Week of Action

From Truth to Justice: Earth Day to May Day 2017

 

If you are interested in organizing an event during the Week of Action, please fill out this form and tell us about it!

You can also download a PDF of the program, which includes over 60 Climate, Justice & Jobs events happening from Earth Day to May Day in Washington, D.C.! There are two versions of the program — a short version that highlights 15 events, and a full program that includes everything listed on this page.

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Saturday, 4/22 — Earth Day

8:00am — March For Science
An all-day affair in DC! (and 500 marches around the world!)
8am – Start congregating at National Mall
9am – Teach-ins
10am – Mainstage programming
2pm – March begins
Location: National Mall. Click here to learn more

9:00am — Empower D.C. Community Clean Up & Walking Tour
Join the Syphax Gardens and James Creek Resident Councils, Empower DC and the SW BID for a day of service, history and community awareness. Clean-up begins at 9 am. Guided tour at 10am.
Location: 100 N Street SW. Click here to learn more

Monday, 4/24

9:00am — Exhibit “Climate Change in Our World, Photographs by Gay Braasch”
April 24, 2017-June 1, 2017
Climate change photo exhibit, “Climate Change in Our World”, Photographs by Gary Braasch presented and curated by Dr. Joan Rothlein. Giant 5 ft. color photographic prints about climate change will carry the message of education and urgency to Washington DC. The exhibit will be on display till June 1, 2017.
Location: The Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC. Click here for more info 

1:00pm — Earth Week Climate Education Teach-In
Join ACE for a livestream teach-in on climate science and solutions. We’ll be playing trivia, watching videos from Our Climate Our Future, and taking Q&A with renowned climate scientist Scott Denning of Colorado State University and youth climate leader Maxine Jimenez of UC Santa Cruz. Click here to sign up

3:00pm — Community Art Builds for PCM
3pm-9pm Daily: Art making for the March continues at Uptown Art Space! Support frontline communities from around the country to lift up their stories at the march through art.  Contact rachel.schragis@peoplesclimate.org for art support for your group. Location: 3412 Connecticut Ave, NW.

6:00pm — Climate & Culture: Where Art Meets Action
Climate & Culture: Where Art Meets Action is an event being planned by the Future Foundation. The event will feature a live painter working on a circle of resistance (a large parachute painted explicitly for use at the Peoples Climate March), multiple musical acts, a choreographed dance piece, speakers, and some art and sign making for the PCM. The event marks a kickoff the Week of Action associated with the Peoples Climate March.
Location: The Barry Farm Recreation Center – 1230 Sumner Road Click here for more info 

6:00pm — Arlington Acts on Climate Happy Hour
Across the country, people are marching for climate action. Join us for a happy hour on April 24th to get pumped up for the Arlington is Acts on Climate Rally and The People’s Climate March coming up on April 29th. There will be giveaways, door prizes and free snacks.
Location: Celtic House 2500 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204. Click here for more info 

9:00am — Exhibit “Climate Change in Our World, Photographs by Gay Braasch”
April 24, 2017-June 1, 2017
Climate change photo exhibit, “Climate Change in Our World”, Photographs by Gary Braasch presented and curated by Dr. Joan Rothlein. Giant 5 ft. color photographic prints about climate change will carry the message of education and urgency to Washington DC. The exhibit will be on display till June 1, 2017.
Location: The Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC. Click here for more info 

 

Tuesday, 4/25

9:00am — People’s Action/ People’s Action Institute Hits the Streets to Demand We Put People and Planet First
From Protest to Power! Trump has made it very clear that he is just another Swamp Politician working for the Billionaires. People’s Action will spend the weekend with 1,000 people training, doing workshops, and strategizing on how we organize to win. And on Tuesday we will be taking our voices to the streets to demand that we put People and Planet First!
Location: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC.

3:00pm — Community Art Builds for PCM
3pm-9pm Daily: Art making for the March continues at Uptown Art Space! Support frontline communities from around the country to lift up their stories at the march through art.  Contact rachel.schragis@peoplesclimate.org for art support for your group. Location: 3412 Connecticut Ave, NW.

8:00pm — Act Out: April Edition
Act Out is a monthly Theatrical Action Series created to give artists a chance to embrace, engage, or rage at current events and the political climate. Act Out welcomes artists of all creeds, and strives to be aggresively inclusive. We encourage artists of any race, religion, sex, gender, orientation, nationality, and political perspective to submit their work and participate. Act Out performances consist of an hour of original short plays, spoken word pieces, and musical interludes. (This is a paid event.)
Location: Busboys and Poets Takoma 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012. Click here to RSVP and learn more

Wednesday, 4/26

3:00pm — Community Art Builds for PCM
3pm-9pm Daily: Art making for the March continues at Uptown Art Space! Support frontline communities from around the country to lift up their stories at the march through art.  Contact rachel.schragis@peoplesclimate.org for art support for your group. Location: 3412 Connecticut Ave, NW.

4:00pm — Growing Good Jobs For All: New Solutions to our Jobs & Climate Crises
The clean energy economy is one of the fastest growing parts of the American economy. The opportunity now is to make sure the jobs created and retained are good jobs, and the people who most need work have access to the work that most needs doing. Join the Peoples Climate Movement for a panel discussion with members of the sustainable business community, organized labor, and grassroots organizations all working at the intersection of quality jobs and climate solutions. Beer, wine, light appetizers, and other refreshments will be provided.You must RSVP if you are planning to attend. (U.S. Capitol Visitor Center events require a list of participant names.) Click here to RSVP
Location: Capitol Visitor Center Room 215 (First St NE, Washington, DC 20515). Click here for more info

7:00pm — Climate Emergency Movement Training
Come join our in-person climate emergency movement training in Washington, DC! We’ll be covering The Climate Mobilization’s core concepts, strategies, and organizing best practices to carry out the vision laid out in our recently published “Blueprint for a Climate Emergency Movement,” to move from our current political reality to morality-based targets shaped by the urgency of our physical climate reality. Our goal is to build mass political will for the just national transformation we need to reach 100% clean energy and eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions within the next decade, guarantee full employment in a sustainable economy, and begin restoring a safe climate for all of us. This event is free and open to all, and food will be provided!
Location: Patagonia Store, 1048 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007. Click here to learn more

7:30pm — Climate Change, Climate Policy, The Trump Administration and “Where Do We Go From Here?”
Renowned Climate Scientist, Author, Activist Dr. Ross J. Salawitch, UMd Professor of Chemistry and Biochemisty, will initiate the Prince George’s County Resist Coalition’s first Forum on Thinking Globally/Acting Locally. In his presentation, Dr. Salawitch will address policies and actions that the public can pursue at the local, state, and regional level to mitigate climate change. The presentation will be followed by an open discussion and action strategy session.
Location: Up Church Of The Brethren, 4413 Tuckerman Street, University Park, MD 20782. Click here to learn more

8:00pm — Chernobyl +31: From Nuclear Disaster to Renewable Energy Revolution
(This is a telebriefing event.) April 26 is the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster — one of the worst environmental catastrophes in world history, and one that is not and will not be over for many generations to come. But Chernobyl’s legacy is not only one of tragedy. The impact of Chernobyl convinced millions of the need to power the world with renewable energy, inspiring Germany’s Energy Transition, the foundation for the clean energy revolution we are building toward today. Join us for this live national briefing, to learn about Chernobyl, its legacy, and its relevance to the climate justice movement. Call: 712-770-4160. Passcode: 723281#. Click here to learn more

Thursday, 4/27

8:30am — Elders Climate Action Day
Elders will meet on April 27th and 28th for Elders Climate Action Day. On April 27th we will meet at American University Washington School of Law for a day of inspiration, learning, skill building, and planning. Knowledgeable and renowned speakers will discuss the latest findings of climate science and the up-to-the-minute status of these issues in the new administration and Congress. On Friday, April 28th Elders will deliver a message to the offices of all 535 Members of Congress. Following that, Elders will plan actions they will take when they return to their home districts. Space is limited to those who have pre-registered. (This is a paid event.)
Location: American University School of Law and the Capital. Click here to RSVP and learn more

9:00am — UCS Legislative Days
Scientists and concerned citizens will be meeting with members of Congress to support climate science and preparedness funding in the federal budget. (This is a closed event.)
Location: Capitol Hill

9:00am — Youth Climate Lawsuit Speak-Out
STAND WITH the 21 youth plaintiffs heading towards the “trial of the century,” Juliana vs. U.S., suing the federal government for perpetrating climate chaos. The youth plaintiffs will speak out from the steps of the United States Supreme Court – where their case may eventually be heard. Joined by their lawyers, supporting U.S. Senators and others, these youth will share the latest updates on their case, as well as song, fiery speeches and invitations to show your support. Two days later they will march with you in the People’s Climate March.
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, steps; 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543. Click here to learn more

9:00am — SEEC/ PCM Rally & Political Action for Climate Justice
The Peoples Climate Movement is joining with the House of Representatives Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) for a rally on Capitol Hill. Members of Congress will be publicly endorsing the Peoples Climate March and the Pledge for Jobs, Justice & the Climate. Afterwards, people in town for the march will visit their members of Congress. Everyone is invited to join! We will provide pledges and talking points. You are responsible for scheduling your own meetings with your members of Congress, but you can also just drop in, sign in and leave materials! We’ve also compiled this guide for scheduling a meeting with your members of Congress. If you are coming to D.C., make sure your members of Congress know you’re in town and want them to stand up for climate justice!
Location: House Triangle (East Front of the U.S. Capitol near the House steps), Washington, D.C.

9:00am — Environmental Justice Leadership Forum 2017 Spring Meeting
(This is a private event.) First day of the EJ Leadership Forum meeting to address issues surrounding climate change and the related adverse health effects.
Location: Sierra Club Shenandoah Conference Room A, 50 F Street, NW, Washington DC. Click here to learn more

10:30am — 100% Clean Energy Bill Launch with Jeff Merkley & Bernie Sanders (CHANGED DATE & TIME!)

Join Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Bernie Sanders and other progressive movement leaders to launch a new 100% clean energy bill in the lead up to the People’s Climate March. This bill is the most ambitious piece of climate legislation Congress has ever seen — legislation that will completely phase out fossil fuels and transition our country to 100% clean renewable energy for all by 2050. Join us as we stand with senators and movement leaders to call for bold solutions to the climate crisis.
Location: The Senate Swamp, across from the Russell Office Building, near Constitution Ave and Delaware Ave NE. Click here to learn more

3:00pm — Community Art Builds for PCM
3pm-9pm Daily: Art making for the March continues at Uptown Art Space! Support frontline communities from around the country to lift up their stories at the march through art.  Contact rachel.schragis@peoplesclimate.org for art support for your group.
Location: 3412 Connecticut Ave, NW.

6:00pm — Green Drinks DC Pre-Climate March Happy Hour with People’s Climate Movement
The Green Drinks DC Committee is so excited to bring you another, special April event. We are very proud to announce that we are partnering with the Peoples Climate Movement to host a pre-march happy hour on April 27. This is sure to be one of our biggest and best events of the year, so make sure you register for your tickets now!
Location: Bardo Brewing, 25 Potomac Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20003. Click here to RSVP and get tickets

6:00pm — People’s Platform Forum: Wellness for People and the Earth
The People’s Platform is a movement of low-income and working class DC residents of color and people who share our values and vision. We seek to organize, educate, fight for and win truly affordable housing, sustaining work, and wellness for all in DC. April’s meeting will center on People’s Platform Principle #3: the right to health and wellness for people and the earth. We believe in a system designed to meet our human needs, not to exploit and profit. We will be joined by Empower DC, learn about the systemic issues facing our environment, and prepare for the People’s Climate March on April 29th! Location: Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave NW. Click here to get more info

6:00pm — It Takes Roots People’s Congress
Come join speakers from around the world as they present what working on the frontlines of the struggle means to them as well as what a just transition might look like in their communities. How does the further militarization of the federal budget affect them and their people? What does it mean to build a united front around fighting injustice? How can we reinvest power in our local communities and strengthen relationships between local, national, and international groups? Join the It Takes Roots Frontline Delegation prior to the People’s Climate March to listen and engage in thoughtful dialogue about how we can move forward and grow in the face of injustice.
Location: Thurgood Marshall Center – 1816 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20009. Click here to find out more

6:30pm — Forests: A Climate Solution
Renowned Climate Scientist, Dr. Bill Moomaw, and Southern Forest Visionary, Danna Smith, Team Up to Share the Role of Forests in the Global Climate Debate. The threat of climate change is growing and millions of people are feeling its effects. Moomaw and Smith hope to to spark a national conversation about the need for US forests to be recognized as our best climate stabilizing technology.
Location: American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences (1200 NEW YORK AVE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20005) Click here to RSVP and learn more

6:30pm — People’s Climate March Poster Party
Join us to create posters and art for the PCM. Let’s get together, eat pizza, and have fun making our signs. Let’s make posters that tell the world why we are there!
Location: Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Pl., Oakton, VA 22124. Click here to RSVP and learn more

7:00pm — “ART X ADVOCACY” Postermaking and panel at Dupont Underground partnered with the Climate Working Group and A/P/A Institute at NYU
Join us for a special climate storytelling training with Climate Reality Project’s Climate Speakers Network’s Jill Leaness! Then stay for a discussion with Climate Reality Project’s Climate Speakers Network Director Doug Glancy, Artist Rosemary Feit Covey & Director of Great Whale Conservancy Michael Fishbach. Postermaking materials are provided for FREE! This event is FREE and open to the public.
Location: Dupont Underground at 1500 19th Street NW, Washington DC. Click here to RSVP and learn more

8:30pm — Round Dance at the Trump Hotel
Indigenous communities are under attack for protecting Mother Earth and defending their inherent rights. As such, the Indigenous Environmental Network wishes to send a message to the Trump administration and its corporate interests that our Native resistance will not be silenced! We will gather in front of the Trump Hotel to dance in unified resistance to the destructive policies of this administration and show that this movement will not be stopped. (Please respect Indigenous protocols. Indigenous drummers only.)
Location: Front of Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., 1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004. Click here to RSVP and learn more

 

 

Friday, 4/28

8:00am — Sweet Potatoes Not Pipelines
On the day before the March for Climate, Jobs and Justice, Beyond Extreme Energy is taking a ton of sweet potatoes to the headquarters of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. We will be speaking out about our passionate opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and all new proposed fossil fuel infrastructure. FERC is a rubber-stamp agency for the gas industry! We will be distributing these sweet potatoes in small bags free to FERC employees and passers-by, with a leaflet explaining why we are taking action at FERC. Sweet potatoes are grown in eastern North Carolina, site of Duke Energy and Dominion Resources’ proposed ACP, which would run 550 miles through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. Land would be taken by eminent domain, including land where sweet potatoes are being grown, threatening growers’ livelihoods, water and way of life and the chance for a stable climate for all of us.
Location: 888 First St. NE. Click here to learn more

8:30am — Elders Climate Action Day
Elders will meet on April 27th and 28th for Elders Climate Action Day. On April 27th we will meet at American University Washington School of Law for a day of inspiration, learning, skill building, and planning. Knowledgeable and renowned speakers will discuss the latest findings of climate science and the up-to-the-minute status of these issues in the new administration and Congress. On Friday, April 28th Elders will deliver a message to the offices of all 535 Members of Congress. Following that, Elders will plan actions they will take when they return to their home districts. Space is limited to those who have pre-registered. (This is a paid event.)
Location: American University School of Law and the Capital. Click here to RSVP and learn more

9:00am — UCS Legislative Days
Scientists and concerned citizens will be meeting with members of Congress to support climate science and preparedness funding in the federal budget. (This is a closed event.)
Location: Capitol Hill

9:00am — Environmental Justice Leadership Forum 2017 Spring Meeting
Day 2 of the Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change 2017 Spring Meeting. There are three separate times for activities. At 10:00 there is Direct Action Training by Heather Milton-Lightening, at 12:30 – Mustafa Ali speaks and at 2:00 Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva will speak. (Open to the public.)
Location: Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202. Click here to learn more

9:30am — Show up at City Hall for the DC Climate Movement: Carbon Rebate Action Day!
Advocates will visit each DC Council Members office and let them know they want DC to act on Climate because of the stalemate in Congress and they want Councils members to pass a Carbon Fee and Rebate bill now.
Location: 1350 pennsylvania ave nw. Tell us you’re in with an email to jeremiah@chesapeakeclimate.org.

11:00am — Teach-in: Participating in direct actions & marches as a person with privilege. Then practice in the streets!
Are you participating in this week of action or People’s Climate March and also have a privilege identity that helps buffer you from the impacts of climate and economic injustice? Are you super passionate about taking to the streets and standing up around these issues– but are not sure how to do that as a person with wealth or class privilege, or as a white person? Come join us for this teach-in, and then put it into practice in the streets soon after.
Location: 238 9th St NE, Washington, DC 20002. Click here to RSVP and learn more

2:00pm — It Takes Roots Red Line Action
Join Frontline communities from across the country as we unite as Mother Earth’s RED LINE to take direct action against the corporations and politicians driving the extractive economy. The Red Line is a line that cannot be crossed. We draw a red line through the militarization of the federal budget, and the rising wars at home and abroad, and the “dig, burn, dump” economy. We hold a red line to defend water of life, our environment, our homes, our families, communities, our human rights and our future generations. We will work to build a just transition away from a fossil-fuel economy, towards “local, living economies” where communities and workers are in charge. We demand an investment in communities, renewable clean energy and sustainability, and a divestment from militarism and extraction. Will you hold Mother Earth’s Red Line with Indigenous, Black, Brown, and Frontline communities on April 28th?
Location: Washington DC, exact location TBA.  Click here to RSVP and learn more

3:30pm — Youth Convening
Young people are gathering on the day before PCM to talk about the role of students and youth in this political moment, attend trainings on organizing skills, build relationships with other climate justice leaders from across the country, hear from inspiring speakers, and strategize for what comes next. Art build & registration 1:30-3:30pm, convening 3:30pm-8pm.
Location: New York Ave Presbyterian Church (1313 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005). Click here to RSVP and learn more

4:00pm — Recipes for Resistance – Culinary Climate Action in HipHop w/DJ CAVEM
Recipes for Resistance – Culinary Climate Action in HipHop is a 1 hour workshop on Plant-based action. Focusing on the affects that HipHop has on Factory Farming, Urban Farming solutions and culinary action w/ a Vegan Food Demo by DJ CAVEM. (Bring your own Cup/Plate please.)
Location: Impact Hub DC – 419 7th St NW suite 300, Washington, DC 20004. Click here to RSVP and learn more

4:30pm — March Today, Lobby Tomorrow training
Join FCNL lobbyist Emily Wirzba for a 90 minute training on how to effectively engage and build a relationship with your members of Congress on climate change. Learn how to request a visit, how to structure a lobby visit, and how to find a group of people willing to lobby with you. Hear why persistent citizen lobbying from a place of faith is so important and can transform the national dialogue on climate change.
Location: Friends Meeting Washington in the assembly room: 2111 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008. Click here to learn more

5:30pm — Pot Luck Supper, Film and Night Prayers Outdoors
A potluck supper followed by the movie “Before The Flood” and ending with night prayers around the fire pit in the back yard, weather permitting.
Location: 821 Varnum St. NE, Washington DC 20017

5:30pm — Poster making party for the planet!
Join members and staff of Corporate Accountability International to make posters, meet fellow activists and learn how to challenge corporate power. Art supplies will be available, but feel free to bring your own!
Location: Dupont Underground, 19 Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036

6:00pm — Honoring Our Sacred Water Ceremony
Join us at Poplar Point for our final water ceremony where many different Medicine Women will be leading a water ceremony the night before the People’s Climate March. Art work from the previous water ceremonies on April 1, 8 & 15 will be brought together for this final ceremony and then shared at the People’s Climate March. It will be a powerful spiritual ceremony honoring and giving gratitude to the river and all waters, with Spring of Light to heal the rivers. Come and learn the history and challenges our rivers face from our Riverkeepers who protect them.
Location: Poplar Point, 34 S Capitol St SW, Washington, DC 20373. Click here to RSVP and learn more

6:00pm — Kabbalat Shabbat and Panel Discussion on Judaism, Climate, and Pollution
Join the Adas Israel community and Jewish marchers from around the country for Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv, dinner, and an expert panel and participatory discussion on Judaism, Climate, and Pollution. Presented with Interfaith Power & Light (DC. MD. NoVA). A vegetarian dinner will be served. (This is a paid event.)
Location: Adas Israel, 2850 Quebec Street, NW Washington DC 20008. Click here to RSVP and learn more

6:00pm — Hot Hot Hot: Fundraiser for Climate Action
Concerned citizens coming together, at the Midlands Beer Garden in Washington DC, the evening preceding the People’s Climate March to act on our concerns over the President’s and Congress’s dismantling of environmental protections. Goals for the event are to connect people to local activism on behalf of our environment and community, and enjoy live music, drinks, and friends on a night of recharge before the march. All proceeds benefit Earthjustice.
Location: 3333 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010.  Click here to RSVP and learn more

6:00pm — Potluck and Meeting for Worship
Get ready to march – join us for a potluck 6-7 pm and Quaker Meeting for Worship (7-8 pm) with singing to follow
Location: 3333 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010.  Click here to RSVP and learn more

6:00pm — DC Premiere of The Third Industrial Revolution
Washington DC Premiere of The Third Industrial Revolution, VICE’s latest documentary featuring prominent economist and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, laying out a social and economic roadmap for a sustainable future and the means for getting there. The premiere is a free ticketed event open to the public. RSVP required.
Location: Georgetown AMC Theater, 3111 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007.  Click here to RSVP

6:00pm — Environmental Justice in Action: How HBCUs Are Leading the Climate Fight
This convergence will focus on the importance of the environmental justice movement in American democracy, how climate change is affecting communities of color, and the special role HBCU students will play in strengthening the environmental justice movement going forward. This event is the perfect opportunity to educate and empower students from various HBCUs with the necessary knowledge and resources to act in communities disproportionately affected by climate change. Hearing from leading voices who advocate for an equitable environment along with grassroots activists and academic experts is a great way to prepare the next wave of leaders for a life of informed advocacy. The event features Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Mustafa Ali and Naomi Klein.
Location: Howard University Blackburn Ballroom, 2397 6th Street NW Click here to RSVP and learn more

6:30pm — Challenging the U.S. War on the Atmosphere: How We Fight Back

The Federal government is not going to do anything constructive about the climate crisis. Instead, they are busy rolling back whatever progress we have made. Join us for a dynamic teach-in event that will be a prelude to the PCM and explore concrete ways that we can fight back in our states, cities, and communities to advance a just climate agenda and to roll back the extractive economy. Through creative interaction, this teach-in will engage, teach, entertain, and inspire climate justice activists to go back from the march and take action in our communities.
Location: St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, DC 20010. Click here to RSVP and learn more

6:30pm — Democracy Defenders Teach-in and Art Build
Join the Democracy community as we prepare for the People’s Climate March! It’s time to put an end to the pollution of our politics and our planet. We’re bringing together activists to learn about local, state, and national opportunities to protect our democracy.
Location: United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave NE. Click here to learn more

7:00pm — Building the Green Economy
Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is proud to present Building the Green Economy, a panel discussion on the intersections of economic and environmental justice. Is a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions possible under capitalism? What are the political obstacles to a fair, ecologically-sustainable society? Look forward to an important and energizing discussion with leading academics, activists, and folks in between! (This is a paid event.)
Location: Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008. Click here to RSVP and learn more

7:00pm — Reception for the Labor Contingent and Friends
Join us for an evening of fun and entertainment hosted by Joe Uehlein and the U-Liners
Location: Johnny Pistolas, 2333 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009. Click here to RSVP and learn more

7:00pm — What’s your message for climate, jobs and justice? Join us for a night of poster making in preparation for the April 29th People’s Climate March in DC!!
7:00 PM: Sign Making with Protect Our Winters, New Belgium Brewing, Ben & Jerry’s, Oysters from GreenWave and Bluegrass music by local band, Hollertown.
7:45 PM: Activist Conversation with Rep. Ruben Gallego from Arizona, Camila Thorndike – DC based social + environmental justice activist leading the charge on Put A Price On It DC, Chip Thomas – photographer, public artist, activist and physician who has been working between Monument Valley and The Grand Canyon on the Navajo nation since 1987 + Kurt Berning – Executive Assistant to Indivisible Guide CEO. Hosted by Timmy ONeill.
Location: Patagonia Georgetown, 1048 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007. Click here to RSVP and learn more

7:00pm — ART X ADVOCACY at Dupont Underground partnered with The Climate Working Group and A/P/A Institute at NYU
Join host Michael Dorsey (Senior Program Officer for Sustainability, US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine) as he speaks with artist Mary Ting, The Illuminator Collective’s Chris Rogy, artist Christian A. Mendoza, and Aaron Huey of The Amplifier Foundation as they discuss art and design in relation to advocacy and climate change. Postermaking materials are provided and Amplifier Foundation posters for the People’s Climate March will be available for FREE! This event is FREE and open to the public.
Location: Dupont Underground, 19 Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036. Click here to RSVP and learn more

7:00pm — Tour of #ResisDANCE
From the people who brought you the massive queer dance party at Ivanka Trump’s house and the Daddy Pence Protest, get ready to WERK it on the Tour of #ResisDANCE!  We will boogey, shimmey, and booty-shake down Pennsylvania Ave, taking a tour of all the locations that are currently working daily to keep us oppressed! We will make special stops at the White House, the District Building, Department of Justice, Trump Hotel, EPA, IRS, Department of Labor, and Congress. Then in a glittery show of loving, glamourous, and fabulous hip-shaking, head-thumping, fist-pumping, booty-shaking celebration, we will demand justice and turn-up the ResisDANCE to a whole other level.  All genders, sexualities, and bodies are welcome to join in on the WERK, as it takes all of us to get the ResisDANCE going!
Location: Meet at the White House on the North Side, proceeding down Penn Ave and ending on the East Side of the Senate on Capitol Hill. Facebook Event Page

7:30pm — 100 Women of Climate
Closed event: relationship-building event for women working across climate movement. If you are interested in attending this event please contact Emily Hickson – eh@bteam.org
Location: Dupont Circle Hotel

9:00pm — The Politics of Climate Change
Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, and Dominique Browning, founder of Moms Clean Air Force, will be discussing the politics of climate change at the Intercultural Center Auditorium at Georgetown University. The discussion will be moderated by Andrew Bennett, Professor of Government at Georgetown. Attendance is free, but tickets are required.
Location: Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets, NW, Washington DC 20057. Click here to RSVP

Saturday, 4/29 — The Day of the March

6:00am — Sunrise Water Ceremony.
Facilitated by Sharon Day, Nibi Walk, Minnesota (Ojibwe), with assistance of women, as givers-of-life, responsible for speaking for, protecting and carrying water. The link between water and a changing climate is evident. Hosted by the Piscataway Nation and the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) with prayers of support from the Mother Earth Water Walkers. Participants are requested to bring a small sample of water from their homelands; pond, lake, river, spring, well, tap water, etc. The water will be blended in a copper pail, blessed, and carried in the March.
Location: The Capitol Reflecting Pool / Union Square at 3rd Street and Jefferson at the foot of the Capitol.

9:00am — Catholic Mass for Marchers
Join in prayer leading up to the People’s Climate March as we celebrate a Catholic Mass for marchers at St. Dominic Church on Saturday, April 29th at 9am. We will be nourished by word and the Eucharist before being sent forth to love and serve the Lord, marching for “our common home.”
Location: St. Dominic Church 630 E St SW Washington, DC 20024. Click here to RSVP and learn more

9:00am — UU Pre-March Gathering
As UUs arrive at the National Mall to join the People’s Climate Movement, UU are invited to gather for coffee, fellowship, sign distribution, clip board passing, letter writing, and photo ops. As we gather, coffee and breakfast will be available near the the PCM Line Up Area South of the Mall on 3rd St.
Location: Cafe Fifty Nine, 409 3rd St. SW 20024, @ Metro – Fed Center SW. Click here to RSVP and learn more

9:00am — Arlington Acts on Climate Rally
Before we march, we will rally to celebrate 10 years of climate action in Arlington and advocate for as many more as it takes to ensure a habitable planet for ALL. Arlington is a national leader on climate action and we know that climate action starts with 100% renewable energy. We will not back down in our fight to stop the most devastating impacts of climate change in our community and in our nation.
This rally is family friendly. At the conclusion of the rally, folks are encouraged to head to the People’s Climate March.
Location: Clarendon Metro Park- 3100 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201. Click here to RSVP and learn more

10:00am — Meetup for People’s Climate March
All Environmental Justice Groups who want to March together – we will meet up at Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue to go line up for the March and to provide any final information/directions. Take the Red line to Metrocenter Station and walk South. Please wear something blue – scarf, hat etc, in addition to what you plan to wear!!!
Location: Freedom Plaza – Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site. Click here to RSVP and learn more

10:00am — Returned Peace Corps Volunteers at the Peoples Climate March
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and friends are invited to the Peoples March in Washington DC! Join up with the RPCVs for Environmental Action as we create a presence of RPCVs who are concerned about global climate change. We will join with the larger rally two blocks away at the Capitol building by 11 am.
Location: Peace Corps Commemorative Park, junction of Louisiana Ave NW and First St NW, Washington DC
Click here to RSVP and learn more

11:00am — Peace & Justice Rally / Contingent

Assemble at 11:00 am, Madison Drive and 3rd St Northwest, Washington DC. Rally 11:00 – 12:30, then join march.
Confirmed speakers: George Martin, Judith LeBlanc, Leslie Cagan, Medea Benjamin, David Swanson. Check national site for updated logistics. Weekly calls: Mondays at 2:30 eastern at 712-770-4018 – code 858956#”
Location: Madison Drive and 3rd St Northwest, Washington DC. Click here to learn more

4:00pm — Post-Climate March Open House and Dinner
After a long day of marching, come back to Sixth & I for seudat shlishit (the traditional Shabbat third meal), singing, and great conversation. (PAID EVENT.)
Location: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St NW . Click here to learn more

4:30pm — The New Political Climate
Join Climate One for a debate between 350.org Executive Director May Boeve and Green Tea Party co-founder Debbie Dooley. U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) will also be on the radio show on the new politics of climate recorded after the march and near the National Mall. (This is a paid event.)
Location: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001. Click here to RSVP and learn more

4:30pm — Relax + Refuel with Patagonia
Gather with us from 4:30pm-6:00pm for pizza, beer and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream to refuel and explore next steps for activism. You’ll have the chances to grab a slice with friends and learn about volunteer opportunities with local and national environmental non-profits.
Location: Patagonia Georgetown, 1048 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007. Click here to RSVP and learn more

4:30pm — UU Festival for Climate Jobs and Justice
Live Music, UU Fellowship, Food Truck Dining & Advocacy After-Party,  Enjoy the Live Caribbean Music of HIGH ENERGY on the Terrace. Connect/network with National UU Climate Justice Activists, build your climate movement and UU Climate Action Team
Location: All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard St. NW @ 16th St., Washington DC 20009, 2 miles north of the White House near Columbia Heights Metro. Click here to RSVP and learn more

4:30pm — Post-March Happy Hour and Fundraiser
Join us after the People’s Climate March for a celebration and fundraiser at Blackfinn! $10 at the door for drink specials all night and raffles with great prizes!
Grab dinner, too! Fundraising proceeds will go towards the Power in Unity Conference, an all-day event by the Women’s March DC, reaching out to women in the metropolitan DC-area. See you Saturday! (PAID EVENT.)
Location: BlackFinn, 1620 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. Click here to learn more

4:30pm — POETRY X CLIMATE CHANGE at Dupont Underground partnered with the Climate Working Group and A/P/A Institute at NYU
Take a rest after the march and join us for an After March program of POETRY and CLIMATE ACTIVISM, highlighting the issues, concerns and work of poets and climate activists at the Dupont Underground arts space hosted by poet Sarah Browning (Split this Rock). Performances will feature poet/activists Lyla June Johnston (Center for Earth Ethics), Reverend Leo Woodberry, and Sarah Browning. Speakers will include Karenna Gore (Director, Center for Earth Ethics), Catherine Flowers (Director of Environmental Justice and Civic Engagement, Center for Earth Ethics), and Nicholas Mirzoeff (Visual Cultures, NYU). The space will be showing art and art installations including from The Illuminator Collective, artists Mary Ting, Rosemary Feit Covey, Christian A. Mendoza, and Arrin & Kia of Wollam Gardens. FREE posters will be available from The Amplifier Foundation to take to commemorate the march. This program is open and FREE to the Public.
Location: Dupont Underground at 1500 19th Street NW, Washington DC. Click here to RSVP and learn more

6:00pm — Peoples Climate Mingle + Power Shift Network Fundraiser

Join the Power Shift Network at Etete in DC for food, drinks, and a chance to unwind and connect with friends – all while supporting the critical work the Power Shift Network is doing to build from the momentum of the march toward youth-led organizing for the long haul. (This is a paid event.)
Location: Etete – 1942 9th St. NW. Click here to RSVP and learn more

6:00pm — Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change
Join us for a dynamic gathering with worldwide women leaders joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world. Included in topic discussions will be resistance efforts from Standing Rock to the Amazon; Indigenous rights, environmental racism and frontline communities; the intersection of gender and environment; and women’s leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework. We are thrilled to be presenting this event with the partnership of Impact Hub D.C.
Location: Impact Hub DC, 419 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004. Click here to RSVP and learn more

6:30pm — Climate Justice Open Mic
The evening of the People’s Climate March for Jobs and Justice, Split This Rock is hosting an eco-justice poetry reading and open mic. Featured poets include: Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Heather Davis, Alan King, Dan Vera, Melissa Tuckey, and Sarah Browning. Bring a poem in response to the Trumpapocalypse! Raise your voice for the air, the water, soil, animals, present and future generations! Let’s make a ruckus for our one good planet and a future shared by all.
Location: Busboys and Poets, Cullen Room, 1025 5th St., NW, Washington, DC. Click here to RSVP and learn more

10:00pm — Sounds of Science in partnership with The Climate Working Group and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
Relax with fellow marchers to the sounds of the DJ Dance Party led by Byzar. Art from The Illuminator Collective, and artists Mary Ting, Rosemary Feit Covey, Arrin & Kia of Wollam Gardens, and Christian A. Mendoza will be on display. 10pm-1am at Dupont Underground in partnership with The Climate Working Group and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Sponsored by A/P/A Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by Center for Earth Ethics and Climate Reality Project & Climate Speakers Network.
Location: Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St NW, Washington DC Click here for the event calendar

10:30pm — DJs for Climate Action present: People’s Climate Afterparty at U-Hall!
Let’s use the Power of Music to promote awareness and provoke response! After the March, come to U St Music Hall, DC’s favorite basement club to dance and celebrate the achievements of the day while raising money for People’s Climate Movement. DJs Treasure Fingers, Bit Funk and Sammy Bananas provide the tunes. (This is a paid event.)
Location: U St. Music Hall / 1115 U St NW A, Washington, DC 20009. Click here to RSVP and learn more

Sunday, 4/30

8:30am — Scenario 300 — Making Climate COOL!
Join us for an inspiring and informative conference on how we can partner with Nature to reverse global warming. Scenario 300 is a strategy for going from a dangerous 406 ppm (parts per million) to a safer 300 ppm of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Come learn how to rapidly move carbon out of the skies and manage every raindrop in ways that support a diversity of life both above and below ground. And in doing so, we will also build healthier and more resilient food systems, stronger communities, and a more peaceful world. (PAID EVENT.)
Location: 1330 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036-1795. Click here to learn more

9:30am — Climate Justice Sunday Service  Unitiarian Universalist and our Friends in Faith
Sunday Services at 9:30 and 11:15, All Souls Church Unitarian, Guest Preacher, Johnnie Aseron, Executive Director for the Inter-National Initiative for Transformative Collaboration (INITC), and former coordinator of wellness and inter-faith events at Oceti Sakowin camp on the Standing Rock Reservation.
Location: All Souls Church UU, 1500 Harvard St. NW @16th St., Washington DC 20009. Click here to RSVP and learn more

9:30am — Community Restorative Yoga Class
Join us for a special edition of our weekly community yoga class. Emily Phillips-Geeza, in-house 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, will lead a special restorative class for all to relax, restore, and heal together. Post class refreshments will be provided by local businesses. Please bring your own mat and RSVP, as space is limited.
Location: Patagonia DC, 1048 Wisconsin Ave, NW Washington, DC 20007. To RSVP email: emily.geeza@patagonia.com

10:00am — PCM Movement Breakfast
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Volunteers! Please look out for an upcoming appreciation event just for you!
If you have any questions: julia.allen@peoplesclimate.org

10:00am — Labor Debrief, Brunch and Brainstorm
Join us for brunch to discuss strategy that builds on the momentum of the PCM and how we fight for an economic program that values climate, jobs and justice.
Location: The Loft at 600 F, 600 F St. NW Washington DC, 20004. Click here to RSVP and learn more

10:00am — Creating Resistance (A Hands On Workshop)
If we are going to resist the attacks of the Trump administration on our planet and communities we are going to have to get creative. So, why do our movements keep using the same tools to try to make change? Participants will study historic examples of artistic activism, then brainstorm, design, and deploy their own tactic. All in 6 hours! Lunch is provided.
Location: Landover, MD (Address provided to RSVPs). Click here to RSVP and learn more

12:30 PM — Luncheon & Panel Discuss on UU Climate Justice Movement Building with Front Line Communities; Shifting from Congregational Silos to a UUA Denomination-Wide Climate Justice Movement
Luncheon Vegetarian and Panel Discussion: PCM UUs and Friends in Faith building the movement together. Lunch at 12:30, 1:30 Panel and follow on Discussion focused on UUs Shifting from Congregational Silos
to a UUA Denomination-Wide Climate Justice Movement. (This is a paid event.)
Location: All Souls Church UU, 1500 Harvard St. NW @16th St., Washington DC 20009. RSVP and Pre Order Here

1:00pm — Poetry in a time of Climate Crisis: a Generative Writing Workshop led by Melissa Tuckey
(This is a paid event.) In this generative writing workshop, we’ll look to poems that hold both environmental consciousness and acknowledgement of who is most at risk. We’ll write furiously and with a lot of love towards what sustains us. We’ll recognize interconnections. We’ll witness, grieve, and rage, and our work together will ultimately bend toward hope. Bring your “witness eye” and favorite writing implements. Open to all writing levels. Though we’ll be working with examples of poetry as writing prompts, both poets and prose writers are welcome to participate. Number of participants is limited. Register online by Friday, April 29.
Location: 1301 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC. Click here to Register

Monday, 5/1 — May Day

12:00pm — DC ON STRIKE! / DC EN HUELGA!
WE CALL DC to be ON STRIKE this May Day to defend our city and build a collective message that says: “We will not stand for further violence against our communities in DC!” On Monday May 1st at noon, rally with Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) and our immigrant members in Lamont Park after which we will march to City Council and the White House to join others from around the region and the country this May Day.
Location: Lamont Park, Mt. Pleasant. Click here to learn more

ALL DAY — Beyond The Moment: May Day – National Day Of Action
Beyond the Moment: Uniting Movements from April 4th to May Day (BTM) is a national campaign intended to expand and strengthen multi-racial, multi-sector and local long-term organizing capacity around the fight for justice, freedom and the right to live fully, with dignity and respect for all people. From small vigils to mass mobilizations we will take collective and cross-movement. Our aim is to build a mighty movement of all people dedicated to freedom. That means we don’t deny our differences, we embrace them and build a movement bold, broad and big enough to include our many realities. Join Beyond The Moment. Find a May Day Action in your city at: Click here to learn more

ALL DAY — National Day of Action for Immigrants
On May 1st, immigrants and allies all over the country will rise up in resistance to demonstrate the power, resilience and strength of immigrants in America. On May 1st in cities, towns and communities across the country immigrant leaders of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) will Rise Up! in resistance to demonstrate the power, resilience and strength of immigrant communities in America. Together we will partner with organizations across the country to lead marches, rallies, protests and town halls that resist Trump’s deportation machine, oppose the current administration’s scapegoating of immigrant communities and build a united front to support a vibrant and diverse future for our country. The #RiseUP movement is growing by the hour, 42 organizations with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) will be leading in cities with marches, rallies, and community events to shut down the hate in our communities! Find a May Day Action in your city at: Click here to learn more

ALL DAY — A Day Without Immigrants
On May 1st, we will not go to work, we will not go to school and we will not buy. We are going to make it clear that this country cannot function without immigrants. This is only the beginning of our fight toward permanent protection, dignity and respect. Find a May Day Action in your city at: Click here to learn more

Events posted on this site are not necessarily endorsed by all the members of the Steering Committee of the Peoples Climate Movement.

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