"DON'T SHOP. STRIKE!" - Westside Global Climate Strike on Black Friday
Start: Friday, November 29, 2019•12:00 PM
End: Friday, November 29, 2019• 3:00 PM
On Global Strike Day November 29th, join us for a large LA strike in Santa Monica! We will have a march through Downtown Santa Monica, live performances, and networking time. Join activists from Extinction Rebellion, Earth Guardians, Zero Hour, The Climate Reality Project, Sunrise Movement, Fridays For Future, Climate Action Santa Monica, Food and Water Action, Protect Playa Now, One Up Action, Youth vs Apocalypse, and others as we make our voices heard and fight for our futures! Speakers will include Alexandria Villaseñor, co-founder of US Youth Climate Strike and founder of Earth Uprising!
Our message: DIVEST VS INVEST
Divest: from fossil fuels, destroying nature and extractive consumerism.
Invest: In protecting nature, funding nature-based solutions and renewable energy, a just transition, and protecting Indigenous and frontline communities.
Friday, November 29th (Black Friday)
Location: Tongva Park, Downtown Santa Monica
1615 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm
WHO IS ORGANIZING THE STRIKE?
The strike is organized by multigenerational activists from all different organizations, ally businesses, and schools including Paul Revere Middle School, Santa Monica High, Pali High, Venice High, Loyola Marymount University and Santa Monica College. RSVP above and volunteer to take part in the planning!
MORE ABOUT THE STRIKES
With the devastating consequences of climate change becoming more clear with each passing day, a powerful wave of the climate action has been spreading across the globe. Young people around the world have been rising up to defend our future and going on strike. In the September Global Week For Future strikes alone, 7.6 million people worldwide took it to the streets.
But September was just the beginning. Acts of civil disobedience (like strikes) are one way that ordinary people can force those in power to listen. That's why we need to continue building power together.
Future strikes are already being planned for Earth Day (4/22/19) and Inauguration Day 2020. With each strike, we can become better organized, get more people engaged, and have greater impact.
WHY SHOULD WE STRIKE?
Communities across Los Angeles are already suffering from the devastating effects of climate change, from drought, to ravaging fires, to heatwaves. People across LA are forced to live next to oil and gas facilities that poison the air around them. The Westside must come together to build local power, stand up for frontline communities, and take action towards the issues affecting our community!
We demand a livable future, and REAL ACTION on climate from our elected officials. It is time for us to stand up and decide: what will we do when our community is under attack? Will we go on business as usual? Or will we rise up instead?
LOGISTICS: This is a Zero Waste event! Please be sure to bring your own reusable water bottle and do not bring any single use packaging!