On April 29th, a coalition of organizations will be converging on Washington, DC for the Peoples Climate March!
Community2Community, Bellingham NoDAPL Coalition, Bellingham Racial Justice Coalition and 350Bellingham are co-hosting a sister March from Marine to Maritime in Bellingham on April 29th!
The Peoples Climate March will highlight the many local struggles and efforts that are currently on their way. We know that there needs to be a holistic approach to climate justice, an approach where the most impacted communities are represented and whose voices and faces are Front and Centered. We want a system change, not climate change. We want community-based solutions that are good for our workers and our environment.
It is also important that together we envision the world we want to live in. A just transition is needed. We know we can't get there without a dialogue and collective action.
As we witnessed in Standing Rock, now in a time when the protectors of Mother Earth are under attack, we need to resist against bad corporations and policies that infringe on Treaties and sovereignty of tribes. At the same time, we know climate change is already causing mass migration. While many immigrants and refugees flee their homelands to seek safety in the U.S., what they find here is the exploitation of their labor and criminalization of their very presence. This must end!
At Noon, we will gather at Marine Park for a welcoming of the Lummi Youth Canoe Family and have a rally. Then we will follow the local Bellingham #NODAPL Coalition and other local Indigenous leaders, including farm workers, and march to Maritime Heritage Park while reflecting on protecting the Salish Sea and the future we can create together. At Maritime Heritage Park, there will be information tables with various ways to take action in 2017.
We will march for our families. We will march for clean air and clean water. We will march for climate justice, a just transition to clean energy, food sovereignty, tribal rights and workers’ rights. We will march for our communities and the people we love.
In 2014, 350.org said that it takes everyone to change everything. Now, with everything at stake, everyone has a part to play. It is important that we send a strong message that climate chaos is very real, and is important to all of us.
Thank you for joining us as we build a stronger community around climate justice, together!
Community2Community, Bellingham NoDAPL Coalition, Bellingham Racial Justice Coalition, and 350 Bellingham
More march route details and accesibility information to come.
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