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Climate Strike NYC: A Call to Action, Sept 20 Fri 12 pm

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Climate Strike NYC: A Call to Action, Sept 20 Fri 12 pm Foley Square , 31-51 Center Street, NYC

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On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike globally, to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. In NYC, students will walk out of their classrooms and adults will walk out of their workplaces and meet for a rally in Floey Square and then march through the Financial District to Battery Park where there will be another Rally.

There will inspiring speakers, youth leaders and an appearance by Greta Thunberg.

Join with other people of faith to support young people around the world, and across New York City, as they bring this call to national and global attention.

Schedule:

11:15 - 11:30 AM - Convene with Faith Marchers at St. Paul's Chapel of Trinity Church (209 Broadway near Fulton Street Subway). First 30 people can purchase new GreenFaithNYC t-shirts.* Space open from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. You can use the bathroom, grab a cup of coffee, and make a sign. We will leave for Foley Square at 12:15 PM on the dot.

12:30 PM – All Assemble at Foley Square (111 Worth Street, NYC 10013). Look for large GreenFaithNYC banner.

1:00 PM - March to Battery Park

3:00 - 5:00 PM - Rally at Battery Park

5:00 PM Greta Thunberg live speech

*T-Shirts are $15 each. Please bring exact change. Thanks!

Why should the NYC multi-faith community organize in support of the September 20th Climate Strike?

The Climate Strike is a unique opportunity for the NYC faith community to step up and use our moral voice to fight for our children’s children. Since the UN Summit talks are in New York, the effort is high profile, and it comes at a time when more people than ever are attuned to the climate crisis and looking for a path forward.

From the Youth Organizers:

OUR DEMANDS

NO FOSSIL FUELS -- We demand an immediate end to fossil fuel extraction and consumption, and on the industry’s lobbying and intrusion into our media, democracy, and day-to-day lives.

JUST TRANSITION -- We demand the prioritization of frontline communities, workers, and those least responsible for the climate crisis. We demand globally equitable climate solutions in the transition to a 100% renewable economy.

HOLD POLLUTERS ACCOUNTABLE -- We demand accountability from fossil fuel executives, the Global North countries and institutions most responsible for causing the climate crisis. We demand the exclusion of big polluters from decision-making spaces. We demand they make reparations both by paying for climate damages and investing in a just transition to renewable energy.

We are asking the people from Faith Communities of NYC to register for this strike so that we are able to mobilize for future events. Become the face of change rooted in interconnectivity, compassion, and love for our planet. Together, we are #GreenFaithNYC.

For more information, go to: strikewithus.org

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