Global Climate Strike – September 27, 2019
Global Climate Strike – September 27
The Sustainabiliteens are organizing participation in the Global Climate Strike being organized for September 27. The following is a message from them, including details of the action in Vancouver. Please note that although terms such as “strike” and “general strike” are being used, there is no legal mechanism which provides the right to strike (i.e. walk off the job) in relation to this action. Therefore, if you intend to participate during regular working hours please consult with your union in advance.
On September 27th, we will stand together with people across the planet to demand climate justice. This global strike is not just for youth – this time, we need EVERYONE. We need you to put your normal life on hold and show up in the streets to demand dramatic and urgent action against the climate crisis. We will bring together citizens from Vancouver, the surrounding areas and the rest of BC to show our local and federal governments how much bolder we need them to be going forward. This action will build momentum to a federal election where we elect climate leaders.
Start Location: Vancouver City Hall
March Route: Across Cambie Street Bridge
End Location: West Georgia Street and Hamilton Street
Start Time: 1 pm
End Time: Approximately 5pm
We acknowledge that this gathering will take place on the unceded, traditional, ancestral and occupied homelands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh). For those who are non-Indigenous, our presence on these lands is an ongoing act of colonization. When we acknowledge these territories, we also acknowledge our responsibility to center and support Indigenous sovereignty in all our organizing.