A climate teach-in for everyone!
Sunday, September 27th, 2015
@ 1:30 – 6:30pm
Goddard Riverside Community Center
593 Columbus Avenue (@ W 88th St)
Part of 350.org‘s “Power Through Paris” Global Day of Action
Register on Eventbrite: http://climate-community.eventbrite.com
Free and open to the public. Donations welcome at the door. Refreshments served.
350NYC and partners invite you to a day of videos, workshops, speakers, and art action-planning, to cap off this important week when Pope Francis will be speaking to the U.S. Congress and the United Nations about climate, poverty and the future of the planet.
We come together to learn what we can do to get OFF fossil fuels and ON to clean renewable energy NOW!
Play your part in growing the Climate Movement. Join us to demonstrate your resolve to restore environmental sanity to the world in the lead up to the Global Climate Treaty Negotiations in Paris in December. Learn what you can do to make a difference.
1st Session @ 3:30pm – 4:15pm
Art is an Organizing Strategy: using art for impact the Oct. 14th and beyond – Presenters: Rachel Schragis and Crystal, People’s Climate Arts
The Road Through Paris: Action Planning – Presenters: Marilyn Vasta, 350NYC & PCMNY and Brigid Flaherty, ALIGN
Carbon Bombs – the Global Movement to Keep It in the Ground! – Presenter: Pat Almonrode, 350NYC and Secretary of the Broadway Democrats
Pipelines, Oil trains, Barges and Tankers – Local Threats and Activism – Presenter: Jeremy Cherson, Riverkeeper
A Beginners Guide to Climate Justice – Presenter: Alicia Grullon, Bronx Climate Justice
Climate Change: Focus on Food & Water – Presenters: Katherine Schwarz & and Diane Lane-Hymans, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Climate and Biodiversity: where do they meet? – Presenter: Nadav Gazit, Research & Production Assistant, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC), American Museum of Natural History.
2nd Session @ 4:15 – 5:00pm
Art is an Organizing Strategy: using art for impact the Oct. 14th and beyond – Presenters: Rachel Schragis and Crystal Clarity, People’s Climate Arts
Climate Education, Community Empowerment & Youth Leadership – Presenters: Jatnna Ramirez and Kazi Ateea, Global Kids
Interfaith Action on Climate – Presenters: Catherine Skopic, Rep to the UN for the Anglican Communities Office at the UN; Shut Down Indian Point Now and, Robert Kolodny, NY Buddhist Climate Action Network.
Sustainable Solutions & Community Action – Presenters: Dan Miner, Beyond Oil NYC & Lyna Hinkel, 350NYC
Fossil Fuel Divestment-Reinvestment – Presenters: Lisa Di Caprio, 350NYC & Sierra Club and Olivia Rich, NYU Divest
100% Renewables in NYC by 2030 – Presenters: Elizabeth (Betta) Broad, Program Manager, Energy & Climate, Catskill Mountain Keeper, and Donnel Baird, CEO BlocPower.org
Wind ON, Port Ambrose OFF – Now’s the time to choose renewables for New York. – Presenter: Patrick Robbins, Sane Energy Project
Co-sponsored by: Goddard Riverside Community Center, United for Action, Bronx Climate Justice North, Sane Energy Project, Bronx Climate Justice, Columbia Divest for Climate Justice, Food & Water Watch, Sierra Club
NYC RALLIES FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE – DIVEST THE VATICAN Thursday September 24th @4:30pm and 6:00pm
Come out on Sept. 24 (this Thursday!) to show support for Pope Francis’s message on climate justice – AND to remind him that divesting the Vatican from fossil fuels would show just how serious he is! Multifaith Prayer Service at 4:30; civil society rally at 6:00. Both events at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. Meet the 350NYC contingent at the NE corner of 47th St. and 2nd Ave., just before each start time. We’ll have signs and a banner. Please join us to be a visible presence at both events!
• “Light the Way” – a multifaith ceremony and prayer service to show support for the Pope’s call to heed both “the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor,” featuring song, prayer, ritual, and participants from many spiritual traditions. 4:30-5:30pm; Facebook link here.
• “Under One Sky” – a civil society rally to increase public awareness, garner media attention, and mobilize here and around the world to push for ambitious plans to fight poverty, inequality, and climate change. 6:00-7:45pm; Facebook link here.
These will be followed by an all-night multifaith prayer vigil at the nearby Church of Our Savior, Park Ave. at 38th Street, beginning at 8:00pm and culminating the next morning with a symbolic procession taking a Light to the UN for the Pope’s address to the General Assembly. Register here for the vigil (required).
350NYC participants will gather as a group on the NE corner of 2nd Ave. and 47th St., just before each of the events at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza – join us!
Also on Thursday, September 24th Pope Francis will give a historic address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress and visit St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. You can watch the live-stream of this event here.