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Peoples Climate March Events & Activities

Preliminary Schedule


Thursday, September 4th, 11:30am - 1:30pm


Be Electric, 1298 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn NY

A direct action support hub made up of a series of working groups that will provide baseline infrastructure for actions.

In response to Climate Justice Alliance’s call to “take direct action for climate justice” in the week leading up to the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, September 23, 2014



September 17th - 24th 


Take Non-violent Direct Action for Climate Justice.

As communities on the frontlines of climate change, we are the ones cultivating real, place-based solutions to address the global ecological crises. Indigenous peoples’ communities, communities of color and working-class white communities that are the first and most impacted by the storms, floods and droughts, are organizing to create millions of family-supporting jobs in clean energy, public transportation, zero waste, food sovereignty, community housing and ecosystem restoration.


Support us in building Just Transition pathways away from the “dig, burn, dump” economy, and towards “local, living economies” where communities and workers are in charge!

Join us in solidarity – in the streets of New York City, in your own community, and around the world!



Thursday, September 18th, 11:30am - 1:30pm


The Plaza Hotel

5th Avenue at Central Park South

Governor Andrew Cuomo is headed to New York City for a "Women for Cuomo" luncheon on Thursday, September 18th at The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan – and the movement to ban fracking will be there in force to tell the governor to ban fracking now! 

Join us outside The Plaza Hotel to tell Cuomo that fracking and its related infrastructure pose serious threats to our health, our environment, our climate, and our way of life. Together, we can ban fracking in New York.




Thursday, September 18th, 6pm


John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center (note new address)

63 5th Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate. 


In This Changes Everything, her first new book in seven years, Naomi Klein, author of the global #1 bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.

Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms, and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. It’s about changing the world.  We have been told that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge. In fact, all around the world, the fight for the next economy and against reckless extraction is already succeeding in ways both surprising and inspiring.

Klein will speak about the book followed by a discussion with special guests about the call to engage fundamentally with the issue of climate change. A booksigning will follow the event.

Sponsored by The Nation and The New School for Public Engagement as a part of the 10th Anniversary partnership celebration and Climate Action Week at The New School.

Admission is free, but reservations are required via the link below.




Friday, September 19th, 11:30am - 1:30pm


Rockaway Zone of Defense. 


Resist a fracked future. Fri Sept 19 to Wed Sept 24, NYC, converge on the Rockaway Peninsula, set up camp, and begin organizing our lives against the future they have planned for us. Industrial infrastructure and disasters go hand in hand. Energy conglomerate Williams is building a natural gas pipeline right through the area hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. Three feet under our beach will be a vessel pumping fracked gas from Pennsylvania —three feet between life and the inevitable: the poison radon, the threat of explosion, and the catastrophic consequences when the next storm comes. Join together to resist the Rockaway Pipeline, and the future that rests on it.

Coinciding with the People’s Climate March and Mobilization, we will mobilize from Manhattan and Brooklyn to stop the Rockaway Pipeline! Buses and carpools will bring us to the campsite where we will demonstrate a radically different life. We need immediate creative solutions to the questions posed by climate change, and we need them at the level of daily life, political strategy, and material organization. We need a new way to think and act politically against a world of climate crisis, and for a life in common. Beginning Friday with a huge party, we will initiate a week of activities to immediately change our relationship to land, consumption, food, work, and habitation. Bring a tent, bring a surfboard; bring your festive creativity and your determination, summer’s only begun.



Saturday, September 20th, 10:30am - 3:00pm


El Jardin Del Paraiso, New York NY

Decolonize Climate Justice is a call to transform our ideas, practices, and organizing to protect the earth and its inhabitants from ecological, economic, and political devastation. One day before the People’s Climate March, as part of NYC Climate Convergence, Free University-NYC will host teach-ins, workshops, indigenous performances, direct action trainings, and more.

Anticipated themes:

- histories and current examples of grassroots resistance to ecocide and genocide
- the systemic extraction of natural resources and exploitation of labor at the expense of indigenous cultures
- cultural and artistic responses to climate change 
- the interdependence of imperialism, capitalism and environmental destruction
- connections between the struggle for climate justice and racial and gender justice
- degrowth and other alternative frameworks to the capitalist imperative of expansion
- economic and political privilege and its relationship to climate justice activism


Monday, September 22nd, 10am - 5pm



In financial and political centers around the world – Flood, blockade, sit-in, and shut down the institutions that are profiting from the climate crisis. Wear BLUE.



Stay tuned for more actions and events to be added soon!