When I spoke to school climate strike leader Jean Hinchliffe for The Saturday Paper she told me a story about how she came to organise the first strike in November 2018:

“I went down to my mum and said, ‘I think I might be organising a giant school strike on November 30.’ She said, ‘Oh my god, Jean. Why are you doing this? Aren’t there any adults that can help you?’

“I said: ‘No, that defies the point of the movement.’ ”

Read the full profile here.


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