Oct 14-15: Great Climate March in Pittsburgh

A Pittsburgh Welcome for The Great March for Climate Action”  

Tuesday, October 14 - We will meet the Marchers for a Rally and Press Conference at 12:30am at the Allegheny Commons West Park, across from the Allegheny Unitarian Church, 416 W North Ave, North Side.  Prior to the 12:30 pm rally, the marchers will meet with clean air activists in Ben Avon at a point overlooking the Shenango coke works.  For details contact: Ted Popovich at temopo@gmail.com.

Tuesday evening, some marchers will be at Green Drinks Pittsburgh (at The Porch at Schenley, 5-8 p.m.) while others will attend a deliberative discussion on community resilience at Carnegie Mellon University (University Center/Rangos 2&3, 6-8:30).

Wednesday, October 15 -- a Community Welcoming Potluck at 1st Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Avenue, Oakland.   We will hear from the marchers, listen to some great music by Ann Feeney and Tom Hoffman, and address what we are doing and can do in Pittsburgh to address climate justice!
6 pm at the First Unitarian Church (605 Morewood Avenue, Oakland, Pittsburgh PA 15213).  Please RSVP ON LINE call Wanda at 412-661-1529, or contact  environment@thomasmertoncenter.org .

Thursday, October 16 -- Another potluck dinner for the marchers, sponsored by Sustainable Monroeville.  For details contact Elisa Beck at elisabeck@aol.com.  Help is needed with the dinner and accommodating the marchers overnight; please contact Carol at CarolCutler3@msn.com or 724-864-6189.

Thursday, October 16 -- A benefit Pete Seeger songfest with Jim Scott. 
7:30 pm at the Allegheny Unitarian Church (416 W. North Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15212).  
Jim Scott collaborated on many projects with the folk legend and will lead a celebration of songs and stories of Pete’s long career. Suggested donation $10 to $20 sliding scale.

Thursday, October 17 -- Presentation and Q & A session in Greensburg:
6 to 9 pm at Reeves Theater, Seton Hill University (One Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, Pa 15601).

Contact: Neil Atherton at atherton@setonhill.edu.

Organizations supporting these events: Allegheny Group of the Sierra Club, Marcellus Outreach Butler (MOB), Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP),  Clean Water Action, Protect Our Parks, Marcellus Protest, Mothers Against Fracking, Pennsylvanians Against Fracking.

More .....And help needed!!!
Our press conference where we will declare support for the campaign to ask the City of Pittsburgh to divest from fossil fuels in their portfolio. Students from University of Pittsburgh will talk about their university divestment campaign as well. 
This will be followed by a short"Defending our Public Spaces"rally in the courtyard of the County Courthouse. 

Help needed:
We are looking for afternoon/dinner hosts for 3 or 4 marchers on Tuesday, October 14.
We are also looking for a few overnight hosts for both the night of October 14 and 15 and are willing to take their guests to the Church of the Redeemer, Squirrel Hill, in the morning to join with the rest of the group..
Please contact Wanda Guthrie at environment@thomasmertoncenter.org or 412-661-1529
Wednesday, Oct 15: During the day the marchers will visit a site where excellent practices are saving communities. 
At 6 pm Pittsburgh Climate Justice activists, (that'’s all of us) will host a Community Welcoming Potluck at 1st Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Avenue, Oakland. Both Ann Feeney and Tom Hoffman will be our troubadours for the evening. We will hear from the marchers, listen to some great music,and promote determined solidarity with those in our community who are doing a variety of things to address the human causes of climate change and the social injustice caused world wide.

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