Extended – The Power of Protest: Young People’s Climate Action

The Power of Protest: Young People’s Climate Action is a new display in the Centre of Democracy. The display features placards made by students for the school strikes in October 2021 alongside photos of the protests taken by photographer Neville Cichon.

The School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C) movement in Australia coordinated Friday school strike action around the country in 2021 to allow young people the chance to be heard by policy makers. It is a part of the international movement that has seen millions of school students around the world take to the streets. Through the strikes, students use people power to have an impact on public opinion and decision makers. Active citizenship, in this case in the form of public protest, is one way that youth who want to engage in the political landscape can have an impact before they turn 18.

Placards are a succinct and creative way to share an individual voice within a mass action. Come in to the gallery to see not only the placards made by students, but to read, in their words, why they chose their message and why they joined the protest.

10 Jul 2023 - 30 Jul 2024
Mon - Fri 10am-5pm; Sat & Sun 12 - 5pm


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