Festival for Change: Climate, Jobs & Justice
Start: September 08, 2018•12:00 PM
End: September 08, 2018• 4:00 PM
Join the Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement for the Festival for Change: Climate, Jobs & Justice featuring art, performances, and opportunities to take action for climate justice. On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil fuel free world that works for all of us.
The Festival for Change: Climate, Jobs & Justice will be a space for celebration and community building as we gather together to build a more just and sustainable future in our city. A FREE event for all Baltimoreans at War Memorial Plaza with activities, games for kids & adults, live music, and DJ.
DJ SETS AND PERFORMANCES:
DJ SETS AND PERFORMANCES:
The Keenan System (host)
DJ Isabelle Genie
The Baltimore Twilighters
Be Civil Battles
Naomi & Malaika
Dew More Baltimore
HEAR FROM LOCAL CLIMATE JUSTICE & COMMUNITY LEADERS:Dr. Rev. Heber Brown, Black Church Food Security Network
Samuel Jordan, Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition
Nicholas Kophengnavong, Baltimore Beyond Plastic
Eric Williams, Nacho Bangers
Ellery Grimm, Zero Hour
Destiny Watford, United Workers
Chef Stew, Transition Kitchen
ACTION VILLAGE AND ART ACTIVITIES:GARDENING, COMPOST & LOCAL FOODS
Learn how to garden and compost in your community with Filbert Street Garden, Baltimore Compost Collective, Dayspring Garden, and Compost Cab.
Lean how to make cider with the Baltimore Orchard Project.
Visit Echotopia's Herb & Native Flower Seed station to help harvest aromatic herbs and native flowers. Take home some herbs with beneficial properties and seeds for immediate planting!
Join Navitas Solar for solar panel demonstrations.
Learn how to save energy and money with the Baltimore Energy Challenge
Learn how you can go solar without putting panels on your own roof with Neighborhood Sun.
Tour a Tiny Home with Civic Works
Learn how to prepare for extreme weather with the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management
Find out how you can gain control of vacant land in your community with the SHARE land trust network
Register to vote with Headcount
Take local action for climate justice with members of the Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement
Join the Fight for $15 Coalition to help create a collaborative art piece called "Why I Fight for $15" and write a letter to your elected officials.RESILIENCE STREET Explore a cardboard neighborhood and help build a sustainable and resilient model for our communities
CLIMATE JUSTICE CORNHOLE
Learn more about climate justice while playing this classic game with a climate spin!
Test your knowledge of what can and cannot be recycled in Baltimore City with this interactive game and learn more about reducing waste with Baltimore Beyond Plastic."TEETERING X TOTTERING (ON THE BRINK)"
Check out this kinetic sculpture by Laure Drogoul, made from wood, repurposed plastic bottles and water that invites the participants to level and stabilize themselves using the shared water in the sculpture as a balancing mechanism. Through movement the work creates a relationship between the participants and creates an experiential awareness of water as a shared resource."LET'S MEET AGAIN IN 2032 (UNLESS EITHER ONE OF USE ARE DEAD)"
Stop by Hugh Pocock's installation to receive an invitation to a picnic that will occur in 2032. At the picnic, people will discuss their lives and the events that have taken place since 2018. Many of these will be about the rapidly changing climate and what will have happened between then and now.
"WONDERS OF THE WIND"
Pose for a photo in front of a beautiful hand-painted backdrop about wind power by Alex Dukes, Di’amon Fisher, Grace Marshall, Naomi Wilkins, Stephanie Wallace, and Torianne Montes-Schiff.