Meet the teen leading Philly’s youth climate strike movement

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Sabirah Mahmud speaks at a Youth Climate Strike at Philadelphia City hall on Sept. 20, 2019. She is the lead Philly organizer for #ClimateStrike. (Catalina Jaramillo/WHYY)

Sabirah Mahmud speaks at a Youth Climate Strike at Philadelphia City hall on Sept. 20, 2019. She is the lead Philly organizer for #ClimateStrike. (Catalina Jaramillo/WHYY)

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Meet the Philadelphia high school student who’s helping to lead the city’s youth movement to take action on climate change. Sabirah Mahmud, 17, talks about why she feels responsible for taking to the streets and what it’s like to be face of the movement as a young Muslim woman of color.

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