Thursday, September 18, 2014

People's Climate March Suffused With Art & Storytelling

People's Climate March Logo 

Going to NYC for the Largest Climate March in History? 
Check out the art & beauty throughout!

Full details at:

Telling the Story of Today's Climate Movement

Today's climate movement is different from the one of decades past, and the People's Climate March tells that new story. March organizers are trying something new and arranging the contingents of the march in a way that helps thread the movement's many messages together.

There are six themes, and you can see how they fit into the assembly area above - along with more specific meeting places for contingents complete with subway directions below that. If you're looking to march with a specific contingent, please show up early - and stay flexible, the march is going to be great wherever you are! More info here.
Climate Ribbon

A massive public art installation is planned, with ribbons containing short messages to grieve what we all stand to lose through climate change. A project of People's Climate Arts. Details here.

Add your voice to the climate ribbon online here.

Writers Respond to Climate Change 

Get ready for People's Climate March
@ the Old Stone House, Park Slope
Brooklyn Historic Monument
Sept 19 @ 6:45- 9:30 pm

American Book Award Winner, Daniela Gioseffi, Editor, re. climate crisis literature & alerts hosts Nancy Mercado, Premier Latina Poet of NY, & Pam Laskin, BigApple Poet/Teacher of CCNY reading works by themselves and Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Marge Piercy, Alicia Ostricker, Joe Bruchac of the Abenaki Nation, Linda Hogan of the Chickasaw Nation, Allen Ginsberg, Pablo Neruda, Ishmael Reed, etc. form the e-Anthology OPEN MIC Sign up at 6:45 pm. Time is limited. Bring your favorite 1-pg poem. Discussion with the audience afterwards. Fliers for THE PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH and Petitions for DIVEST NYCITY from FOSSIL FUELS! More here.

A Queer Response to Climate Change

Friday September 19, 2014 7:00 PM
NYC Metropolitan Community Church
446 W 36th Street, NYC
FREE! (donations welcomed but not required)

 Nancy Wilson, moderator of the Metropolitan Community Church, along with Peterson Toscano, a queer comic performance artist and off-beat Bible scholar, team up to offer a presentation that is guaranteed to expand your thinking, give you hope, and provide direction for you and your community in the face of big changes on our little planet. Discover what your role might be on our new earth and learn how LGBTQ folks and faith communities already have experiences and resources to draw on in the midst of our current and growing climate crisis. It's time for the ultimate makeover! A special performance by singer/song writer, Joe Stevens. Also, J Mase iii, "a Black/Trans/ Queer/ Rowdy-as-Hell Poet with a capital [P]" will take part in the event and share some original pieces. More here.

South Bronx Environmental Justice 
Waterfront Tour 
Meet at Brook Park Sept 20 @12 pm

South Bronx Unite, co-founded by one of the 38 civil society delegates selected to attend the UN Climate Summit, invites friends and allies of those on the frontlines of climate justice to join the South Bronx Environmental Justice Waterfront Tour. This dynamic tour will bring participants to the frontlines of climate change and environmental justice, less than five miles from UN headquarters. Following the tour, South Bronx residents will perform The Cantastoria of the South Bronx, a theatrical performance written and developed in collaboration with Papel Machete about the needs, issues and experiences of the South Bronx. More here.

September 20, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
156 Rivington Street, New York

ABC-No-Rio Hardcore/Punk Matinees during the Global Climate March weekend in NYC. Four bands, literature tables at the longest running DIY all-ages/volunteer-run punk/ hardcore venue in NYC. More here.

View all the affiliated events here.

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