Global Youth Climate Strike – Save the Date!
September 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
On Friday, Sept 20, Greta Thunberg has called for the adults to join the kids in striking for climate.
What began in 2018 as one girl’s effort to save the planet has grown into a global movement of youth that one oil executive called “the greatest threat” to the fossil fuel industry. In April 2019, youth across the world held 2,300 school strikes in 130 countries. This September, they are calling on us to join them.
11:45 Pre-rally performance
12:00 Opening Lakota Prayer song – Ruben Perez Cruz
12:06 Welcome — Sena Wazer
12:12 Immigration and A Warming Planet – Sanya Bery, Wesleyan
12:18 Possibilities of a Green Economy – Rob Baril, President of SEIU 1199
12:28 Ava 6th grader + plus Sunrise songs
12:34 Environmental Justice & Energy Efficiency – Lariab Afzaal
12:40 Dangers of Fossil Fuels – Madeleine Lombard, producer of “Under Pressure”
12:46 Song/Performance – Chi Gong with Craig Best & Jeff Hush
12:56 Transportation – Desmond Batts, Chispa
1:02 Climate Change, War, and the Fight for Resources – Mitch Link
1: 08 Nekita Waller, CT State Troubadour
1:18 The Urgency is Now – The Need for Climate Action — Mitch Kvedar,
350 CT will be starting the day (8:00 AM) at the residence of Gov Lamont (990 Prospect Ave) demanding he intervene in the building of the NTE Energy Center, a fracked gas burning power plant, in Killingly, CT. After the protest we plan to march from the governor’s residence to the site of the 12:00 Climate Strike Rally at the State Capitol building.