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People's Climate March

9/21 • NYC
Join the Largest
Climate March
In History.


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Perfect Timing

World leaders will be gathered in NYC for a landmark U.N. climate meeting — just the right moment for big public pressure.

Massive Scale

We’ll peacefully flood the streets in historic numbers, both in New York City and in solidarity events around the world.

Unprecedented Collaboration

Over 750 (!) businesses, unions, faith groups, schools, social justice groups, environmental groups and more, all working together.

Centered on Justice

Committed to principles of environmental justice and equality — representing the communities that are being hit the hardest by climate change.

This is an invitation to change everything.

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.

With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.

To change everything, we need everyone on board.
Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Join us.

Sign up now

or read:

Our Power Campaign’s powerful call to action
Bill McKibben’s invitation in Rolling Stone
or Eddie Bautista’s piece in Earth Island Journal.

The march starts in:

THE PLAN FOR THE PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH


The March - 11:30 am, Sunday, September 21st

Assembly location: the area north of Columbus Circle.

March Route:

    • The march will begin at 11:30 am.
    • leave Columbus Circle and go east on 59th Street
    • turn onto 6th Ave. and go south to 42nd Street
    • turn right onto 42nd Street and go west to 11th Ave
    • turn left on 11th Ave. and go south to 34th Street

End Location: 11th Ave. in the streets between 34th Street and 38th Street

Info for March Attendees Housing & Transportation Volunteering

Map of the march route.

Note: This march route was set after several months of negotiating with the New York Police Department - this may slightly vary from information you received via e-mail, where the route was incorrectly explained. We apologize for any confusion we might have caused.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Below you'll find a calendar of events for the weekend of the mobilization.
Click here for a list of all the lead up events across the country.
Click here for lead up events in the NYC Metro in particular.

If you are adding your own event, please allow 24 hrs for the event to show up on the site.

Aug
23
Sat
Benefit for Climate Change March Teach-In @ Animal Advocacy Museum
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 10:00 pm
Benefit for Climate Change March Teach-In @ Animal Advocacy Museum | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us for this fundraiser, which will benefit the People’s Climate March in NYC on September 21, and a teach-in on climate and animals that will occur on the train that goes from SF to NY for the march. This event will also be part of the launch of the Animal Advocacy Museum’s newest exhibit titled “Climate and Animals.”

Music:
Live Classical Guitar
World and Indigenous
Open Mic/Poetry Hour

Food and Drinks:
Finger Sandwiches
Cupcakes
Wine and Beer

This special event is sponsored by the Animal Advocacy Museum and Climate Change 911.

Aug
26
Tue
Muslim organizing luncheon @ Imam Al-Khoei Foundation
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Muslim organizing luncheon @ Imam Al-Khoei Foundation | New York | United States

As Muslims, we are committed to strive for justice, and to care for God’s creation and preserve it for future generations. Join with other Muslim brothers and sisters to organize our community for the People’s Climate March. RSVP to Sahar Alsahlani – sahar_alsahlani@hotmail.com.

Aug
27
Wed
Art-making for the PCM, sponsored by the Jewish Climate Change Campaign @ Mayday Art Space
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Art-making for the PCM, sponsored by the Jewish Climate Change Campaign @ Mayday Art Space | New York | United States

Build & Make Art for the People’s Climate March with the Jewish Climate Change Campaign!

Mayday Art Space, 214 Starr Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn
(1 block from the Jefferson L train stop)

RSVP here by August 25: http://jewish.convio.net/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=6861

Aug
28
Thu
Faith leaders’ breakfast – Brooklyn @ Brooklyn Borough Hall
Aug 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Faith leaders' breakfast - Brooklyn @ Brooklyn Borough Hall | New York | United States

Join Rev. Gwen Dingle and other local faith leaders to discuss mobilizing Brooklyn faith communities for the People’s Climate March. Please RSVP to Kira Shepherd – kira+rsvp@avaaz.org.

Sep
3
Wed
Faith leaders’ meeting – Rockland County, NY @ Stony Point Conference Center
Sep 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Faith leaders' meeting -  Rockland County, NY @ Stony Point Conference Center | Stony Point | New York | United States

Stony Point Conference Center hosts a meeting for ordained and lay leaders of all faiths to learn about organizing in their communities for the People’s Climate March.

Speakers from different faith traditions will offer their thoughts on why the march matters; you’ll hear the latest updates on march logistics and transportation – and you’ll find out about resources you can use to promote and recruit for the march or for related worship and other services in your own location.

Whether you’re planning to march in New York City or to show solidarity in your own place of worship, you’ll find this meeting informative and inspiring.

Please call 845-786-5674 to register.

Sep
6
Sat
Regina Climate Convergence @ Victoria Park
Sep 6 all-day
Regina Climate Convergence @ Victoria Park | Regina | Saskatchewan | Canada

A discussion on climate change and a fundraiser for people intending on joining the Climate March in New York.

Sep
9
Tue
WECAN Women’s Climate Action Agenda Release @ Online/International
Sep 9 all-day
WECAN Women's Climate Action Agenda Release @ Online/International

Building momentum in advance of the People’s Climate March and UN Climate Leadership Summit, on September 9th 2014, the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network will release the WECAN Women’s Climate Action Agenda. The Agenda, drafted by more than 100 international women leaders during the 2013 International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit, analyzes the root causes of the environmental destruction and social injustice which today threaten people and planet in an unprecedented way, ultimately presenting powerful recommendations and alternative solutions to the climate crisis. The Action Agenda contextualizes why transformative change is necessary, articulates what must be done, and outlines the means for doing so. We ask all friends and allies to support us in distributing this document amongst both on-the-ground and online networks. Please see wecaninternational.org, beginning on Sept. 9, for copies to read and share.

Sep
15
Mon
People’s Climate Train from SF to NYC @ Amtrak California Zephyr and Lake Shore Limited
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm
People's Climate Train from SF to NYC @ Amtrak California Zephyr and Lake Shore Limited

The People’s Climate Train is a once in a lifetime experience for participants to spend days together networking, sharing knowledge and skills, organizing and building towards a landmark moment in the climate movement.

This cross-country train will travel from the SF Bay Area to New York City, picking up activists and concerned citizens all along the way, using these precious days together for teach-ins and trainings, mixers and movement building. We will arrive at the People’s Climate March more connected, informed, organized, and ready for action. Sign up before July 11th to be sure to get a seat at the best price.

Click here for more information on train stops and how to buy your tickets.

ALL BOARDING STOPS:
California Zephyr Train 6                   
Emeryville, CA (EMY) || Sept 15, 9:10am            
Richmond, CA (RIC)
Martinez, CA (MTZ – San Joaquin Trains)
Davis, CA (DAV)
Sacramento, CA (SAC) || Sept 15, 11:09am
Roseville, CA (RSV)
Colfax, CA (COX)                       
Truckee, CA (TRU – Lake Tahoe)
Reno, NV (RNO) || Sept 15, 4:06pm
Winnemucca, NV (WNN)                    
Elko, NV (ELK)
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) || Sept 16, 3:30am        
Provo, UT (PRO)
Helper, UT (HER – Price)                    
Green River, UT (GRI)                    
Grand Junction, CO    (GJT)                    
Glenwood Springs, CO (GSC – Aspen)
Granby, CO (GRA – Rocky Mt. Nat’l Park)        
Fraser-Winter Park, CO (WIP)                
Denver, CO–Union Station (DEN) || Sept 16, 7:10pm    
Fort Morgan, CO (FMG – Sterling)
McCook, NE (MCK)
Holdrege, NE (HLD)
Hastings, NE (HAS – Grand Island)
Lincoln, NE (LNK) || Sept 17, 3:26am
Omaha, NE (OMA)
Creston, IA (CRN)
Osceola, IA (OSC – Des Moines)
Ottumwa, IA (OTM)
Mount Pleasant, IA (MTP)
Burlington, IA (BRL)

Lake Shore Limited Train 48
Chicago, IL – Union Station (CHI) || Sept 17, 9:30pm
South Bend, IN (SOB)
Elkhart, IN (EKH)
Waterloo, IN (WTI)
Bryan, OH (BYN)
Toledo, OH (TOL)
Sandusky, OH (SKY)
Elyria, OH (ELY)
Cleveland, OH (CLE)
Erie, PA (ERI)
Depew, NY – Buffalo (BUF)
Rochester, NY (ROC)
Syracuse, NY (SYR)
Utica, NY (UCA)
Schenectady, NY (SDY)
Penn Station, NY (NYP) || Sept 18, 6:23pm

Nuclear Power is NOT the answer to Climate Change 「原子力は気候変動の解決策ではない」 @ 2nd Floor, UN Church Center (44th & 1st Ave.)
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
 Nuclear Power is NOT the answer to Climate Change 「原子力は気候変動の解決策ではない」 @ 2nd Floor, UN Church Center (44th & 1st Ave.) | New York | New York | United States

Monday, September 15, 2014, 10AM-noon (EST) In conjunction with the NYC People’s Climate March and the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 in September, nuclear experts and activists will speak about issues associated with nuclear power – such as Fukushima, nuclear waste, uranium mining, human rights, health, economic, and technical issues – and will discuss why nuclear energy is not “clean” energy nor a solution to climate change. A Q&A session will follow the presentations.

WHO: Mr. Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education
Ms. Leona Morgan, Diné No Nukes
Mr. Pradeep Indulkar, Filmmaker
Ms. Marilyn Elie, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition
Mr. Alfred Meyer, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Ms. Mari Inoue, Human Rights Now
Mr. Tim Judson, Nuclear Information Resource Service
Fore more details: (English) ow.ly/Ahy98 , (日本語) ow.ly/Ahyyv

Sep
16
Tue
The Future of Energy Film @ NY Society for Ethical Culture
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Future of Energy Film @ NY Society for Ethical Culture | New York | New York | United States

The Future of Energy is a new documentary about the renewable energy revolution, and a love story about communities falling back in love with each other and the planet.

The film had its world premiere in Melbourne, Australia at the Transitions Film Festival, and LA premiere at the historic Chinese Theaters in Hollywood. The film features many of Bay Area leaders including: Joanna Macy, Danny Kennedy and Sungevity, Pandora Thomas, Julian Mocine-Mcqueen and Green for All, Jamie Henn, Bill Mckibben and 350.org, Billy Parrish and Mosaic, Erica Mackie and Grid Alternatives, Melanie Nutter, AshEl Eldrige, Rosa Esperanza González and the Alliance for Climate Education, Emily Kirsch and Sfun Cube, Woody Hastings, Shawn Marshall, Gopal Dayaneni, Mark Jacobson from the Solutions Project, and Jill Stein.

Sep
19
Fri
NYC Climate Convergence @ TBA
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day
NYC Climate Convergence @ TBA | New York | New York | United States

Movement building teach-ins, speak-outs, skill-shares, and workshops occurring in the run-up to the People’s Climate March, focused on strengthening the fight for a world where people and planet come first.

Pre-Shabbat art/sign making for the People’s Climate March @ Congregation Romemu, at West End Presbyterian Church
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Pre-Shabbat art/sign making for the People’s Climate March @ Congregation Romemu, at West End Presbyterian Church

Join us for an opportunity to connect and share your gratitude for the planet, at a pre-Shabbat (day of rest) art/sign making project for the People’s Climate March on the following Sunday. We’ll welcome in the Jewish New Year with a deep kavanot (intention) for peace and a reminder to make our actions reflect our commitment to stewardship of our physical world.

All are welcome – artists, families, parents, children, Rabbis, peacemakers, community and friends!

Materials will be provided; however, you are welcome to bring your own (please think sustainable/recycled/recyclable). Please bring a snack to share.

Contact Joan Beard (joan@joanbeard.com) or Wendye Chaitin (WRC247@hotmail.com) with any questions, or to volunteer to help facilitate.

Hosted by Romemu – Judaism for Body, Mind, and Spirit.

Educational Forum: Today’s Fossil Fuels and the Future of our Children’s Health @ John Jay College for Criminal Justice
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm
 Educational Forum: Today's Fossil Fuels and the Future of our Children's Health @ John Jay College for Criminal Justice  | New York | New York | United States

“Here no evil, see no evil, there is no evil”

Putting our heads in the sand, ignoring all the bad news about climate change won’t make it go away; especially when it comes to learning more about what may negatively impact our most precious and most vulnerable of populations, our children.

Armed with the facts, each of us can and MUST be part of the solution, especially when it comes to our kids, their health and their future. This forum presents a dynamic and unique opportunity to learn about cutting edge science that brings us not just knowledge but hope; the hope of curing diseases we didn’t know were curable and preventing those we didn’t know we could prevent. The forum is organized around three topics:

The Science – state of the art research showing multi-generational impacts on health from conception on into adulthood.

The Mothers’ Voices – representing different communities from around the country, and their struggles for change.

The Policies – the status of change from the perspective of federal, state and local laws to move toward sustainable solutions.

Sponsored by: The Mothers Project (TMP), ClimateMama, The Center for Environmental Health, and The John Jay College for Criminal Justice, Sustainability and Environmental Justice Minor

Sep
20
Sat
People’s Climate Pilgrimage: “Connecting the Dots” @ TBA
Sep 20 all-day
People’s Climate Pilgrimage: “Connecting the Dots” @ TBA | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States

Walking pilgrimage to various locations for short creative presentations making connections between climate change and immigration, refugees, health, food, water, national and international security, children, etc.. Young, old, families and all are welcome.

Climate Ride NYC-DC @ New York City to Washington DC
Sep 20 – Sep 24 all-day
Climate Ride NYC-DC @ New York City to Washington DC

Double your impact, March and then Ride to the Capitol in Washington DC. Join Climate Ride NYC-DC, the nation’s only ride dedicated to sustainability and bike advocacy. You choose from our growing network of 100+ beneficiaries to raise money for and our expert fundraising staff will help you reach your fundraising goals. We will take care of the logistics of participating in the march and completing the fully supported bike ride from NYC to Washington DC. This is an opportunity to participate in a unprecedented march for the climate and bring the message to policy makers and members of congress in Washington DC.

EarthVigil @ ?
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm
EarthVigil @ ?

Please join The Rochester Zen Center in a silent meditation event in support of the People’s Climate March, Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21, in New York City.
We will keep a meditative vigil throughout the weekend as a way to contribute to planetary healing and to support the success of the efforts of people worldwide working to mitigate and prevent climate change.
The location of our silent meditation demonstration in New York has not yet been determined.
We are inviting all New York City area sitting groups and individuals to join us – the more participants we can gather, the more powerful the experience will be.
For more information, or to indicate you will be there, or will need accommodations provided, please contact us at earthvigil@rzc.org.
EarthVigil is an initiative of the Rochester Zen Center and Bellwether.

People’s Climate Community Divestment Meet-Up @ New York Society for Ethical Culture (Downstairs, Social Hall)
Sep 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
People's Climate Community Divestment Meet-Up @ New York Society for Ethical Culture (Downstairs, Social Hall) | New York | New York | United States

Come together with divestment campaigners from around the country the afternoon before the largest climate march in history!

Mingle with friends working on fossil fuel divestment from city and state pension funds, religious institutions, non-profits or foundations. We will celebrate the divestment movement, share stories, and get ready for the march.

Please feel free to drop between 2:30 and 5 to get informed about the rest of the week’s events, and pick up divestment t-shirts, buttons and more!

RSVP HERE: http://act.350.org/signup/divestup/

(note: Student Divestment Meet-up is happening in a separate location).

Punk For Climate Justice @ ABC-No-Rio
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm
Punk For Climate Justice @ ABC-No-Rio | New York | New York | United States

ABC-No-Rio Hardcore/Punk Matinees during the Global Climate March weekend in NYC. Four bands, literature tables at the longest running DIY all-ages/volunteer-run punk/hardcore venue in NYC.

A Global Climate Treaty: Why the U.S. Must Lead @ New York Society for Ethical Culture
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 20 @ 9:30 pm
A Global Climate Treaty: Why the U.S. Must Lead @ New York Society for Ethical Culture | New York | New York | United States

Doors open at 6pm. Admission $10. Tickets available on EventBrite now

In September, world leaders will meet in NYC for a UN summit on climate change. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling on world governments to commit to an ambitious, legally binding agreement in 2015 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our program will focus on why we need an international treaty and why it is critical for us to mobilize support to demand that the U.S. assume a leading role in the treaty negotiations.

Opening Address: New York City Council Members, HELEN ROSENTHAL, (District 6) and DONOVAN RICHARDS, (District 31).

Featured Panelists:

LESTER BROWN, founder of the Earth Policy Institute and the Worldwatch Institute, and the author of over 50 books, including Plan B 4.0 Mobilizing to Save Civilization. The Washington Post calls Lester Brown “one of the world’s most influential thinkers.”
MARY ROBINSON, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice. Ms. Robinson was recently appointed as United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change. She served as the first woman President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002.
BILL McKIBBEN, Founder, 350.org
AMBASSADOR MARLENE MOSES, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
CECIL CORBIN-MARK, Deputy Director & Director of Policy Initiatives, We Act for Environmental Justice
SEAN SWEENEY, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
DONALD BROWN, Scholar in Residence and Professor, Sustainability, Ethics, and Law, Widener University of Law.
ANNIE WILLIS, Global Kids

Tickets $10 – available now at Eventbrite.
climate-treaty-event.eventbrite.com
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For more information, see: 350nyc.org

Sep
21
Sun
People’s Climate March @ New York City
Sep 21 all-day
People's Climate March @ New York City | New York | New York | United States

With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’re taking a stand to bend the course of history.

On Sunday, September 21st we’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.

To change everything, we need everyone on board.

Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Join us.

http://peoplesclimate.org/march

Wall of Women Action @ People's Climate March & International
Sep 21 all-day
Wall of Women Action @ People's Climate March & International

Join the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN International) and allies across the globe for a compelling ‘Wall of Women’ action. Participants are asked to join in demonstration by creating a wall (standing in a line) and holding signs that convey their local climate issues/solutions and/or messages to world leaders about the need for immediate climate action. Ultimately, the demonstration will create a symbolic wall of protection, representing our role as guardians of the Earth and advocates for the rights of our communities and nature.

Allies in New York City can participate by joining the WECAN delegation at the People’s Climate March (meet up location to be announced), or by standing independently throughout the day and submitting photos of their actions via the links provided below.

International participants are encouraged to take action in their own communities, documenting their Wall of Women via photo and adding all images to the movement by submitting to our web portal (wecaninternational.org/climate-march-2014-gallery), or by email directly to emilyarasim@parker-pr.com. All images will be posted by WECAN International via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, however we encourage you to also post on your own social media pages, using the tags #WECAN_INTL, #ClimateWomen, and #WallofWomen.

The Wall of Women will continue on Sept. 22, immediately following WECAN International’s ‘Women Leading Solutions on the Front Lines of Climate Change’ event at the Church Center of the United Nations in NYC. More info is available at wecaninternational.org/pages/climate-march-2014

March for Survival @ Reaney Park, Pullman, Washington
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm
March for Survival @ Reaney Park, Pullman, Washington | Pullman | Washington | United States

The March for Survival is a peaceful event of healing and hope for communities of the Palouse Clearwater region of Washington and Idaho. Our mission is to promote regional climate change awareness and support those directly suffering from the impact of Canada’s tar sands oil extraction, especially First Nations People, as well as to stand in solidarity with 350.org’s event in New York. Our goal is to bring multiple regional environmental action groups and citizens together in unity.

The March begins at 2 PM in Reaney Park, Pullman, Washington, with announcements and introduction to the event. Walkers will then commence an approximately 10-mile walk along the scenic Bill Chipman Trail to the city of Moscow, Idaho. The March ends at Ghormley Park near the University of Idaho Campus. At the conclusion of the March, we will have the opportunity to learn from some of our own neighbors who have visited the tar sands oil fields and a Native elder from a community impacted by the tar sands, and other events. Participants are encouraged to bring signs or banners to highlight their particular environmental concern or group, and should be prepared to bring water, snacks, a rain jacket, as necessary for a long walk. There are water and restroom facilities at each end of the trail, and at a midway point. There are also twelve access points along the trail to the highway, should anyone need to complete only a portion of the March. This is a peaceful, family-friendly event, sponsored by the Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition. We are also sponsoring a free public viewing of the documentary film “Gaslands II”, showing at the Kenworthy Theater of Moscow, Idaho, 7 pm September 15th, as a lead-in to the March for Survival.

Sep
22
Mon
The Great March for Climate Action
Sep 22 – Nov 1 all-day
The Great March for Climate Action

The Great March for Climate Action is a cross-country march from LA to DC to inspire action on the climate crisis. We set out from LA on March 1st and plan to arrive in Washington, DC on November 1st. In order to attend the People’s Climate March, we will pause for four days in Ohio and bus to New York City. Meet us there and witness the convergence of two historic climate marches–the longest and the largest. When we bus back to Ohio on the night of the 21st, we hope to bring hundreds of new marchers with us for the last month and a half of our journey. Help us keep climate action in the national spotlight leading up to the November 5th mid-term elections. Join us for a day, a week, a month, or all the way to DC! The time for serious action is now. Visit www.climatemarch.org for more information.

Women Leading Solutions on the Frontline’s of Climate Change @ Church Center of the United Nations
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Women Leading Solutions on the Frontline's of Climate Change @ Church Center of the United Nations | New York | New York | United States

The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN International) is honored to present ‘Women Leading Solutions on the Front Lines of Climate Change’, an extraordinary afternoon of women leaders joined in solidarity to speak out against activities and policies that threaten the Earth, our communities, and the very future of life as we know it.

Presentations will highlight the role of women worldwide as innovators and agents of change, and will provide a platform for strengthening the network of women who are at the forefront of the transition to a just and sustainable future.

Confirmed presenters include:

      • Jody Williams (Nobel Laureate)
      • Crystal Lameman (Beaver Lake Cree Nation; Treaty 6, Alberta, Canada; Sierra Club Canada)
      • Patricia Gualinga (Kichwa leader; Saryaku, Ecuador)
      • Casey Camp-Horinek (Ponca Nation; Actress; Indigenous Environmental Network)
      • Angelina Galiteva (100% Renewables Policy Institute)
      • Osprey Orielle Lake (Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network)
      • Sally Ranney (Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network)

WECAN International’s newly released Women’s Climate Action Agenda will also be shared and discussed at the event. The Agenda analyzes the root causes of environmental destruction and social injustice and presents powerful recommendations and alternative solutions to the climate crisis that leave no room for inaction as world leaders enter into negotiations this year. We will gather immediately following the event for a Wall of Women action (wecaninternational.org/climate-march-2014-gallery)

This event is free and open to the public, however, due to UN security in this part of the city registration is required. To register and print your invitation, please visit: wecaninternational.org/pages/registration-women-leading-solutions

Wall of Women Action @ Church Center of the United Nations
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm
Wall of Women Action @ Church Center of the United Nations | New York | New York | United States

Join the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN International) and allies across the globe for a compelling ‘Wall of Women’ action in NYC at the Church Center of the United Nations. Participants are asked to join in our demonstration by creating a wall (standing in a line) and holding signs that convey their local environmental issues/solutions and/or messages to world leaders about the need for immediate climate action. Ultimately, the demonstration will create a symbolic wall of protection, representing our role as guardians of the Earth and advocates for the rights of our communities and nature.

Individuals and groups across the globe unable to be in NYC at this time are encouraged to unite as a Wall of Women in their own communities, documenting their actions via photo and adding all images to the movement by submitting to our web portal (wecaninternational.org/climate-march-2014-gallery), or by email directly to emilyarasim@parker-pr.com. All images will be posted by WECAN International via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, however we encourage you to also post on your own social media pages, using the tags #WECAN_INTL, #ClimateWomen, and #WallofWomen.

ABOUT US


There are several different bodies that are convening to collaborate on the People’s Climate March, including local New York-area community groups, international NGO’s, grassroots networks, churches and faith organizations, and many more. You can see a list of participating organizations here.

Because this is a “movement of movements” moment, the People’s Climate March is being organized in a participatory, open-source model. This means that there isn’t a central “decision-making” body or single coalition. Rather, groups and individuals are collaborating with some basic shared agreements around respect, collaboration, trust, and many are using the Jemez Principles of Environmental Justice.

This September is going to be a success because of the work we all do together – not because of any one person or organization. Take the initiative to organize your community, your school, your workplace, and your neighbors. Find out how you can help here, or find out how your organization can support the People’s Climate March here.

Partners

750+ Organizations are partnering on the march, including businesses, unions, religious groups, environmental groups, schools, social justice groups, and more.

Click here to find out about adding your organization to the list

See All 750+ Partnering Organizations

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Without a doubt, the People’s Climate March will be the largest single event on climate that has been organized to date.

The mobilization will consist of numerous events, actions, symposia, presentations, and more organized over the course of the days leading up to the Summit, and in the days following.

The anchor event of the week will be a massive march – one so large and diverse that it cannot be ignored. Discussions are underway with the City regarding permits, routes, and locations, but it will be 2-3 miles, in Manhattan, on Sunday 9/21, starting in the early afternoon.

The best way to stay updated on the details is to sign up here.

Absolutely! For the march itself, there will be participatory lead-up events, such as speakers tours, trainings, art-builds and much more. Many groups are already discussing other complementary ideas, ranging from a People’s Forum on Climate Change, to lectures, teach-ins, and related demonstrations.

There will be a schedule of events on this site as we get closer to September because these related and complementary events are important to creating an atmosphere for social movements to amplify their voices, build new relationships, and strengthen the movement.

This will be a family-friendly event. The tone and tenor will be dignified, fun, impactful and empowering, and we are committed to making sure that it is permitted, peaceful and safe for all who come.

The march will be at a leisurely pace, and easy to jump in or out of - so even with mobility issues, you should be able to join. In fact, organizing a kids contingent would be a great idea - let us know if you might want to lead something like this. Pets are welcome, but keep in mind that marches can be loud, boisterous, and crowded. Make sure pets are OK with this sort of dynamic and energy.

Of course! You are welcome to bring your own signs, banners, bicycles, and anything else that clearly communicates your message! There will also be a big art building party in the weeks before, where you can join others in making these things, and collaborating on larger-scale pieces.

We are absolutely helping coordinate transportation - check out our transportation page for more info.

We are encouraging people to organize and use all sorts of mass-transport options - such as jointly chartering buses, renting Amtrak train cars, self-organizing carpools or caravans, taking mass transit or riding bicycles.

There will be some funds to help offset the cost of things like buses, but we aren’t able to cover individuals' travel costs.

We’re working on setting up a housing board - where people can both offer housing and spare rooms, but also ask for help in securing housing. We’ll have this up and running soon, but if you have sizable amount of space (such as a religious center, community center etc) that might be available for free or low-cost, please get in touch with us! While we have great events all weekend, we do also encourage people to come just for the day of the march.

Please! Absolutely!

The first step is to fill out this survey.

It will only take a few minutes, and will help the Mobilization Support Team and conveners understand better who you are, who you represent, and how you want to be involved. The biggest need by far is outreach — if the mobilization is to be historically huge, everybody’s going to need to pitch in, from phonebanking your members to sending mobilizing emails, from chartering buses to doing face-to-face outreach.

We also want to know what your organization is uniquely good at: Do you have access to celebrities? Can you help fundraise to cover the costs of logistics? Do you have networks of activists you can mobilize?

Is this like the annual COP (Conference of the Parties)? Is it related to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)?

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has called for the summit on September 23rd, where world leaders will gather to discuss, and hopefully commit to bold actions to address the climate crisis. Ban Ki Moon has smartly called for this forum as something additional and distinct from traditional UN climate negotiations, knowing that the urgency and seriousness of the climate crisis is so real that the global community must move faster than the UNFCCC has been able to accomplish thus far.

The UNFCCC has largely been led by delegates and negotiators, and this summit differs in that Ban Ki Moon is calling for actual Heads of State to come to the table directly.

Not formally. But we believe that world leaders will only act (or be able to act) on climate change when everyday people express the desire, and create the political mandate for them to do so. Therefore, we aren’t opposed to this summit happening, and it is generally a good thing for heads of state to discuss climate change.

We don’t have blind faith that the summit will solve the crisis either. We think that organizing, mobilizing, and building social movements are ultimately what changes the course of history.

Question not answered here? Shoot us an e-mail at info@peoplesclimate.org and we'll get back to you.

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