Join a Rally & March for Climate Justice!
A coalition of intersectional social and environmental justice groups are co-organizing local participation in the Global Climate Strike on Friday, March 19th. The day-long event will provide opportunities to make noise and take action for the widespread desire to prioritize climate change in Southwestern PA and invest in the wellbeing of communities over the interests of a few. Now is the time to stand up for bold action to ensure good jobs and a livable future for all. Skip class >> Save the planet.
We plan to rally around demands for equitable, green futures for all Pittsburghers. This includes COVID relief to frontline communities with dangerous air quality, university divestment from fossil fuels (and reinvestment in the community), and calling for state investment in a sustainable, just economic recovery.
While our actions will center youth voice, justice-seekers of all ages are welcome.
Gathering at noon on Flagstaff Hill in Oakland. Youth speakers will be sharing their demands for the future of the region, and we'll be marching through the streets of Oakland. Please reach out to let us know how we can make this event accessible for you.
- Make a sign and bring something to make noise. The Sunrise Movement is famous for our Wide Awake actions that are meant to wake people up to the climate crisis and remind them of the widespread support for immediate and drastic action.
- Wear a mask (or two) and maintain distance whenever possible. All participants in the rally and march MUST wear a face covering (mask or face-shield). We recognize that health issues may limit peoples' ability to participate in an in-person event while wearing a face covering, and are providing ways to engage in the Global Climate Strike virtually. Face masks will be available at the event.
Gathering at Flagstaff Hill at noon, with a march around Oakland. Online events 4-6 p.m.