Adults join youth in global climate strike
We demand immediate action on the climate emergency; Louisville helps kick-off a global week of action
WHAT: Adults will join the youth climate strikers to rally in recognition of the climate emergency and demand immediate action. The event will be organized around a speaker stage in Jefferson Square park in the morning. At noon, attendees will deliver the 10th monthly letter to the Mayor demanding sensible and honest policy to transition away from fossil fuels. Around 2pm Shadwick Wilde will release a new song dedicated to Greta Thunberg and play a short set. In the afternoon a Public Assembly Space will host multiple stations where people can hone skills and participate in building momentum and a long-lasting movement in this fight for the long haul. Downtown event ends with a march. Regrouping at Bardstown and Baxter to celebrate at 7pm.
WHEN: Friday, September, 20, 10AM
WHERE: Jefferson Square Park and next to City Hall
WHO: Coordinated by the Future Coalition, which includes national groups such as Zero Hour, Earth Uprising, Fridays For Future USA, Sunrise, Our Climate Voices, and US Youth Climate Strike; 350.org Louisville; Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition; and Extinction Rebellion Kentucky
WHY: We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Life on Earth is in crisis: scientists agree we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making.
VISUALS: There will be speakers, banners, signs, music, chanting, bikes, and marching.
September 20 is the first day in a week of climate action called for by dozens of organizations and millions of people around the world, building multi-generational support for the climate reality movement started by the Fridays for Future school strikers. Louisville will help kick-off what organizers expect will be a week of actions all over the country. Louisville is a hub for this region, and we need to lead the way in demanding climate justice for the people suffering locally from the heat island effects and dangerous air quality, and for people around the world who are already being impacted by the first stages of a massive ecological and climate-system breakdown.
See http://www.xrebelky.org for ongoing updates.
Alice Melendez, local coordinator