Saturday, September 21, 2019
12 noon – Meet at Milwaukee County Court House – Southside
1:00 pm – March and Rally
Milwaukee County Courthouse.
South side between 9th & 10th on Wells St.
March to State Bldg. & City Hall – 1 pm
Our warmer planet is already hurting millions of people. If we don’t act now to transition fairly and swiftly away from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy access for all, the injustice of the climate crisis will only get worse affecting the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, our ability to survive
As we deal with devastating climate breakdown and hurtle towards dangerous tipping points, young people are calling on millions of us across the planet to disrupt business as usual by joining the global climate strikes on September 20 and continuing actions the following week. This is just before the UN Emergency Climate Summit calling for increased climate action.
Already people in 150 countries are organizing for the global climate strikes
Please mobilize your organizations and their families to join us for this important Rally & March.
These Climate Strikes won’t solve the climate crisis alone.
What this moment can do is demonstrate that people are no longer willing to continue with business as usual. The urgency of the climate crisis requires a new approach and a just response centered on human rights, equity, and justice. Now it’s everyone’s turn to stand with young people and show world leaders the people power demanding climate justice. Keep carbon in the ground!
This event is organized locally by 350 MKE, along with other supporting organizations. It will emphasize the international student call for urgency of the climate crisis and acknowledge and support our state, county and city governments’ recent commitments to 100% renewable energy by 2050 in agreement with the Paris Accords along with the Milwaukee Joint City/County Task Force on Climate & Economic Equity.
Speakers: Representatives of the Youth Climate Action Team and Gaia Coalition, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, County Board Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde, Citizen Action, Sierra Club, MPS Climate Justice Committee, NAACP, WI Green Muslims, 350.org Milwaukee, and others.
At 1:00 pm, we will march from the County Court House down Wells St., past the State office Building, to City Hall and Red Arrow Park for Community Open Mic.