Thursday, September 4th, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Be Electric, 1298 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn NY
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!
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!
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.
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.
- histories and current examples of grassroots resistance to ecocide and genocide
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!