Youth dominated social movements have been occurring throughout the last several decades, however recently they have been taking the world by storm. From the Civil Rights Movement and Anti-Apartheid to March for Our Lives and Friday’s for Future, these organizations have covered many bases and involved themselves in activism to new degrees. This research project is designed to understand and apply the social movement framework to a specific organization. Therefore, the goal is to determine if The Youth Climate Strike organization is, in fact, a social movement. If The Youth Climate Strike is a social movement then what are the possible effects this organization can have? Alternatively, if this organization is not a social movement then how can it become one? With these questions in mind, identifying this organization as a social movement or a potential social movement can educate other organizations on how to do so, while also aiding in drawing attention to this group.
Pierson, Hannah, "Social Movements: An Analysis of the Youth Climate Strike" (2020). Student Scholars Day Posters. 41.