Fridays For Future Digital (FFFD) is part of the international and youth-led Fridays For Future (FFF) movement. Being able to strike in person is a privilege, not only since the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Challenging political circumstances or personal reasons pose an obstacle to many activists all over the world, especially for Most Affected People and Areas (MAPA).
This situation is what sparked the birth of FFFD. With the objective of making climate strikes more accessible, Iris Zhan and George Zhang began digital strikes in April 2019, which became a global movement when the pandemic hit in early 2020.
Now, FFFD does not only focus on digital strikes, but has other initiatives as well and primarily aims to support FFF local group campaigns. FFFD works on providing a digital platform, particularly for BIPOC and MAPA activists, through social media, a blog site, a podcast, and more. In the case of insufficient media attention, our goal is to highlight voices, experiences, and projects relating to climate and environmental activism.
We additionally work with working groups connected to FFF International by, for example, supporting the global days of action through organizing tweetstorms and other digital actions.
Find out about our current and past campaigns here. We invite you to join us from all over the world!
- Can’t strike for the planet? Digital striking provides an alternative – Earth Day Network
- Greta Thunberg Urges Uniting ‘Behind the Experts’ Over COVID-19 – Gizmodo
- Coronavirus drives digital climate striking movement – Earth Day Network
- #DigitalStrike: How climate activism is adapting amid global lockdown – Huck Magazine
- Tough times ahead for climate protesters during corona pandemic – DW
- Their schools and streets empty, teen climate activists find new ways to strike – Washington Post