Imagine 5,000 Indigenous people at the front a march that will receive global media coverage.
On Saturday, September 8th thousands of people will be coming to San Francisco for the largest march for climate: RISE for Climate, Jobs & Justice. The Indigenous Bloc will lead the march with California Indians at the front. We are inviting INDIGENOUS PEOPLE (ONLY PLEASE) of the Americas to march with us. It is important for you to RSVP if you are joining us: https://ca.riseforclimate.org/homepage/
This event will take place prior to the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), September 12th to 14th 2018. Thousands of people will be attending the Summit including elected leaders from around the world, United Nations officials, climate negotiators and those profiting from climate disruption. With California fires, droughts, heat waves and constant environmental attacks on our Tribal/Traditional lands, there is not a moment to wait.
At the end of the march there will be 50 street murals being painted to create powerful images with messaging directed at those attending GCAS. The murals will be circular, 40' in diameter. If your group or Nation is interested in "adopting" one of these murals contact the art coordinator by August 10th: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are actions being organized all week before and during GCAS. Check back for updates on Indigenous actions! The It Takes Roots Coalition is sponsoring many exciting events. More info here: www.ittakesroots.org
This is our opportunity to lift up the voices of our people and join with others to pressure elected officials and leaders to act on real solutions to climate disruption for the SAFE, CLEAN, RENEWABLE FUTURE that we are all working toward for the next 7 Generations. RISE is being organized by the People’ s Climate Movement (PCM) coalition which organized the largest climate march in the United States in 2014 in New York City having over 500,000 participants and over 100,000 in Washington, D.C. in 2017. This is the first march that PCM will organize on the West Coast. Our goal is to reach 5,000 California Indian RSVPs for the march and activities by August 8th. We want to make sure that your Nation is represented and hope that you and other members of your Tribe can join us on September 8th, starting with an Indigenous Sunrise Ceremony on the waterfront prior to the march.