Climate Defiance Launch Fundraiser - with Bill McKibben
Start:Wednesday, March 22, 2023• 6:00 PM
End: Wednesday, March 22, 2023• 8:00 PM
Location: ADDRESS PROVIDED UPON RSVP•Metro-accessible location, Washington, DC 20017 US
Launch fundraiser with Bill McKibben
Join Climate Defiance for our launch party fundraiser with keynote speaker Bill McKibben.
About Bill McKibben:
Widely recognized as one of the world's preeminent climate activists, Bill McKibben is a founder of 350 and Third Act. McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College, and the author of over a dozen books including Eaarth and The End of Nature.
About Climate Defiance:
We are a brand-new, youth-led, grassroots organizing collective focused on using peaceful, nonviolent direct action to resist fossil fuels. Our first demand is that President Biden end all fossil fuel leasing on federal lands. We will not shy away from confrontation and disruption. Our world is in a state of emergency and we plan to act accordingly. This April, we will sit-in at the White House Correspondents Dinner - those of us who are able will engage in a bold act of nonviolent, civil disobedience there.
—End fossil fuel extraction on federal lands and waters.
—End sacrifice zones and usher in a just transition for those most impacted.
—Stand in solidarity with our sister-struggles for racial and economic justice.
—Deploy mass turnout, disruptive direct action to compel politicians to act with the urgency this moment deserves.
—Elevate climate change to a top-three political issue in American politics.
—Make support for any fossil fuels as unacceptable on the left as opposing abortion or gay marriage.
—Change the terms of the debate. Move the Overton Window.
—Make clear to left-wing lawmakers that the youth vote will only deliver for them if they deliver for us.