Adam McKay, director of “Don’t Look Up,” joined an indigenous and youth-led coalition at Pershing Square Friday in downtown Los Angeles to support the Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles.
The gathering was organized in part to show support for the Wet’suwet’en tribe, whose territory and water supply is being threatened by the Coastal Gas Link pipeline. Organizers said McKay’s company will divest funds from City National Bank/Royal Bank of Canada if the bank does not “meet the demands of the Wet’suwet’en tribe” and divest from fossil fuels and halt financial support of the pipeline.
The group rallied at Pershing Square then marched to City National Bank on Grand Avenue, where McKay grabbed a bullhorn and directed it at the bank high-rise.
“You are destroying the livable climate. Is it worth it?” he shouted, with the crowd behind him responding, “No!”
“You are destroying lives, you are destroying indigenous people. Is it worth it? How much is enough?” he said. “That’s the question we ask you. At what point does human decency enter the board room? That’s the question we ask.”
Bank representatives could not be reached for comment.
The Youth Climate Los Angeles movement is also targeting the California Teachers Association union, calling for it to divest its $20 billion pension fund from fossil fuels. The group plans to rally again on March 25, the same day the CTA State Council of Education will convene a weekend-long series of meetings in Los Angeles. The agenda includes a “forum on fossil fuel stocks.”