#ShutDownDC Earth Day to May Day: How We're Going to Make It Happen

Start: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:00 PM

End: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:45 PM

April 22-May 1: Earth Day to May Day

Join us for an online introduction to #ShutDownDC's Earth Day to May Day plans, and learn how to plug in!


On April 22, 2020 when we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we will find ourselves just ten years from plunging irreversibly into a catastrophic climate crisis driven by fossil fuels that threatens our collective survival. Months ago, young people from all around the world put out a call for urgent direct action to confront the climate crisis. Today, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding ourselves in a much different world than the one we were living in when we first started preparing to answer that call, but it is clear that bold direct action is as essential as ever.

In the 10 days between Earth Day and May Day (International Workers Day) we are going to take bold direct action online AND in person (safely) to disrupt the interlocking systems that are threatening our collective survival and build a collaborative framework for a healthier, more just and sustainable world.

April 22-24 - Earth Day Live

Between April 22 and 24 young people are organizing online actions to strike, divest and vote for our future. From April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, to April 24, activists, performers, thought leaders, and artists will come together for an empowering, inspiring, and communal three day livestream mobilization. We will support and lift up these activities and while leaving space for youth to lead in this important moment.  

April 27-May 1 - #ShutDownDC

Throughout the week of April 27th we'll take bold direct action online AND in person to shut down business as usual and create space for a healthier and more sustainable world. Each day of the week will focus on a theme to highlight the ways that the climate crisis threatens our communities and lifts up our opportunities to build resilient alternatives.

  • April 27 - Environmental Justice Right Here Right Now

  • April 28 - Bail Out the People and #CancelRent

  • April 29 - Hold the Corporations Accountable

  • April 30 - Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground

  • May 1 - International Workers Day