2050 is a generation too late. That would be unforgivable, and very likely utterly catastrophic.
Extinction Rebellion: “The Emergency”
If you let this graph sink in, you’ll understand why so many are turning out in the streets to demand a halt to business as usual and the most massive turnaround of the world’s economy we’ve ever seen. If you need more background, go here.
Beginning September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will mobilize for a week across the world to demand transformative action to address the climate crisis. Millions will take to the streets to demand a right to a future, and we’re inviting you to join us! Activities are planned for a solid week, all across the Olympic Peninsula…join one, or organize one yourself and let us know about it! We will update the list below as additional events get planned. Our house is on fire! There is no time to waste!
To help prepare for this major mobilization and to share skills, provide key tools and resources and the support of peer learning, we’ve put together a great training series of five webinars. All of the webinars will be on Wednesdays at 5 pm PT/ 8 pm ET. In order to build in enough time for discussion, we’re asking everyone to set aside 1.5 hours for each of the webinars, though some may be shorter.
August 14th: Centering Equity & Justice (including how to best support youth leadership) in Climate Strike Organizing
August 21st: Communications & Digital Tools for Climate Strike Organizing
August 28th: Utilizing the Strikes to Build Our Movement: Strategies for Leadership Development & Plugging People In Post-Sept 20th
September 4th: Know Your Rights to Stand Up for Climate Justice! (with the Civil Liberties Defense Center)
September 11th: Opportunities & Challenges: Bring your ideas and questions around Sept 20th-27th Organizing
On May 24 the message from young people on #climatestrike in 133 countries got both louder and clearer: “The planet’s still burning. We’re not going anywhere. Who’s actually with us?” Join in this September 20 – 27