, showing UC Davisâ€™ solidarity with demonstrations that occurred a week earlier around the world.
â€œWe would have done it last week, had school been back in session,â€� said Megan Phelps, chair of the Climate Reality Project Campus Corps at UC Davis. She and the other organizers, though, were determined to have UC Davis represent.
And it did, on the very last day of the Global Climate Strike, which officially ran from Sept. 20 to 27, Phelps noted.
â€œI think people are ready for action,â€� she said at the conclusion of last Fridayâ€™s strike, which started on the Quad at about 11:30 a.m. and ended at Central Park at 12:30 p.m.
Phelps joined Melia Helms in leading chants on the Quad and along the march that went from campus to Third Street to the corner of Russell Boulevard and B Street, at the northwest corner of the park.
Here are scenes from the rally, accompanied by chants heard that day: