New York — Upwards of 100,000 people are expected to join the People’s Climate March this Sunday, September 21 in what will be the largest demonstration for climate action in history. The People’s Climate March has been endorsed by over 1,200 organizations, including the nation’s largest environmental groups, labor unions, faith-based groups, and social justice groups including environmental and climate justice groups in New York City.
There will be a number of opportunities for media outlets in the lead up to the march as well as on the day of the march. The following is the media schedule for the People’s Climate March.
For more info on any of the events below, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete list of events of events before the march, please check this calendar.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
9:00-10:00am: Launch Event for The New Climate Economy Report
Location: United Nations
Info: The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate’s flagship project Better Climate, Better Growth: The New Climate Economy Report will have its global launch, with featured speaker: Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, and featured presentations by: Felipe Calderón, former President of Mexico and Chair of the Global Commission and Jeremy Oppenheim, Programme Director of the New Climate Economy project, and more. For more info: email@example.com
7:00-9:00pm: Global Ambassadors Symposium
Location: The Auditorium at Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, NYC
Info: Features “Climate Ambassadors”, who together have over a century of experience in fighting climate change in Turkey, Peru, Senegal, Poland, Argentina, India, Philippines, and the Pacific Islands. The ambassadors all have deeply compelling stories, strong presentation skills, and the ability to tailor message by issue, region, or global areas of interest. For full description, visit: http://milanoschool.org/climateaction
Thursday, September 18, 2014
9:00-11:00am: Interfaith Leaders Climate March Breakfast with Vice President Al Gore
Location: Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway at 121st in the Refectory Room.
Info: Speakers at this historic gathering of Black and Latino Clergy and Lay Leaders include: Vice President Al Gore; Pastor Michael Walrond of First Corinthian Baptist Church; Reverend Que English of New York City Clergy Roundtable; Imam W. Deen Mohammed of Mosque Cares; Pastor Robert Waterman of Antioch Baptist Church; Reverend Herbert Daughtry of House of Lord Churches; Dr. Gabriel Salgeuro of National Latino Evangelical Coalition; and Dr. Reverend Raymond Rivera, Latino Pastoral Action Center.
10:30-11:30am: Release of Environment America’s “America’s Dirtiest Power Plants” Press Event
Location: Ralph Bunche Park, 2 E 42 St, New York, NY
Info: Environment America is releasing a new report, “America’s Dirtiest Power Plants,” highlighting that power plants are the largest source of global warming pollution in the United States, responsible for 41 percent of the nation’s production of carbon dioxide pollution, the leading greenhouse gas driving global warming. The press conference will feature speakers from Environment America, Environment New York, 350.org, and more.
6:00-8:00pm: Naomi Klein Book Launch
Location: New School, 21 W 11th St, New York, NY
Info: Journalist and bestselling author Naomi Klein will present her first book in seven years, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, with a speech followed by a discussion with activists at the forefront of social justice struggles. Klein has been a leading voice of the People’s Climate March and the growing climate movement.
6:00-8:00pm: Jobs, Climate Change & System Change Panel
Location: SEIU Local 1199, 7th Floor, New York, NY, United States
Info: An International Forum on the Occasion of the People’s Climate March. Speakers include:Absjorn Wahl, Norwegian Union of Municipal & General Employees; Efleda Bautista, Alliance of Concerned Teachers, Philippines; John Lyons, Chairman, Amalgamated Transit Workers NY; Tomas Garduno, Political Director, “Climate Works for All,” ALIGN; Moderated by Ed Ott, Left Labor Project. For more information, visit: www.rosalux-nyc.org.
Friday, September 19, 2014
6:30-8:00pm: Climate Voices at ABC Home:
Location: 888 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Info: ABC Home Hosts Vandana Shiva, Elizabeth Yeampierre, Bill McKibben, Paul Hawken and other leading climate voices for an evening of art, activism, and inspiration. *Invite Only*
7:00-9:00pm — Converge for Climate Opening Plenary
Location: Saint Peter’s Church, Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, United States
Info: Converge for Climate is a two day summit that will explore the root causes behind the climate crisis and strengthen movements for a world where people, peace and planet come first. Speakers at the opening plenary include: Oscar Olivera, Bolivian water rights activist; Josua Mata, Philippine trade unionist leader; Erica Violet Lee, Idle No More; Immortal Technique, Revolutionary hip-hop legend; Anne Petermann, Global Justice Ecology Project; and Nastaran Mohit, New York State Nurses Association. For complete schedule, visit: http://convergeforclimate.org
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:30am-5:00pm: People’s Climate March Youth Convergence
Location: MLK Junior Educational Campus, 122 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023
Info: Thousands of students and young people will come together before the People’s Climate March to share strategies, attend workshops, build the fossil fuel divestment movement, and prepare for the big march.
7:00-8:00pm — A Global Climate Treaty, Why the U.S. Must Lead, 350NYC Panel
Location: New York Society for Ethical Culture 2 West 64th Street)
Info: This forum will focus on why we need an international treaty and why we must demand our government assume a leading role in these negotiations. Speakers will include Bill McKibben, Mary Robinson, Lester Brown, NYC Council Members Helen Rosenthal (District 6) and Donovan Richards (District 31), Ambassador Marlene Moses, Cecil Corbin-Mark, Sean Sweeney, Donald Brown, and Annie Willis.
RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/350-org-New-York/events/192998462/
September 21 People’s Climate March Schedule
*Schedule subject to change, updated version of this advisory will be released on Friday, September 19.
8:30-9:30am: People’s Climate March Press Breakfast (Space Limited/RSVP Needed)
Location: Provided upon RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, space limited.
Info: Roughly 50 spokespeople, including Indigenous, labor, political, environmental and faith leaders, will be available for interviews.
10:00-10:30am: People’s Climate March Press Conference
Location: On Central Park West between Columbus Circle and 60th Street
Info: The official press conference for the People’s Climate March will bring together speakers from diverse walks of life, united behind the goal of pressuring global leaders to act in reversing climate change. Media outlets will not need credentials or confirmation to attend this event, and there will be ample opportunities for photo and video. March organizers will provide a riser and A/V connections for TV cameras.
11:30am: People’s Climate March Begins
Location: People’s Climate March Route (http://2014.peoplesclimate.org/logistics/)
Info: More than 100,000 attendees, including leaders from the labor movement, faith-based organizations, and marchers from across the globe, will begin walking the People’s Climate March Route, available at (http://2014.peoplesclimate.org/logistics/). Media outlets are welcome to set up at any point along the Route, without need for press credentials or confirmation.
1:00pm — Sounding the Climate Alarm
Location: Throughout the entire march
Info: After a moment of silence, the entire march will ring out with trumpets, bells, drums, whistles as tens of thousands of people sound an alarm for climate action. With more than 32 marching bands confirmed for the march, this will be an exciting, dynamic and loud show for TV and radio.
2:30pm-5:30pm — March End
Location: 11th Ave. in the streets between 34th Street and 38th Street
Info: The march will end with a block party. At the center of the close will be a massive tree installation created by Brooklyn-based artist Swoon. See more details here: http://theclimateribbon.org/