Joaquin Phoenix Marches For Climate Justice

Published on January 10, 2020

In the wake of a big week, Joaquin Phoenix joined Jane Fonda at her weekly march for climate justice, ‘Fire Drill Fridays.

The Joker star is an outspoken proponent of veganism. At Fire Drill Friday, he spoke out against the meat and dairy industry for their impact on the climate crisis. Phoenix also spoke about the importance of combatting climate change at the 2020 Golden Globes, calling out his Hollywood peers for using private jets.

Phoenix has reportedly been arrested by Capitol Police in connection with his participation in Friday’s march.

Jane Fonda leads weekly marches on the US Capitol to protest for climate justice, each with a weekly theme. This week’s theme is divesting from fossil fuels. The march is known for its famous attendees, including Lily Tomlin and Ted Danson, amongst others.

Phoenix was not the only famous participant in ‘Fire Drill Fridays’ this week. Susan Sarandon as well as Martin Sheen, Fonda’s ‘Grace and Frankie’ costar, attended today’s protest.

In a moving speech, Sheen calls Fonda one of his heroes and says the world will be saved by women. He calls for us all to find something worth fighting for. It’s a truly rousing and inspiring speech, I highly recommend listening below.

Sheen has also reportedly been arrested in connection with today’s march.

Fonda said this week’s march will be “not the final Fire Drill Friday, but the last one in DC for a while.” The crowd was one of the largest seen yet.

As Fonda’s marches gain popularity and draw the attendance of big stars like Phoenix and Sheen, the more impact they are likely to have on climate legislation and awareness. I can only hope that wherever Fonda takes her movement, the movement continues.

Olivia Smith is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in San Francisco, she covers events, entertainment, fashion, and technology. She also serves as a Voices contributor at PopSugar.

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