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Rise for Climate Jobs & Justice California

Marching, Art, Music, Resource Fair, Speakers, and much more
Saturday, September 8th, 10am Line-up, 11am march
Beginning at Embarcadero Plaza, we’ll march down Market St. ending at Civic Center.

RSVP:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfDkuM3wAUiovS7P_dFhAdJf0wQwqFvus5KO5OuflsdOG5Aew/viewform

People from all across the country are descending on San Francisco to RISE for climate, jobs, and justice on September 8, 2018 – and California faith communities are at the forefront of this mobilization. We would be honored to have you and your faith community join us. Will you march with us? Register your group here.
Why rise as people of faith for climate justice? This September 12-14, leaders from around the world are heading to California for the Global Climate Action Summit to talk about how to prevent climate catastrophe. And just days before, on September 8, the interfaith community will be joining with tens of thousands of people from around the globe to show our leaders that we expect them to deliver.
There is a deep calling in all faiths to preserve and protect all life and to practice nonviolence towards the Earth and all living beings. Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet and all people everywhere. This is a moral issue that requires us to strengthen our movement and change the corrupt systems polluting our atmosphere. And the backbone of major justice movements has always been faith and the faith community.
Now is our time to rise in prayer and in action. Only together will we win.
Location: Embarcadero Plaza | San Francisco, CA
When: Saturday September 8, 2018
9:15 a.m. Interfaith service, then Shabbat services
→ 10 a.m. Line up, music, celebration, and choral flashmob
→ 11 a.m. March to Civic Center Plaza
→ 12 p.m. Resource fair and street mural painting (we’ll be breaking the world’s record for the largest street mural!)
Here’s how to get involved:
  1. Fill out this Faith Community Registration Form so that your group can march with the wider interfaith community, and receive details on our interfaith services, choral flashmob and art making.
  2. Once you fill out the above form on behalf of your group, please invite your community members to join you. Here is an email template you can use to send out to your congregation members.
  3. Join our Faith RISE Facebook Group for updates and inspiration in the lead-up to September 8. And invite your community to join as well.
  4. Optional: Join our Faith RISE organizing meeting in Oakland or via Zoom on Aug 13 at 9:30am. Details here.
Visit ca.riseforclimate.org/ for more information.  Write or to call Frances Aubrey at 415-722-7926 or email francesaubrey@earthlink.net or Jan Warren at 925-818-6530 or email at jtxwarren@gmail.com with any questions.
Photos from the press conference: http://bit.ly/rise-ca-press-conf

KGO-TV (ABC affiliate) — Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice March

KPFA Pacifica Radio — Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice Mobilization (segment starts at 4:03 timestamp; stay tuned for David Turnbull talking about ending fossil fuel extraction in California!)

KTVU (Fox affiliate) — Activists Call for Urgent Action to Address Climate Change

KTVU #2 (Fox affiliate) — Climate Change March

NBC Bay Area — Thousands Expected to Come Together in San Francisco March to End ‘Climate Injustice’

POLITICO’s Morning Energy — Climate Summit In Sights

The San Francisco Bay Times — As California Wildfires Blaze, Organizers of Climate March Hold Press Conference in SF

The San Francisco Examiner — Activists plan marches, murals ahead of Gov. Brown’s climate summit