Orlando People's Climate March

Start: April 29, 2017 1:00 PM

End: April 29, 2017 6:00 PM

Location:Rosemont Community Center4872 Rose Bay Drive, Orlando, FL 32808

Host Contact Info: andrea@organizeflorida.org

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Historically,  American society has failed to make connection between direct impact of environmental injustices, our climate crisis, and our economy.


The climate crisis is a symptom of a deeper problem: an ECONOMY based on extraction and exploitation of resources and people. This economy benefits a few at the expense of communities and the planet.

Climate action must be rooted in RACIAL, ECONOMIC and GENDER JUSTICE.

We will be marching with the Pine Hills community - a community that has experienced first-hand environmental racism:


  • Housing is a climate issue. Transportation is a climate issue. Energy, education, food, and jobs are climate issues. Every sector of our economy must transition to stop climate change, Pine Hills cannot be left behind.

  • Our communities are under attack by policies rooted in systems of oppression like RACISM. A bold, urgent, collective response is needed to combat these systems that are hurting womyn, children, and families.


On April 29th, we will:


Resist Together: Climate denial is not a privilege that our communities can afford. We resist an economy that exploits people and planet in the name of profit for the already powerful and wealthy few.


Build Together:

We will call out politicians who go after climate, communities and jobs, and put forward a better vision for strong economy that works for people and the planet.


Rise Together:

For Pine Hills this is more than a march!  This is the People’s Climate Mobilization, a deepening and a strengthening of our movement and our community.


We will send a message to our elected officials that the people of PINE HILLS matter!  That we deserve equal rights, freedom from discrimination and an economic system that will ensure that our communities will have collective ownership and sustainability that includes job readiness and living wages.


This March will ignite change by lifting up the voices of the Pine Hills community and those most impacted by climate change.  This is more than a march, this is a gathering of people of color who are at the front lines of environmental and climate injustices, and who are ready to lead to help make change for a better future.


GET INVOLVED! RSVP on Facebook — invite your friends.


EVENT LOGISTICS:

  • What: People’s Climate March

  • Date: April 29th

  • Event Times: 1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

    • March/Rally and Speakers from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm starting at North Lane Plaza at 5185 North Ln, Orlando, FL 32808

    • Community event from 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm at Rosemont Community Center, 4872 Rose Bay Drive. Orlando, Florida, 32808.

  • March route: We start at the North Lane Plaza at 5185 North Ln, Orlando, FL 32808 and we march down to Rosemont Community Center.

  • Parking: Parking at the Rosemont Community Center, 4872 Rose Bay Drive, Orlando, FL 32808. A shuttle to the march starting point will be provided.

EVENT PROGRAM :

  • MARCH, RALLY & SPEAKERS (2pm-3pm)

    • 1:00 pm- Parking at Rosemont Community Center, 4872 Rose Bay Dr, Orlando, FL 32808. A shuttle to the march starting point will be provided.

    • 2 pm- Speakers starts at the plaza

    • SPEAKERS: (2 pm)

      • Andre Robinson, Organize Florida Pine Hills Committee

      • Robert Williams, Organize Florida Racial Justice Committee

      • Tasnim Mellouli, Organize Florida Climate Justice Committee

      • Guerdy Remy, Organize Florida Reproductive Justice Committee

      • Jeannie Economos, Farmworker Association Florida

      • Clint Cuyler, Fight for 15

      • Elliana Dix, Central Florida Jobs with Justice

      • Rosa Flores, Student Power Network

    • 2:30 pm- March (We start at the North Lane Plaza at 5185 North Ln, Orlando, FL 32808 and we march down to Rosemont Community Center)

  • COMMUNITY CELEBRATION (3pm-6pm)

    • 3:30 pm -Circles of resistance

    • 4 pm- Lunch

    • 4:15 pm- Face Painting for Kids – By Margaux Janowicz

    • 4:30 pm- Live Painting - Artist: John Alamo

    • 4:35 pm- "Ritmologia" Afro-Cuban musical performance - Artists: Fabiana Silva and Edgar Rodriguez

    • 5:15 pm- “JiggleMan” Comedy Show for children – Artist: Banks Helfrich

    • 5:15 pm- Family Yoga: (40 minutes) Volunteer: Candace Martin with Young Yogi Program (Bring your own Yoga Matt)

    • 5:55 pm- Raffle Painting done by Artist John Alamo

    • 6 pm- Ends

OUR CURRENT PARTNERS:

  • Meadowbrook Middle School

  • SEIU – Fight for $15

  • Somos Orlando

  • Student Power Network

  • UCF Knights for Socialism

  • HOPE Community Center

  • Farmworkers Association Florida

  • Central Florida Jobs with Justice

  • Unite Here Central Florida

  • First Unitarian Church of Orlando

  • CAIR Florida

  • UCF Muslim Student Association

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

If you're interested in becoming a partner or volunteer please contact Andrea Romero at Andrea@organizeflorida.org.


In 2014, we said that it takes everyone to change everything. Now, with everything at stake, everyone has a part to play.


Our Core Principles

  • Prioritize leadership of front-line communities, communities of color, low-income communities, workers and others impacted by climate, economic and racial inequity.

  • Build a coordinated but decentralized structure that lifts up a common platform and message while being flexible enough to create more opportunities for connection to local issues, ownership and engagement in the movement.

  • Work in a way that helps to strengthen and build the capacity of the local organizing.

  • Develop opportunities for a range of organizations and social movements to work together, and to us our joint efforts to give greater visibility to our common struggle. This includes, but is not limited to, putting people into the streets as we demand policy changes and bold action