Before and during Jerry Brown’s September 12th – 14th Global Climate Action Summit—where he is promoting himself as a climate leader and advancing corporate-friendly solutions—grassroots communities and movements will stage a series of events demanding real climate solutions that build economic and environmental justice and center the leadership of people most affected by the fossil fuel industry.
We’re getting more information and details all the time, so check back here often for updates. Here’s what we know so far:
Climate Non-violent Direct Action Training, led by Diablo Rising Tide, 1 -5 PM, Greenpeace Warehouse, 955 7th St., Oakland.
Climate of Change panel, presented by Mother Jones. Former senior advisor to the EPA and current member of the Hip Hop Caucus Mustafa Ali, geologist-turned-congressional candidate Jess Phoenix, and Mother Jones’ Rebecca Leber will take stock of the state of climate politics in Washington and around the country. Sponsored by Earthjustice, Ben & Jerry’s, and Free Speech TV. 7:30 – 9 PM, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
Sept 6 – 13:
Green Film Fest. Presenting 50 new films and more than 100 guest speakers, discussions, and special events. Castro Theater with related events at the Exploratorium, Yerba Buena Center, SF Public Library, and more
RISE for Climate, Jobs and Justice, the biggest mobilization on the West Coast, one of thousands of rallies around the world in advance of the Global Climate Action Summit, demanding real climate leadership, no new fossil fuel projects, and a just transition to a 100% clean-energy economy for workers and communities. 10 AM, Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco. Then march to Civic Center Plaza for a resource fair showcasing local climate activism– your chance to plug into ongoing work for real solutions.
The march will include many contingents representing:
* Indigenous people, environmental justice communities, communities impacted by climate disasters, migrant justice
* Communities of people including labor, youth, women, elders, families, faith groups, and neighborhoods
* Groups representing strategies and campaigns such as Brown’s Last Chance, divestment, anti-fracking, anti-carbon-trading, peace and justice, and more
* Groups representing solutions such as clean energy, healthy soils, water, and clean transportation
Art Build for actions in the days to follow, details TBA
Local tours of fossil fuel impacts and community solutions, led by Idle No More as part of the Solidarity to Solutions (Sol2Sol) week of actions. The local tours will start at the site of the West Berkeley Shellmound on 4th St, with a ceremony at 8 AM
Sept 9 – 11:
Soil Not Oil conference, showcasing agricultural and land use practices that build carbon content in the soil to get it out of the atmosphere, Grey Area/Grand Theater, 2665 Mission St., San Francisco
Info on Sunflower Alliance-related sessions
Direct Action: Rise against Climate Capitalism, nonviolent direct action that will include prayer, teach-in, painting a street mural and direct action at one of the places where climate profiteers will be meeting prior to the Global Climate Action Summit. Hosted by Indigenous Bloc at RISE Days of Action, 8 AM – 12 PM, 55 Cyril Magnin St., San Francisco
It Takes Roots Member Assembly, for members of environmental and economic justice organizations that are part of four national coalitions: Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice, Indigenous Environmental Network, and Right to the City. Meeting to share information and plan ways to combine local solutions for national impact.
Solidarity to Solutions (Sol2Sol) Summit: Panels, exhibits, and interactive presentations to highlight frontline communities’ solutions that address the interlinked crises of climate, economic, and racial justice, 10 AM to 8 PM, La Raza Park, 2827 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco
Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice: A gathering of women leaders from around the world joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present visions and strategies for a healthy and equitable world. 1 – 8:30 PM, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco
Climate Finance Summit: A free, all-day event sponsored by Fossil Free California and partners, exploring the topic of fossil fuel finance, and what we can do as individuals, climate activists, and municipal decision makers to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.
10:30 am–12:30 pm: Moving the Money Out of Fossil Fuels, Berkeley Vice Mayor Cheryl Davila, Alex Connon (350 Seattle), David Elliston (CleanMoney.us), and Dr. Clair Brown (UC Berkeley)
1:00–3:00 pm: Climate Change and Fiduciary Duty, Bill McKibben (350.org), Catherine Howarth, (ShareAction), and Ellen Dorsey, (Wallace Global Fund), Dan Zarrilli (New York City Office of the Mayor), Lisa Ann Hamilton (Center for International Environmental Law), Casey Harrell (The Sunrise Project), California State Senator Ben Allen
3:30–5:00 pm: Climate Damages & Deception: Taking Big Oil to Court, Yvonne Meré (Deputy City Attorney of San Francisco), Steven Feit (Center for International Environmental Law), Kristina Dahl (Union of Concerned Scientists), May Boeve (350.org)
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
Protest Financing Oakland Coal Terminal: Demonstration against the Bank of Montreal’s financing of the proposed Oakland coal terminal, outside the conference where bankers and investors will be discussing Principles for Responsible Investment, 12-1:30 PM, 780 Mission St, San Francisco
Mass Action: Stand with Communities, not Corporations, hosted by Diablo Rising Tide, Brown’s Last Chance Coalition, and others. 7am, Jessie Square. 736 Mission St. San Francisco
Elders Awakened, a two-part workshop on climate action, social justice, and a flourishing future. 9 AM – 4 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, Martin Luther King Room, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco