On September 21st in New York, the People’s Climate March will be the biggest mass mobilization the climate movement has ever seen. As world leaders gather for a landmark climate summit at the UN Headquarters, a movement of movements is mobilizing to reflect the seriousness, urgency, and people-power needed to address the climate crisis. This is a new climate movement – where concerns of social justice, economic inequality, good jobs, healthy communities, and a sustainable environment come together. This is our chance to change everything — and to do that, we need everyone.
So we’re hitting the road this August for the People’s Climate Tour. People’s Climate March organizers will visit four East Coast cities to help local activists and groups get ready for the fight ahead. Join a People’s Climate Tour stop near you to hear from a diverse and inspiring array of social movement leaders on the intersection of climate change and social justice, and how you can get involved in this movement of movements. Find a city near you:
Friday, August 22nd, 7:00
Boston Opera House
Bill McKibben – Author, educator, environmentalist, co-founder of 350.org
Vanessa Rule – Co-Director of Mothers Out Front and co-founder of Better Future Project
John Kassel – President, Conservation Law Foundation
Sandra Steingraber -Biologist, author, and science advisor for Americans Against Fracking
Varshini Prakash – UMass Amherst student; Board Member at Responsible Endowments Coalition and Divestment Student Network
Joe Uehlein – Founder, Director of Labor Network for Sustainability
Revered Fred Small – Senior Minister, First Parish Unitarian Universalist; Co-chair, Religious Witness for the Earth
Bruce Hamilton – Vice President, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1700
Melodeego / Tem Blessed / Zo Tobi – Special musical guests!
Wednesday, September 3
Concordia University Student Union, Montreal
New York City
Friday, September 12
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
If you haven’t already signed up to be part of the march on September 21st, you can do that here.
Please note that the Philadelphia & DC tour stops have been cancelled. Between the notoriously difficult August holiday season and organizers who are spread a bit thin working on the People’s Climate March, we determined that it’d be better to focus energy on just a couple of live stops (and plenty of opportunity to get plugged in online).