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Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg headlines Denver event

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg will headline an event at Denver's Civic Center Park, according to the Action Network.

The Fridays For Future Denver Strike is scheduled to take place between 12 p.m and 2 p.m. on Friday at the Greek Amphitheater.

The #FridaysForFuture movement was started by Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish activist.

Last December, she shamed climate change negotiators in a speech in front of the United Nations Summit in Poland. She asked students to walk out of class on Fridays. Last May, 1.4 million kids around the world did just that.

RELATED: A Denver teen goes on strike for the climate every Friday — and this week, she will march with Greta Thunberg in NYC

They asked for adults to join them the next time around.

Thunberg's visit comes three weeks after the Global Climate Strike, which took place ahead of the UN Summit on Climate in New York. Protesters asked people to leave their jobs and take to the streets to demand action on climate change.

RELATED: Protesters in Denver take part in Global Climate Strike

Haven Coleman, a 13-year-old student in the Denver Public School District, is also a climate change activist. She's been going on strike every Friday since Jan. 4.

“Because it’s my future," she said. "Because it’s my generation's future. Because why wouldn’t you care about things? Like if it’s going to be hurting you or hurting the world, then you’re trash."  

She was invited to march with Thunberg in New York last month and also cofounded the U.S. Youth Climate Strike with two other teen activists. 

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