Adam McKay, director of “Don’t Look Up,” and actress Meryl Streep will join an indigenous and youth-led coalition at Pershing Square at noon Friday in downtown Los Angeles to support the Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles.
The Youth Climate Los Angeles movement has targeted 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.”
Organizers said Friday’s gathering in Pershing Square will also show support for the Wet’suwet’en tribe, whose territory and water supply is being threatened by the Coastal Gas Link pipeline.
McKay is expected to announce Friday that his 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.”
The rally is expected to start at 12:30 p.m. at Pershing Square, followed by as march to City National Bank, 350 S. Grand Ave.
Those in attendance are asked to wear masks.
A related live-stream event on Act.tv will be held at noon Saturday, featuring Mark Ruffalo, Bill McKibben, Danny Glover and hosted by Baratunde Thurston.