Washtenaw Climate Strike Sept 20

Fri, Sep 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm


Day of schedule:

11AM walkout to Ingalls Mall
11AM-12PM Tabling + Performances
12PM Rally
12:45PM Workshop Block 1
1:30PM Workshop Block 2
2:15PM Closing Performance

On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis.

In the US, youth and adults, institutional and grassroots organizations, climate-focused and social justice groups, are coming together as a unified front to demand the change we need to save our future. The youth have been leading the way and demanding bolder action, and now it’s time for everyone else to back them up.

In Washtenaw County, high school teachers will walk out with their students, business owners will close their doors, professors from the University of Michigan will leave their lecture halls, faith leaders will join their congregations, unions will stand with their workers, and we will demand an end to business as usual.

The climate crisis is the largest threat of our time, and we’re counting on our collective power to demand immediate and decisive action. This is our opportunity to move beyond the traditional climate bubble and expand the table of who is involved in this movement. It is time to lift up the voices and stories of young people on the frontlines of this crisis and ensure we are creating an intergenerational and intersectional climate justice movement.

September 20 will be one of the largest climate mobilizations in US history. We, as a global society, are at a crossroads. We have a decision to make. Are we going to choose money or power or are we going to choose the future? This strike is an invitation to choose us. Choose the kids, choose humanity, choose the future.

Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.

To #StrikeWithUs, head to http://actonclimate.net

#ClimateStrike #WCClimateStrike

*more information regarding the event schedule and accessibility to come!*

Accessibility Info:

-We will have a certified ASL interpreter
-An accessible seating area will be in the middle front of the stage
-street medics will be available during the event with a medic tent
-a map will be provided with single stall bathrooms, ada accessible bathrooms


Ingalls Mall
915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104


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