Get ready to hear a lot more about Itzcuauhtli Roske-Martinez.
The 11-year-old Boulder, Colorado boy is three weeks into a silent protest designed to inspire other people, young and old (whom he refers to as “world leaders”), to join him in taking a stand against climate change by participating in a forthcoming December 10 “Silence Strike” event. His mother has so far refused media requests, but today, Mark Ruffalo, the actor’s Toronto-film-set driver and a (very appropriately last-named) Toronto Sun columnist, Joe Warmington, have changed that. From Warmington’s piece:
The 46-year-old Ruffalo was in between takes on the movie [Spotlight] when he started telling his driver Lorne Frederick all about this unusual, quiet protest going on south of the border… The boy’s first name is from his father’s Aztec language and is pronounced Eat-Squat-Lee….