There is so much to be grateful for this weekend.
In the lead up to #PeoplesClimate March on 9/21, The Yes Men and a bevy of other organizers are participating in a day of teach-ins and workshops.
Vandana Shiva will be marching in the PCM with the Organic Consumers Association.
On 9/22, thousands of people will gather at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan to confront the root cause of the climate crisis – an economic system based on exploiting frontline communities, workers and natural resources.
Saturday, September 20th 10:45a-12:15p –
The Yes Men are hosting a Yes Lab Workshop: Creative Direct Action for Climate Justice
NYC Climate Convergence
16 Beaver, 4th Floor FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Formed by The Yes Men, the Yes Lab helps activists and organizations carry out media-getting direct actions. In this workshop, we will share some juicy nuggets of how we develop effective, fun and meaningful actions that you can use for raising climate awareness. We’ll also preview our brand new tool, the Action Switchboard, which is a human moderated online platform that will be released next month. It will allow you to initiate and join direct political actions, connect with supportive NGOs, receive training and resources to help put important issues into the spotlight, and share stories of your actions.
Monday, September 22nd
9am Gather @ Battery Park
On Monday, September 22nd at 9:00 am, thousands of people will gather at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan to confront the root cause of the climate crisis – an economic system based on exploiting frontline communities, workers and natural resources. On the heels of the largest-ever march on climate change, we have an opportunity to transform the economic system driving this crisis.
Wearing blue to represent the sea that surrounds us, we rise to the steps of the NY Stock Exchange at 12:00 pm, flooding the area with our bodies in a massive sit-in – a collective act of nonviolent civil disobedience – to confront the system that both causes and profits from the crisis that is threatening humanity.
There is no time to waste – Wall Street must be transformed. Through the power of people taking collective action we will build an economy based on justice and sustainability and stop the climate crisis.
Full call to action and information here: http://floodwallstreet.net
9 AM – Gather @ Battery Park – Breakfast and Music from Rude Mechanical Orchestra
9:30 AM – Speakers – including frontline community leaders of the Climate Justice Alliance, Naomi Klein, Rebecca Solnit and Chris Hedges
11 AM — Nonviolent Direct Action Training & March
12 PM — Flood Wall St. and mass Sit-in
Sign up for updates and more information:
Join the Facebook event: facebook.com/floodwallstreet