Pace Law Students at Climate March in DC

By Jeshica Patel posted 05-15-2017 12:34 PM


18402837_10208557836239159_3429296505324655900_n.jpgOn April 29th, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to DC and participatein the Climate March with about 25 other students from my school. While organizing and planning to attend the event was a complete headache, once we got there, it was totally worth it. With the temperature reaching 92 degrees (the highest it has been in several years), the march was more symbolic than ever. The march drew in tens of thousands of people from all over the United States to simply show how important climate change is to them. The crowd varied in ages, backgrounds, and even occupations. While we were a contingency of students, we were able to march with nonprofit groups, and even made our way to the student section. There were creative signs, as you would expect at any march, and even some guest appearances (we were marching right in front of Al Gore for some time)! Overall, the event highlighted important issues ranging from First Amendment rights to speech, petition, and assemble, as well as the importance of science in decision-making. While the march itself may have been “political,” the root of it comes from the simple statement that climate change is real, and that all of the people marching strongly believe that statement.