Global Climate Strike
Supported by SOCAN and others
On September 20th, millions of people of all ages around the world will walk out of their classes, jobs, and homes as part of a Global Climate Strike. Taking place three days before the UN Climate Action Summit in NYC, it’s destined to be the largest worldwide event ever as global citizens unite to call for climate action now. And the action will continue throughout the week.
Local Southern Oregon organizations are joining this week of Climate Action. Link to webpage with updated details.
Southern Oregon Climate Strike Events: September 20
Southern Oregon residents have multiple opportunities to join the strike.
Rogue Valley Youth-led Walkouts
Youth members of the Rogue Climate Action Team are actively planning walkouts from multiple schools in Ashland, South Medford, and across the Rogue Valley.
Unite for Climate Action
noon-3:45 pm. Butler Bandshell, Lithia Park, Ashland
Organized by Lorrie Kaplan & Barret O’Brien
Immediately following the youth rally in the Ashland Plaza, the climate action strike will migrate to Butler Bandshell, Lithia Park.
Join us for a community picnic and a day of joy and creativity to demonstrate that we share the concerns of our local students and are with them in this transformative effort to address climate change. Under the creative direction of Barret O’Brien, enjoy a program of music, uplifting presentations, poetry, group art, spiritual centering for climate healing, and information on opportunities for taking personal and community action. Join with us to celebrate our beautiful planet and be inspired and energized to continue to build a sustainable future. Food trucks will also be available, or BYO picnic with your own plates, cups, and utensils. Our goal is a zero-waste event.
Calling all Southern Oregon climate change movers and shakers: All hands on deck! To volunteer, be a partnering organization, host a table, or help spread the word, or for more information, please contact Lorrie Kaplan, co-facilitator, Lorriekaplan@gmail.com or Kathy Conway of SOCAN at firstname.lastname@example.org. Musicians, spoken word artists, acrobats, clowns, singers, and performers of all ilks desiring to be part contact Barret O’Brien at email@example.com.
Southern Oregon Climate Fiesta
5:30 pm – 8 pm. Pear Blossom Park, Downtown Medford
Rogue Climate’s Bilingual/Bicultural team is organizing a “Climate Fiesta” to kick off the global week of climate action. Contact Veronica@RogueClimate.orgor Sara@RogueClimate.org to get involved or for more info.
Grants Pass Global Climate Strike
4:30 pm. Josephine County Courthouse, Grants Pass
The recently launched Josephine Climate Alliance group in Grants Pass is starting to plan a rally in Grants Pass! To get involved or for more info, contact Brian DeLaGrange at Josephinealliance@gmail.com