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For its third consecutive year, The Peoples Climate March will gather thousands in Washington D.C. to advocate for the environment.
The march will take place on Saturday, starting at the Capitol, passing by Pennsylvania Avenue and then surrounding the White House grounds. There will also be a gathering and concert at the Washington Monument after the march.
— Peoples Climate (@Peoples_Climate) April 17, 2017
“After 100 days of this administration, it’s our time to show our resilience, to show that we’re still here, that we’re only getting stronger, that we’re multiplying and that we’re never giving up on justice, or on the people,” Angela Adrar, executive director of the Climate Justice Alliance, said in a statement. “The Peoples Climate March is about building and deepening connections and linking the intersectionality we need in this moment.”
The march’s objectives, according to the organization’s website, include advancing solutions to the climate crisis rooted in racial, social, and economic justice and commitment to protecting front-line communities and workers; protecting the rights to clean air, water, land, healthy communities, and a world of peace; and stopping attacks on immigrants, communities of color, indigenous and tribal people, lands, and workers.
— Peoples Climate (@Peoples_Climate) April 21, 2017
Aside from the march, several events will take place during the week surrounding the theme “From Truth to Justice.”
The week of events started with Sunday’s March fr Science, and will end with the Beyond the Movement National Day of action.
Below find a more detailed schedule of the week’s events:
Climate & Culture: Art Meets Action
100% Clean Energy Bill Launch with Senators Sanders and Merkley
People’s Action Direct Action at White House
City Hall Lobby Day
It Takes Roots Direct Action
Indigenous Led Water Ceremony
DC Premiere of Third Industrial Revolution
Defenders of Democracy Art Build
Reception for Labor Event
Art Build at Patagonia
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