“Reducing our carbon footprint is not just a scientific necessity; it has also emerged as the human rights challenge of our time … history proves that when human beings walk together in pursuit of a righteous cause, nothing can resist,” Desmond Tutu writes in the forward of the book, Stop Climate Crimes, published this year.
It is time to walk together. World leaders will gather in Paris this December to take part in what could be historic climate negotiations. Join Northern California’s mobilization march and rally to demand the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21) a global agreement to implement dramatic and rapid reduction in global warming pollution. This movement is coordinated with international organizing by 350 and many others to show negotiators that we need a climate deal that’s in line with the imperatives of science and justice. 350 is calling for an agreement that keeps 80% of fossil fuels in the ground and finance a just transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. You can sign their petition that calls for that here.
The mobilization begins at the Lake Merritt Amphitheatre at 10:30 am — rain or shine — and march at noon to Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza in front of Oakland’s City Hall. A rally at 1:00 pm will follow the march. Performers, speakers, tabling, activities for kids, and a speakers tent will fill the afternoon; the event will end at 5:00 pm. Click here for more details, and spread the word: RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends! The Ecology Center is a co-sponsor of this event.