Global climate activist Greta Thunberg — the teen who scolded world leaders on climate issues at the United Nations — is scheduled to visit Denver's Civic Center Park Friday for her next "Fridays for Future" climate strike.
The 16-year-old Swedish activist made headlines around the world when she railed against inaction on climate change during a UN gathering Sept. 23. "How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words," she told the United Nations Climate Action Summit.
Thunberg has led several climate strikes around the world in protest against "the lack of action on the climate crisis," the Fridays for Future website reads.
Colorado activists held a weeklong series of protests on climate Sept. 21-29, spurred in part by Thunberg's activism.
The movement began when then-15-year-old Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks in 2018.
Beginning Sept. 8, Thunberg started striking every Friday in different cities until Swedish policies comply with the Paris agreement. Her next stop will be Oct. 11 at the Denver Civic Center Park's Greek Amphitheater, 150 W. 14 Ave., according to The Action Network.
The event, hosted by Fridays for Future, International Indigenous Youth Council, Earth Guardians and 350 Colorado, starts at noon. To RSVP, head here.