SATX Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice
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About The Event
On September 8, San Antonians will join thousands of rallies being held in cities and towns around the world to demand our leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.
From the White House to the Austin's Statehouse, national and state leaders continue to give cover to the very worst climate offenders while working to actively stave off the clean-energy revolution, universal health care, and the sort sof jobs with justice that our communities desperately need.
We celebrate that our local leaders have committed to building a climate plan for San Anto. However, we can't equivocate: In this most racially and economically segregated of large cities, we must declare our commitment to get off fossil fuels by 2030 and build a truly sustainable economy founded on the principles of equity and justice for all.
We gather in ceremony and prayer. We gather with music and art. We gather in poetry to cultivate a positive vision of the world we want.
Before we open Rise for Climate at 11 a.m. in Milam Park (a backup “rain-out” location is being sought), young people from across the city will meet in the park to illustrate a banner and create other artworks (sidewalk chalk, anyone?) demonstrating their needs and desires for their future.
Music to include Ruben Martinez, Son Queers, y mas. Poetry with Suzanne Green and others. Speakers including reps from Ignition Green, Alamo Sierra Club, Stand with Soap Works, Society of Native Nations, Public Citizen, MOVE Texas, and others.
THE POWER IS IN OUR HANDS.
Nations have failed us. The power to transform our planet lives in our families and our communities.
Our city can develop a climate plan that prioritizes the needs of those who are most at risk from rapid climate change—communities who have been too long marginalized and disempowered. We can grow a new culture in San Antonio that rises to the opportunity of a new era and refuses to be overwhelmed by the toxic politics from those who seek to dominate us.
And we can listen to and be led by our young people, those inheriting the immense challenges we've laid in our wake.
So pack in a lunch, bring your vision/artwork/poem/prayer, and join us for this international event on Saturday downtown.
Commit to bringing at least one other person with you.
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And Young People Will Lead
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