Paddle & Drum with Pride: Burlington Rises for Climate, Jobs, Justice and Water!

Start: Saturday, September 08, 201812:30 PM

End: Saturday, September 08, 2018 6:00 PM

On September 8, rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil-free world that works for all of us.

The actions on that day are part of the run-up support for the Global Climate Action Summit being held in San Francisco September 12-14. Our intent is to show community support and unity for each other, our planet, and our future.

There will be three local events on September 8th, supported by the Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club, Wabunowin Dawn Society and 350 Vermont:

Main Event

5:00-6:00 pm Kayaktivists on Lake Champlain and a procession of walkers coming from the Pride Festival will circle up for ceremony and speakers at the Burlington Waterfront Park, near the Coast Guard Station.

   * 3:00 - Paddlers and Water Protectors gather at North Beach to paddle into the Burlington Harbor.

           > Sign up to be a Kayaktivist (experienced paddlers and watercrafters only, please)                                           at  All types of paddle-driven watercraft are welcome to join us!

    * 4:30 - Beverly Little Thunder leads a contingent from the Pride Festival (at Battery Park) to the                     waterfront for a Water Ceremony.

    * 5:00 - Guest speakers, drumming and pipe ceremony. We will raise awareness of the links between           local water quality and climate change, and the intertwining of social, economic, and environmental          justice. Come join us in the practice of Sacred Activism.

Solidarity Events

9:00 am in Montpelier - we join with Central Vermont Climate Action putting kayaks on the Statehouse lawn.

     * 7:30 am Kayaktivists assemble in Essex Junction to travel to Montpelier.

12:30 pm - join us to march in the Burlington Pride Festival with kayaks to spread our message of climate and social justice.

     * 11:30 am line-up for parade begins at Hood Plant parking lot at 187 South Winooski Ave, Burlington

1:00 - 4:00 pm - we table at the Pride Festival in support of this intersectional movement. We need everyone, everywhere! Stop by to learn more about 350 VT, Sierra Club, Wabunowin Dawn Society and the good work of climate advocates.