Wednesday, March 2, 2016

People's Climate Assembly- TOMORROW-MARCH 3 @ 4:30pm

People's Climate Assembly
Jobs, Justice, Climate Action!!
Thursday March 3rd 4:30 pm

Vancouver Convention Centre- West Building

1038 Canada Place,
1 block west of the Waterfront Skytrain Station

Do your part!
Bring Ideas!
Bring a Sign saying what your Climate Strategy Includes!

Prime Minister Trudeau will meet with provincial leaders and first ministers in the Vancouver Convention Centre on March 3rd to launch discussions on developing a National Climate Strategy.

Trudeau urged us to "take an active part in" ensuring the success of the Paris Climate Agreement. 

And we will, by gathering outside and speaking out for a bold Climate Strategy that creates more good jobs, protects the air, land and water, and tackles the climate crisis head on. 

By keeping fossil fuels in the ground and rapidly shifting to renewable energy, we can create an economy that is fairer and generates hundreds of thousands of good jobs.

We need a Climate Strategy that honours Indigenous Peoples’ rights and recognizes their leadership in protecting the land, water and climate. 

We need a Climate Strategy that re-allocates public resources from polluting freeway expansions to public transit powered by renewable electricity. 

We need a Climate Strategy formed by listening to the ideas of ordinary people.

Do your part! Bring your ideas! Bring a sign saying what your Climate Plan includes! #MyClimatePlan

Not in Vancouver on March 3rd? Find out about other #LeapYear 2016 events, or organize your own -

Speakers List (not necessarily in order)

Coast Salish Welcoming
- Audrey Siegl, Musqueam

Bob Chamberlin
- Vice-president Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Lelu Island Declaration

Carleen Thomas - Tsleil-Waututh Sacred Trust Initiative

Terry Engler
- President International Longshore Workers Union Local 400, Vice-President Vancouver and District Labour Council

Professor Laura Marks - SFU Climate Happening, collective Letter to Justin Trudeau

Kate Hodgson - UBC 350 Divestment Campaign

Kimi Hendess - Fraser Voices (Massey Bridge campaign), Organic Farmer

Rodrigo Samayoa - LeadNow, national climate petition

Harold Steves - Richmond City Councilor, Stop Site C Dam campaign

Entertainment - Solidarity Notes Choir

Hey folks. Apparently some people are not sure whether the action is taking place inside or outside. It's definitely going to be outside. There are no plans to try and go inside. You need to pay a hefty fee to get access to the conference without doing civil disobedience.
Here are some hopefully inspirational blogposts

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