DETAILS FROM PEOPLES CLIMATE MOVEMENT NY:
Wednesday, October 14: Take the Streets of NYC for Climate Justice
In just two days, more than 180 actions will take place across the U.S. as part of the National Day of Action organized by the People’s Climate Movement. Last year’s historic People’s Climate March showed the depth of concern about the climate crisis as it lifted the voices, struggles and leadership of frontline communities, labor unions, immigrants, students, and faith communities. This year we will show the breadth of our movement in this day of decentralized actions in every corner of the country.
There are several actions in Manhattan:
1. MID-TOWN, MID-DAY ACTION
Stop The Extraction: Tell Chase Back to Stop Destroying our Communities and the Climate
assemble at 11:30 am at St. Bart’s Church, 325 Park Ave. at 50th Street
march 2 blocks to Chase Headquarters
For far too long, Chase Bank has bankrolled climate change:
➜ #2 U.S. bank with the highest revenue from oil and gas investments
➜ #4 U.S. bank with the highest revenue from coal investmentsFor far too long, Chase’s predatory practices have been at the expense of vulnerable communities:
➜ owns more than 1 million shares in private prison corporations
➜ was a major player in the home foreclosure crisis
➜ made the largest donation in history to the NYC Police Foundation – $4.6 million in 2011It’s time to tell Chase: divest from fossil fuels and invest in our communities!!
2. UPTOWN, EARLY EVENING ACTION
Climate and Community Gathering: How Our Communities Are Finding Solutions to the Climate Crisis
5 pm at the Harlem State Office Building at 163 West 125th Street
Assemble at 4:30 pm at the corner of 115th and 5th Ave. (Taft Houses) to march to the Harlem State Office Building
Program will include speakers addressing the ways front line communities are hardest hit by the climate crisis and how solutions are being developed within our communities.
Join us as we call for divestment from fossil fuels and prisons, and investment in clean energy, housing and good jobs!!
3. DOWNTOWN, EARLY EVENING ACTION
6:30-7pm at Federal Hall, 26 Wall Street
We will join in the National Day of Climate Action called by the Peoples Climate Movement
As people of color and allies, we locate racial justice at the center of the climate movement. As meditators, we practice together, bearing witness and radiating freedom.
~ Because we know that it is people of color who have been most violently impacted by climate change…
~ Because we know that the forced labor of enslaved people fueled the industrialization that has brutalized the earth…
~ Because we know that Wall Street, the economic heart of the world’s most polluting nation, began as a slave market…
We believe climate justice+racial justice+economic justice are inseparably intertwined.
Please bring signs if you can (we will have a big banner too!) Dress warmly, and bring something to sit on, if you like.