Boston People's Climate Mobilization

Action Type

Where

Boston Common, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA, 02111

When

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
12:00am to 5:00am

Description

Schedule

11:30am-12:00pm

  • Music and gathering at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common

12:00-1:00pm

  • Rally for jobs, justice and bold action on climate on Boston Common (Facebook page)

1:00-4:00pm

  • Action tables, art-making, and music on Boston Common
  • Teach-ins on the connections between the climate fight and other struggles for justice at indoor spaces around the Common (Facebook page and sign-up form)

For questions about accessibility at these events, please contact Hannah Klein: hannah.jalsa@gmail.com

Other Marches to Support

On May 1, just two days later, immigrants, workers and supporters across the country, including in Boston, will be marching and striking for dignity and respect. Instead of hosting a separate march on April 29, we'll be asking the Boston climate movement to show up in force and take to the streets on May 1. Join us as we mobilize alongside our brothers and sisters in the immigrants' rights and labor movements. (Facebook page)

And for more on the connection between this event and the March for Science on April 22, see here.

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Who is organizing this?
A local coalition of labor unions, environmental justice groups, faith organizations, youth groups, and climate activism groups has been meeting over the last several months to both a) send hundreds of people from the Boston area to the People's Climate March in Washington, DC (buy your ticket here and/or donate to help others go! - and Massachusetts Sierra Club has several bus ticket options, too!) and b) plan a local PCM action here in Boston. We’re joining forces because we think this could be a transformative moment for the Massachusetts climate movement. We share a powerful vision: together, we want to build a forceful, justice-centered movement that lifts up the voices and leadership of those most affected by climate change. Our work together is grounded in the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing.

Boston PCM Organizing Table

Environmental Justice
Alternatives for Community & Environment
Chelsea GreenRoots
Youth
Alliance for Climate Education
Youth on Board / Boston Student Advisory Council
Labor
1199 SEIU
32BJ SEIU
509 SEIU
Boston Teachers Union
MA Nurses Association
Faith
Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action
MA Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action
Moral Revival Boston
Climate
350 Mass for a Better Future
Boston Climate Action Network
Boston EcoWomen
Consumers for Sensible Energy
Corporate Accountability International
Mass Energy Consumers Alliance
Mothers Out Front
Sierra Club Massachusetts
Toxics Action Center

Co-Sponsors
Environmental Justice
Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine
Grassroots International
Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts
Right to the City Alliance
United American Indians of New England
Labor
Eastern Service Workers Association
Fight for $15
Jobs with Justice
MA Interfaith Worker Justice
MA Teachers Association
Raise Up Massachusetts
United Food & Commercial Workers Union
Faith
Boston Catholic Climate Movement
Boston Workmen's Circle
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
First Parish UU Bedford
First Parish UU Wayland
Jewish Climate Action Network (JCAN)
Jewish Voice for Peace
MA Interfaith Power & Light
MA Conference United Church of Christ
Moishe Kavod House
Temple Beth Zion
Temple Bnai Brith Somerville
Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network
Climate+
Abbey Essene
Boston GreenFest
Boston Society of Architects
Cape Downwinders
Charles River Watershed Association
Clean Water Action
Climate Action Brookline
Divest BU
Draft Bernie for a People's Party
Elders Climate Action - MA Chapter
Environmental League of MA
Evolving Together
Greening Greenfield
Green Newton
MA Climate Action Network
MA Downwinders
Massachusetts Peace Action
New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance
No Fracked Gas in Mass
On Behalf of Planet Earth
Our Revolution Cambridge
Post-Landfill Action Network
Protect Our Winters (POW)
Soil4Climate
The Progressive Policy Path
U.S. Green Building Council, Massachusetts Chapter
West Roxbury Saves Energy
Women's International League for Peace & Freedom
Women Working for Oceans
Worcester Community Energy Action
Womens March Persisters
Green Business
Arrowstreet
AURAw
Concord Minuteman Solutions Group Inc.
Co-op Power
Progressive Asset Management
Resonant Energy 
Same Boat Consulting

Want to co-sponsor?
If your organization agrees with the goals and principles behind this event and would like to add your name as a co-sponsor, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/VGlzPmVO5q3wnVMf1

Want to Volunteer?
To help out with rally and teach-in activities, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/0bFePQBruBJ6wS5P2

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More about the national People's Climate Mobilization:

Donald Trump is a threat to the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families.

The new administration has attacked the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, and more.

We've fought back with a wave of protests larger than at almost any other point in history — let's make sure that we mark the 100th day of his presidency with another mass action that stands up for our communities.

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