People's Climate March: NYCHA Takes Action!
Start: Saturday, April 29, 2017•10:00 AM
End: Saturday, April 29, 2017• 2:00 PM
Donald Trump is a threat to the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families.
The new administration has attacked the hard-won protections of our climate, food systems, health, and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, and more.On April 29, hundred-of-thousands of Americans will march on DC to advocate for climate justice. The Queens Action Council (QuAC) will bring the spirit of the march to our backyard so that the people who are disproportionately impacted by environmental injustice can advocate locally.
QuAC is teaming up with community leaders and nearly 20 different climate and food justice based organizations for a Northwest Queens "NYCHA" crawl. We will walk from the community center at NYCHA Woodside (10 AM), to Astoria HANAC (11:15 AM arrival), to Ravenswood Community Center (12:15 PM arrival), and finally to Queensbridge/Jacob Riis Settlement Center (1:15 PM arrival). There will be a range of resources and activities to equip locals with the tools to become stronger ambassadors for climate and food justice in their community, including composting tips, EPA advocacy tools, Keystone (Standing Rock) advocacy resources, food storage tips, local food guides, farmers' market info, waterfront kayaking workshop sign ups, and petition signings for powerplants to stop using the toxic oils that continue to pollute Northwest Queens and beyond.
Confimred groups include:
The Big ReUse
Food and Water Watch
Email QuAC at Queensactioncouncil@gmail.com or 646-412-0722. Attend Queens Action Council (QuAC) General Interest Meeting if you'd like to help promote the event or have any further suggestions to make the NYCHA crawl match the urgency!