In just 70 days, presidents and prime ministers from around the world will gather in New York City for a landmark U.N. summit on climate change. Communities across the country are mobilizing to make sure their voices are heard by converging in the streets of New York City on Sept. 21st at the largest climate march ever.
Plans for the People’s Climate March are already in full swing: last week, over 500 people came together from labor, faith, student, environmental justice, and community groups to talk about how to make the march historic. The room was alive with a sense of urgency: people from all walks of life in New York City are rolling up their sleeves to show just how big and diverse our movement has become.
But to make this the biggest climate march in history, the momentum can’t be confined to New York — which is why we’re organizing a tour up and down the East Coast to spread that energy. The purpose of these meetings is to meet local activists near you and create an organizing process that engages the east coast in the People’s Climate March and creates meaningful new coalitions and connections.
Below are the details for the tour stops so far:
July 22nd – Richmond, Virginia
Where: The Forum Room in the VCU Student Commons, Richmond, VA
When: July 22, 6-9 PM
July 23rd – Washington, DC
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Room A-5
When: July 23, 6-9 PM
July 26th and 27th – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Where: Taberancle United Church of Christ, 3700 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
When: July 26, 10-5, July 27, 1:30-5:30
Note: If you can only make one day, come on Sunday
July 29th – Hartford, Connecticut
Where: Trinfo Cafe near Trinity College Campus, 1300 Broad St, Hartford.
When: July 29, 5:30-8:30 PM
July 31st – Portland, ME
Where: Lee Auditorium @ Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford Street, Portland, ME.
When: July 31, 5:30-9 PM
August 2nd – Boston, MA
Where: The Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge, MA.
When: August 2, 5-9 PM
August 8-10 – Greensboro Bend, VT
The Make / Northeast Regional Climate Justice Gathering
Where: Wheelock Mountain Farm, Greensboro Bend, VT
When: August 8-10
We are also considering other stops. We’ll keep you updated on those locations!