The diverse, vibrant and energetic community of women activists in the US and around the world are helping to lead the way on climate justice. This Sunday, you can march in solidarity with all women on the frontlines of climate disruption http://www.
Where are women and feminist activists assembling?
The ‘Women for Climate Justice’ contingent will be meeting at 68th Street and Central Park West at 10:30am. You must enter from 72nd street and Columbus Ave. and arrive between 9 – 10:30am to march with our group. There will be a large ‘Women for Climate Justice’ banner and march volunteers to guide you to our contingent.
Anyone arriving later than 10:30am may face access issues to the assembly area, which is why we encourage you to come early. Those who cannot be there early can join the march at the end, north of 86th street.
YOU! All women, men, girls, boys, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals marching for climate justice and gender equality. Feminists, Activists, Allies, Parents, Children, Family and Friends. And contingents from over 40 organizations, groups and alliances representing thousands of individuals and regions. Check out who’s marching here!
March: Need to Know Info
The People’s Climate March Organizers have developed an incredibly comprehensive MARCH FAQ which you arerecommended to read thoroughly to understand the plans for the day. Some key things to point out:
- To stay up to date about happenings the day of the march, please text the word “march” to 97779. After doing this, you will receive updates about the march.
- There will be port-a-potties in the assembly areas.
- If you are worried about marching the distance, you can gather at the corner of 44th and 6th Ave., arriving no later than 11:30am.
- The march is approximately 2 miles long,
- The march will begin at 11:30 am.
- March down Central Park West and go east on 59th Street
- Turn onto 6th Ave. and go south to 42nd Street
- Turn right onto 42nd Street and go west to 11th Ave
- Turn left on 11th Ave. and go south to 34th Street
- End Location: 11th Ave. in the streets between 34th Street and 38th Street
- The march is being led by frontline communities and indigenous groups from around the continent and the world, who are many of the first victims of climate change, and at 12:58, there will be a moment of silence to honor those on the front lines. When you see people start linking hands above their heads, that’s the sign the moment of silence is beginning.
- At 1:00pm the moment of silence will end with a great, big noise-sounding the climate alarm that has gone ignored for too long. You’ll know it’s time to ring that alarm and make as much noise as you can when you hear 32 marching bands blowing their horns and church bells ring from around the city (so bring your own noisemakers).
The end of the march will be a People’s Climate block party. This is a chance for everyone to walk around and visit with other themes- to connect, organize, and celebrate this historic moment.
What should I bring?
- Signs (no wooden sticks though, use cardboard instead)
- Your voices (chanting and singing involved)
How can I stay in touch/ spread the word on the women’s contingent?
- Join the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.
- Join the PCM women mailing list: https://groups.google.
- Share the assembly location image above
- View our downloadable resources / social media guide: https://climatewomen.
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Women’s Mobilizing Day, Saturday, September 20th
On Saturday, September 20th the WEDO offices will be hosting open office hours from 2-6pm to speak-out, share stories, create signs and convene prior to the march. We will have ‘Women for Climate Justice’ posters, stickers, temporary tattoos and materials for you to make your own signs. We are located at 355 Lexington Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, NY. You must RSVP if you plan on attending!
Why are you marching? Upload and share your story on why YOU will march on September 21st!
On Monday, after the People’s Climate March, #FloodWallStreet. Find out more here.