Global Climate Strike: Wisconsin, Actions Statewide!

Global Climate Strike: Wisconsin

This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces, schools, and homes to join you climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.

Our house is one fire — let’s act like it. It’s now time to rebel.

Both adults and young people alike need to take to the streets on September 20 to demand climate justice.

Can’t strike? Protest in solidarity by disrupting the status quo and striking for 11 minutes on September 20 to symbolize our looming deadline.

Flagship Strikes:
Madison: https://www.facebook.com/events/444295093093779/
Milwaukee: https://www.facebook.com/events/693776687701388/
La Crosse: https://www.facebook.com/events/361147151227652/
Appleton: https://www.facebook.com/events/473243190128356/
Ashland: https://www.facebook.com/events/400269883939953/

See ycatwi.org/sep20 for other strikes & more info on 11 minute strikes!

Madison, September 20, 2019: Global Climate Strike – 4 Simultaneous Interfaith Gatherings

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Join us for one of the 4 simultaneous interfaith gatherings occurring near the Capitol, between 10:30 – 11:30 am.

*** And it would be wonderful if your congregation could join us for these events as well!

The 4 interfaith gatherings will be at:
Bethel Lutheran, 312 Wisconsin Ave.
Grace Episcopal, 116 W. Washington Ave.
First United Methodist, 203 Wisconsin Ave.
St. John’s Lutheran, 322 E. Washington Ave.

These gathering sites were chosen for their proximity to the Capitol, which will help us to assemble for the 12:00 noon – Concert for the Climate at the State St. corner. From there we will Parade to the Youth. The youth will be at MGE – asking for a commitment to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030.

We plan to have wheelchairs, volunteer wheelchair pushers, and shuttle vehicles available for those for whom this 0.6-mile walk would be hard or impossible. (If you know of a place from which we could borrow one or more wheelchairs, please call 608-630-3633 and let me know.

*** If your congregation is coming as a group, to help disperse our numbers somewhat equitably at the four gatherings, we ask that someone from your congregation call Claire at 608-334-5279. With her help, you and your group will know just where to show up.

Faith leaders who would like to represent their faith tradition at this important event can sign up by using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4FA5AF2BA5FB6-climate.

I’d also really enjoy getting a call from you, but that isn’t necessary.

Lastly, please share this event with all who may be called to support this historic turning point for humanity.

In Solidarity for justice, peace, and a sustainable future for our children,

Tim Cordon
608-630-3633

Madison, September 20, 2019: Concert for the Climate – part of the Global Climate Strike!

Concert for the Climate – part of the Global Climate Strike!

Join Us for the “Concert for the Climate” – 12 Noon – State St. Corner of the Capitol Square.
This is part of the Madison Area response to the youth-led call for a Global Climate Strike!
Eric De Los Santos on Marimba and Lexus Annette on Violin will share their beautiful music.
At about 12:30 pm, we will start the “Parade to the Youth” meeting them at the corner of Main St. and Blount St. at about 1:00 pm.
Wheelchairs and rides will be available for those form whom this 0.7 mile walk would be too hard. Youth will be leading activities and asking MG&E to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030.
At 3:00 pm we will return to the Capitol for youth led rallies and a free pizza party.
* The Madison Children’s Museum will also be leading family-friendly activities at the museum.

For more information about the Global Climate Strike, write to GlobalClimateStrikeMadison@gmail.com.

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Remember the Irish Blanket Protest & Hunger Strikes! U.S.-Britain Out Of Ireland!

Today in history: September 14, 1976 – The blanket protest begins when Irish Republican prisoner Kieran Nugent refuses to wear prison uniform, demanding that Irish revolutionary prisoners be recognized and treated as political prisoners as they had before, instead of being treated as non-political prisoners. The blanket protest was part of a five year protest by Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) and Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) prisoners held in Long Kesh prison in the north of Ireland. After the blanket protest came the ‘dirty protest’ and then the 1981 hunger strike in which 10 prisoners gave their lives. #IRA #Ireland #INLA #PrisonStrike

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