International Day of Peace and Climate Justice Action Forest Grove
Start: Friday, September 20, 2019•11:30 AM
End: Friday, September 20, 2019• 3:00 PM
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Forest Grove is going to host a Climate Strike event on September 20 in support of all of the international youth climate activists striking on "Fridays for the Future." We are organizing with 350.org Washington County to Strike for Climate Action, in partnership with youth activists worldwide. We will join together community activists and students from Pacific University in a multi-stage action on campus and in downtown Forest Grove.
The climate crisis is all around us: intensifying storms, hurricanes, heatwaves and wildfires, slow-burning disasters like drought and famine, and so much more. And the costs are paid for in the lives and livelihoods of those least responsible for causing the problem. September 20, 2019, the two year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, kicks-off a week of action like never before with people everywhere coming together to demand trans-formative action at a scale consistent with the climate crisis.
Event location: Pacific University: South lawn of library building
11:30am – Noon - Pacific University International Day of Peace Event
Peace pledge banner signing. The Forest Grove Community is invited to participate.
Noon - 1 - Pacific Students and FG Community Joint Climate/Climate Justice event
Students and community members are invited to offer remarks and personal stories until about 1pm-ish, possibilities for music and drama to be incorporated are still being jointly explored
1pm - Begin joint students and community members march around Forest Grove and all participants may stay with that activity in community as long as they like.
AM and PM drive time – Community invited to show up with signs if/as they wish