FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2023
MEDIA CONTACT: Melissa Garriga | [email protected] or Melissa Mejia | [email protected]
EARTH RAVE PROTEST AGAINST CLIMATE AND ECONOMIC INJUSTICE
CODEPINK JOINS STREET DANCE PARTY TO HIGHLIGHT THE INTERSECTION OF MILITARISM AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS
New York, NY - CODEPINK partners with Rave Revolution, an international organization committed to ending the pursuit of infinite economic growth, to host an Earth Rave protest on April 21, 2023. The protest aims to draw attention to the direct cause and effect relationship between the current economic system and climate change, rising costs of living, increasing inequality, and the intersection of militarism and the climate crisis. Earth Rave protests will also take place in London and Rome on Earth Day, April 22, 2023.
Dance has a long history of serving as a powerful symbol of resilience and resistance against oppression and injustice. In light of the numerous pressing issues that society faces today, Rave Revolution harnesses the power of dance and art as a form of protest, providing a way for people to unite, express themselves creatively, and take action, all while fostering a sense of community and hope for a better future.
We invite all members of the media to cover this important event and help spread the message about the urgent need to abolish Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The organization advocates for a more sustainable means of measuring the health of our society, the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI), to address the climate and cost-of-living crisis.
WHAT: Earth Rave protest against the pursuit of infinite economic growth
WHERE: Exact location to be announced 24 hours before the event
WHEN: Friday, April 21, 2023, from 12 PM to 8 PM
WHO: Rave Revolution in collaboration with environmental, labor, peace, and gender activists, as well as arts and culture establishments such as Fridays for Future, Extinction Rebellion, Amazon Labor Union, Code Pink, Sunrise Movement, House of Yes, Street Riders NYC, Bronx Anti-War Coalition, The Peace Department, Climate Clock, and Junxion.
Speakers at the event include Steven Donzinger, Clara Mattei, Rich Merino and Peter Kerre along with DJs and performers such as Carlita, Eli (Soulclap), Holmar, Jose Noventa, Julia Sandstorm, LUM, Mads Paige, Old City, Tommie Sunshine, Xpect and special guests.
WHY: To raise awareness about the harmful effects of the current economic system, and how systemic change is necessary in order to address the climate and cost-of-living crisis.
For more information, please contact Melissa Mejia at (917) 403-3040 or [email protected]
Note to Editors: Please contact us to confirm attendance and receive updates about the event.
Rave Revolution demands the adoption of the GPI as the primary metric of economic well-being, instead of GDP. The pursuit of infinite economic growth, as measured by GDP, leads to environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity, and exacerbation of climate change. It also causes social and economic inequality, resulting in poverty, political instability, and other issues. The GPI takes into account non-economic benefits and costs and is designed to be an indicator of sustainable economic well-being, as shown in the proposed bill GPI Act of 2021.