Angel Hill

School: Eastern Kentucky University
Location: Richmond , KY

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September 30, 2014

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There’s a lot to be learned from an event that manages to bring around 400,000 people together.  Getting to be a part of the People’s Climate March was a sobering experience for me.

As a young woman growing up and watching my family be impacted by climate change in the coal fields, it was an absolute privilege to march along side other Appalachians in one common goal. As if marching for the place that I call ‘Home’ wasn’t enough, I was marching with 400,000 other people who were also taking steps towards a common goal.

What really moved me was that within this commonality, there were hundreds of different reasons people were passionately marching for. Things climate change affects that I had never even thought of, and even if I had thought about it, I hadn’t really given them much consideration.

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