Sunrise Bay Area Earth Week: A Green New Deal for Public Health

Start: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:00 PM

End: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:30 PM

Day 1 of Sunrise Bay Area's Earth Week! Day 1 will include a digital panel on the state of public health in the U.S. and the Bay Area. We’ll discuss the situation in our local hospitals, labor movements across the state, and how the Green New Deal can move us towards a more equitable and resilient public health system.

On April 22-24th, millions of people around the world will gather online for a three-day mobilization to stop the climate emergency. Wednesday April 22nd, 2020, is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We act to reclaim the power of that first Earth Day, when a record 20 million young people protested in the streets. Their effort led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. But it wasn’t enough.

Despite many accomplishments, the last fifty years have been marked by unprecedented levels of greenhouse gas emissions resulting in irreversible damage to the planet’s delicate climate and ecosystems. Time and time again, our governments and institutions have proven complicit in the interlocking crises of environmental degradation, poverty and inequality, militarism and imperialism, and the supplanting of democracy by a rising global fascism. For the values we hold dear, the livability of our home, and the sanctity of life, these next fifty years need to be radically different.

And now not only are we facing climate disaster, we are also in the midst of a global pandemic and an economic depression. Although we must stay at home to protect the lives of our fellow neighbors and frontline workers, we will not stop our demands for a livable future.

Join Sunrise Bay Area in this three-day livestream to demand nothing less than the fundamental change we need to survive: a People’s Bailout, a Green New Deal, and a Just Transition.

RSVP here for an invite to our local breakout stream where we will be discussing the public health emergency in the Bay Area, what a just transition and Green New Deal would mean for California, and how YOU can get involved in pressuring our elected officials to support our agenda.