Global Climate Strike to #UprootTheSystem

Start: Friday, October 22, 2021 9:45 AM

End: Friday, October 22, 202112:00 PM

Location:Union Station7 Columbus Circle Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

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This October 22nd, it’s time for another Global Climate Strike to continue the pressure on world leaders and demand concrete plans and actions to combat the climate crisis. This time, we are demanding that the US and global north take responsibility for the damage they are causing to the rest of the world and pay their climate debt to the places that are currently experiencing the worst effects of their greed and exploitation. We must ensure that climate plans and actions leave no one behind, especially the most marginalized peoples.  

On Friday, October 22nd, youth from DC, NYC, and surrounding areas will march and rally at the US Capitol building to demand urgent action from the US government to immediately address the climate crisis. We demand that President Biden declare a climate emergency and stop the Line 3 pipeline, and that the US Congress pass the comprehensive $3.5 trillion climate and welfare expansion bill with a Civilian Climate Corps through the budget reconciliation process in the Senate, and stop compromising with climate deniers.

  • 9:45 AM - gather outside Union Station at Columbus Circle for Fridays for Future Climate Strike
    * Please be mindful of the people living in the encampments at Columbus Circle, and do not gather near their tents. We are sharing this space with our unhoused neighbors and must be respectful of their home.

  • 10:00 AM - march from Columbus Circle to the Capitol Building

  • 11:00 AM - Rally at Union Square, on the grass in front of the Capitol building reflecting pool on the corner of 3rd St and Madison Dr

  • 12:30 PM - Lunch Break (pack a lunch so you can join us for a quick picnic)

  • 1:00 PM - go to the White House to join youth hunger strikers

  • 1:30 PM - Rally at the White House in support of hunger strikers
    * More info about the youth activists putting their bodies on the line for the future of our world from @HungerStr1ke.

All participants are asked to align with the COVID-19 Community Agreement.