On Sunday September 21 at 3pm Pacific, thousands of Oregonians will rally at Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park and march in solidarity with the People’s Climate March occurring earlier that day in New York City with over 1500 events planned in over 130 countries around the globe.
Oregon event locations include Portland, Bend, Salem, Eugene and more. Speakers and marchers represent many walks of life: organized labor and social justice, communities of color, health care professionals, children and faith leaders from a multitude of congregations.
Expected to be the largest collective demonstration for climate action in history, the People’s Climate March takes place just two days before President Obama and world leaders gather for an emergency Climate Summit at the United Nations. Marchers and the over 1000 organizations involved in NYC are demanding leaders go beyond rhetoric and commit to bold action at the summit.
Oregon organizers, speakers and marchers are part of an ever-expanding Northwest, national and international movement calling for climate justice now, representing a diversity of backgrounds, geographies, religions, and organizations united in the shared belief that a better world is possible; a world safe from the dangers of runaway climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.
What: PDX People’s Climate March
When: Sunday, September 21 @ 3pm
Where: The Bowl @ Tom McCall Waterfront Park – SW Naito Parkway & SW Madison
To learn more, get involved and stay tuned: peoplesclimate.org/oregon/
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