SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CLIMATE CHANGE PROTEST in Solidarity with the People's Climate March in NYC!BUILDING BLOCKS AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE!
As world leaders gather in New York City in September to confront climate change, Los Angeles will join the tens of thousands of people demanding they take action before it’s too late. People’s Climate March Los Angeles — Building Blocks Against Climate Change will happen on LA’s Wilshire Boulevard on September 20th, 1 pm to 5 pm.
A SoCal Climate Action Coalition 350 Member, Converging Storms Action Network, has planned for a broad assortment of organizations and groups, friends and families, coworkers and communities to gather along LA’s iconic Wilshire Boulevard in a chain of interlinking block protests. Diverse groups and individuals will each create their part of a network of protests — like overlapping neighborhood vigils or sidewalk picket lines — extending block after adjacent block between Wilton Place and Alvarado Street at MacArthur Park.WHAT: A Southern California Climate Demonstration!
WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Wilshire Blvd, between Alvarado and Wilton
HOW: Pick a corner, pick a block! View our website map at: http://againstclimatechange.org/
Choose a corner, intersection, or block along Wilshire, and fill out a brief form on the website! Join a block or create one with YOUR organization!
WHY: In solidarity with the People’s Climate March in New YorkCity, demanding that world leaders
meeting at a special U.N Climate Summit, implement policies to Stop Climate Change Now!
This is an invitation to save the world.
In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history.
Together, we’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. A world safe from the ravages of climate change. A world with good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities for everyone. A world free from the pollutants of war. An economy focused on improving the lives of all, rather than the building of toxic war machines.
Join us on Sunday, September 21st, because to change the world we need everyone on board.
As the CODEPINK crew, we'll gather in Central Park at 8:30am for coffee, croissants, and connecting, and to create a meaningful aerial image (Click for map) before joining the Peace, Justice & Climate Rally just steps away at 77th and Central Park West from 10am - 11:30am. Speakers at the Peace, Justice and Climate rally will include Medea Benjamin, Bill McKibben, Erica Violet Lee, Margaret Stevens, Tom Hayden, and Fr. John Dear. After the rally the CODEPINK Crew along with the rest of the Peace Table will join the larger march at Columbus Circle to carry our message that war is destroying the planet.
Bring your walking shoes!! Starting at Columbus Circle, the march will head south along 6th Avenue, before turning west on 42nd street and then south on 11th Avenue. At the culmination of the march we will participate in building the Climate Ribbon. The Climate Ribbon will be a massive installation and ritual space to grieve what each of us stands to lose to Climate Chaos, and affirm our solidarity as we unite to fight against it.
See you in the streets!
Alli, Anastasia, Holly, Jodie, Janet, Jes, Medea, Nada, Nathan, Nancy, Sophia, and Tighe.
JOIN CODEPINK AT PEACE SUNDAY 2014!
Join your favorite LA Codepinkers at Peace Sunday 2014 in Los Angeles! Every Human Being has a right to Peace!
PEACE SUNDAY FESTIVAL 2014 organized by Unity-and-Diversity World Council
UN International Day of Peace
Doors Open at 9:00 AM
Interfaith Service Starts at 10:00 AM
Lunch at Noon
Program with Speakers - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Day Pass: $10 in Advance - $15 at the Door - Students $5
A Day of Celebration & Action on International Day of Peace
Outdoor exhibits and activities for all ages throughout the day include an
exhibition of student artwork, essays & poems; booths/vendors; performances.
Indoor programs in the main hall: Morning Interfaith Service and Afternoon
Program with keynote speakers & performers including:
Marianne Williamson, Stephen Longfellow Fiske, Aqeela Sherrills, Yuval Ron
Trio, International Peace Choir, World Peace Prayer & Flag Ceremony
IMAN Cultural Center, International Day of Peace NGO Committee, United
Nations Association Pacific-Los Angeles Chapter, The Peace Alliance, Student
Peace Alliance, Youth Promise Action, Brahma Kumaris Los Angeles,
Compassionate California, Compassion Games International, I Am Jerusalem,
Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, The Raoul Wallenberg
Institute for Ethics, Southern California Committee for a Parliament of the
World's Religions, SARAH, United Religions Initiative, World Interfaith
Harmony Film Festival, Culver City Area Interfaith Alliance, Vedanta Society
of Southern California, Institute of Noetic Sciences-Los Angeles, Fiske
For More Details Visit: www.PeaceSunday.or
PATHS TO JUST PEACE CONFERENCE
An Interfaith Celebration of INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY
Come to Celebrate and Learn What Paths We Might Take in Order to Work
Towards Nonviolent Action Promoting a JUST PEACE!
On Sunday, September 21st from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center join CODEPINK and Los Angeles activists for peace for the “Paths to Peace Conference” with keynote speaker Kathy Kelly!
Kathy Kelly is an American peace activist, pacifist and author, one of the founding members of Voices in the Wilderness, and currently a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She has traveled to Iraq twenty-six times, notably remaining in combat zones during the early days of both US-Iraq wars. During each of 14 trips to Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, as an invited guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, has lived alongside ordinary Afghan people in a working class neighborhood in Kabul. She and her
companions in Voices for Creative Nonviolence believe that "where you stand determines what you see."
Interfaith Panel Includes:
Salam Al-Marayati, President of Muslim Public Affairs Council
Rabbi Susan Goldberg, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los Angeles
Rev. Chris Ponnet, Pastor, Chaplain, and Director of St. Camillus Center
Facilitated by Rt. Rev. Alexei Smith, Ecumenical and Interreligious Officer
for the Los Angeles Archdiocese
The event is envisioned by the "Muslim and Catholic Women in Conversation"
Walk-ins welcome, but reservations requested to prepare hospitality, please
send name, address, phone of those attending to: