Philadelphia Day of Action for Climate, Jobs and Justice

Start: September 08, 201810:00 AM

No more stalling, no more delays: it’s time for a fast and just transition to 100% clean and renewable energy for all.

On September 8, people from across the Philadelphia area will join allies all over the world in taking action to protect a livable climate and build a just and sustainable society. Please join us for a special march and action, plus a town hall forum and training!

Itinerary

9:45AM — Meet at LOVE Park: 15th and Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

10:00AM — Opening Remarks

10:15AM — March Departs from LOVE Park and Proceeds through Suburban Station

11:00AM — First Unitarian Church Programming Begins: 2125 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA

What, When, and Where:

We will gather at LOVE Park (15th and Arch St) at 9:45AM for a welcome and introduction (10:00AM). Then we’ll march through SEPTA’s Suburban Station, (10:15AM PROMPT DEPARTURE).  In support of the Fossil Free SEPTA campaign, we’ll call for SEPTA to transition to renewable energy, challenge SEPTA’s construction of a polluting gas-fired power plant in the Nicetown community, and lift up a vision of expanded, improved public transit.

Our march will end at the First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut Street), where our Rise For Climate, Jobs and Justice teach-in and town hall will begin (11:00AM). For later attendees and those with mobility limitations, we recommend arriving at the Church directly for the 11:00AM program.

At 12:00PM, two optional break-out sessions will be offered: an educational teach-in about the growing movement for climate justice in Southeastern Pennsylvania (1:30PM end time), or a non-violent direct action training hosted by Earth Quaker Action Team (3:00PM end time).

Check back for updates about speakers and other information soon!

Questions, contact: Tom Shaw: tshaw@ofa.us.

About the Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice Mobilization

September 8th is the Saturday before the Global Climate Action Summit, a gathering of elected and private sector leaders to discuss and announce their commitments to address climate change. We know what those commitments need to achieve — a fast, fair, and just transition to 100% renewable energy.  

On this day, thousands of actions in cities and towns around the world are taking place to demand our elected leaders commit to fighting climate change by building a world that puts people and justice before profits.

Real climate leadership rises from the grassroots up. It means power in the hands of people and communities not corporations. It means economic opportunity for workers and justice and dignity for frontline communities that are the hardest hit by the impacts of the fossil fuel industry and a warming planet.

We will not go backwards! Let’s move forward to make our communities cleaner, healthier and safer for generations to come.

Event Co-Sponsors

350 Philadelphia

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Delaware Riverkeeper Network

EQAT (Earth Quaker Action Team

Food and Water Watch

Fossil Free Penn

Neighbors Against the Gas Plants

Organizing for Action

PA Interfaith Power & Light

Penn Environment

Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility

POWER

Sierra Club -- Southeastern Pennsylvania Group

Sunrise Movement Philadelphia

Trash Academy