CSB/SJU Climate Strike

Start: Friday, September 20, 2019 4:30 PM

Please RSVP to attend.



DESCRIPTION: The Global Climate Strike is an international movement to publicly call on world
leaders and, here in the US, elected officials to take the action needed to save our futures. On
September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will
strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the
climate crisis.
We welcome members of the CSB/SJU community to join young people around the world in this
global action for the climate crisis. Students and faculty are invited to: participate in small-group
discussions on urgent topics related to the climate crisis, wear green or yellow attire and
accessories in solidarity with the action, share perspectives and stories via an open-mic
platform, and join us in co-creating a vision of our community’s perceptions of the climate crisis
through visual art.
This strike is our opportunity to grow the climate movement in this country and to invite even
more people to join us. We have just over ten years to turn things around and our world needs
each of us to step up and take action to save our futures.
SJU – Quad 264
Round-table Discussions (10:00am – 1:00pm)
● Using the World Cafe Method, we invite participation in round-table discussions to
stimulate dialogue within the community, to better understand the facets of the crisis we
face. This is intended to be a space for learning and strengthening community ties to the
○ Session 1: Climate Justice (10-10:30am)
○ Session 2: Politics (10:40-11:10am)
○ Session 3: Impacts of the Climate Crisis (11:20-11:50am)
○ Session 4: Living Practices (Imaging the Future) (12-12:30pm)

CSB – Gorecki Fireside (3:30 - 5:30pm)
Community Quilt Squares (3:30 – 5:30pm)
● Art is essential in manifesting our movement’s vision. We invite all to come and decorate
a cloth square with their response to a question: Why is climate action important to you?
After the event, squares will be sewn together and displayed for our community to
observe and reflect on.

Songs of Healing (3:30 – 4:10pm)
● Orchestra students have volunteered to perform music to support an environment of
hope and healing for our brothers and sisters here and across the world that are
suffering pain, loss, and exploitation from the climate crisis.
Statement of solidarity from CSB President Mary Dana Hinton (4:15-4:20pm)
Climate Stories Open Mic (4:30 – 5:30pm)
● “To change everything, we need everyone.” A platform where we invite members of our
community to share their testimonies, actions, worries, and sources of hope related to
the climate crisis. Storytelling is a powerful way to personalize and reflect on our
connections to the movement.