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Join the Boston Climate Strike! Help Declare a Climate Emergency!

When: Friday, September 20, 2019, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Boston City Hall Plaza • march to state house • Boston

On September 20th, 2019, millions of people will strike around the world to demand action on the climate crisis. Join thousands in Boston at City Hall Plaza as we kick off a week of climate actions! This event is youth led and community supported.

#StrikeWithUs #StrikeWithUsBoston #ClimateStrike #ClimateStrikeMA

The Boston Climate Strike, on Friday Sept 20th, is part of a worldwide, youth led initiative growing out of the Fridays for a Future school strikes calling for a global week of action on Climate Sept 20-27. These actions are timed to coincide with the U.N. Climate Action Summit starting on Sept 23, to push global leaders to take the climate emergency seriously. The young people leading this effort locally have called on all of us to assemble at City Hall Plaza at 10AM, with a schedule as below. 

Timeline for Boston Climate Strike
Friday, September 20, 2019 

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Community Events at City Hall Plaza
art activities, partner organization tabling, sign making, community mural
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM:  Main Rally at City Hall Plaza
speakers, dances/songs/bands, slam poetry!
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM : March to Massachusetts Statehouse
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Action at Massachusetts Statehouse

As another global School Strike unfolds today in 118 countries, I’m struck by the power of youth and wondering how we can join together as a multi-generational and multiracial movement beyond this moment.  

I am forwarding you this call to action published today by Greta Thunberg, Isra Hirsi, Alexandria Villaseñor, and dozens of young climate organizers from across the world. Over a million students are out of school again today to highlight the climate emergency we face, calling on allies of all ages to join in on the action.

The school climate strikes have made waves across the world. Last year in Sweden, Greta Thunberg sounded the alarm on the need for bold climate action. Shortly after she was joined by youth around the world demanding that we wake up and address the climate crisis.

350.org is joining that call for action with plans to connect the struggle for climate to the impacts on our communities, and our very lives. Now is the time to show up in solidarity as members of our communities of every age in the movement fighting for our collective survival.

In that spirit, we invite you to join us.

Pledge to participate in the next wave of global Climate Walkouts and a week of actions starting on Friday 20 September. We will send you information on how you can get involved wherever you live.

With solidarity,

Tamara on behalf of 350.org

 


Today, we are out on the streets again, in huge numbers, in 128 countries, at over 1700 events, demanding that governments immediately provide a safe pathway to stay below 1.5 degrees of warming. We spent weeks and months preparing this day. We spent uncountable hours organizing and mobilizing when we could have just hung out with our friends or studied for school.

We, children and students, don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change, fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit. Politicians have known about climate change for decades. They have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence.

We have learned that if we don’t start acting for our future, nobody else will make the first move. We are the ones we've been waiting for.

Once again our voices are being heard on the streets, but it is not just up to us.

We feel a lot of adults haven’t quite understood that we young people won’t be able to hold off the climate crisis ourselves. Sorry if this is inconvenient for you. But this is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job. We young people can contribute to a larger fight and that can make a huge difference.

So this is our invitation to you. Starting on Friday 20 September we will kick start a week of climate action with worldwide strikes for the climate.  We're asking you to step up alongside us.  There are many different plans underway in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our climate. Let's all join together;  with our neighbours, co-workers, friends, family and go out on to the streets to make our voices heard and make this a turning point in our history.

This is about crossing lines - it's about rebelling wherever one can rebel. It’s not about saying “Yeah, what the kids do is great, if I was young I would have totally joined in.“ Everyone can and must actually help.

This moment has to happen. Last year’s UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s special report on global warming was clear about the unprecedented dangers of going beyond 1.5C of global warming. Emissions must drop rapidly – so that by the time we will be in our mid- and late-20s we are living in a completely transformed world.

But to change everything, we need everyone. It is time for all of us to unleash mass resistance – we have shown that collective action works. We need to escalate pressure to make sure that change happens, and we must escalate together.

So this is our chance - join us for the climate strikes this September. People have risen up before to demand action and make change,  if we do so in massive numbers we have a chance. If we care we must do more than say we do. We must act.

This won't be the last day we need to take to the streets, but it will be a new beginning. We’re counting on you.

Signed,

Greta Thunberg (Sweden)
Kyra Gantois (Belgium)
Luisa Neubauer (Germany)
Eslem Demirel (Switzerland)
Vanessa Nakate (Uganda)
Noga Levy-Rappoport (UK)
Isra Hirsi (USA)
Zhang Tingwei (Taiwan)
Angela Valenzuela (Chile)
Martial Breton (France)
Nurul Fitrah Marican (Malaysia)
Asees Kandhari (India)
Jessica Dewhurst (South Africa)
Alexandria Villaseñor (USA)
Jonas Kampus (Switzerland)
George Bond (UK)
Lena Bühler (Switzerland)
Kallan Benson (USA)
Linus Dolder (Switzerland)
Beth Irving (UK)
Zel Whiting (Australia)
Marenthe Middelhoff (Netherlands)
Lubna Wasim (India)
Radhika Castle (India)
Parvez Patel (India)
Wu Chun-Hei (Taiwan)
Anjali Pant (India)
Tristan Vanoni (France)
Luca Salis (Germany)
Brian Wallang (India)
Anisha George (India)
Hiroto Inoue (Japan)
Haven Coleman (USA)
Maddy Fernands (USA)
Bhavreen Malhotra Kandhari (India)
Feliquan Charlemagne (USA)
Salomée Levy (USA)
Karla Stephan (USA)
Anya Sastry (USA)
Claudio Ramirez Betancourt (Chile)
Vicente Gamboa Soto (Chile)
Julia Weder (Canada)
Lilly Platt (Netherlands)
Balder Claassen (Netherlands)
Kassel Hingee (Japan)
Maria Astefanoae (Japan)
Pavol Mulinka (Slovakia)

 

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