Join Dignity/New York for the People's Climate March. Email DignityNY@DignityNY.org for more information.
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi
If you’re on the fence about joining the People’s Climate March, think about this: The UN Climate Summit happening next week is going to be covered by every major news outlet in the world. And if we make this march bigger than any climate march ever before, we, the people demanding bold action from our world leaders, will be in every single one of those articles. Help make that happen. [http://peoplesclimate.org/march/]
Here’s what you need to know to be there as we make history at the biggest climate march ever:
1. On Sunday September 21st, we’ll be assembling on Central Park West between 61st and 86th Streets. The march will be made up of contingents coming together around shared themes, marching together under a common banner, plus many people coming on their own. You don’t have to march with a contingent, but if you’d like to find one, click here to see who’s marching:
The contingent you join will determine where to line up along the route. and which street you should use to enter Central Park West. If you aren't sure, just head to 86th Street (the B, C, or 1 trains are closest), and join the march there.
2. The march begins at 11:30 AM sharp - that means show up at 11, especially if you want to be in one of the specific contingents, that you need to be in your assembly area earlier! It will be an amazing experience, walking side by side with more people than have ever gathered to demand action on climate change before. And as if that isn't amazing enough, the whole march will be set to the tune of 20 or so marching bands with a host of other creative, artistic expressions.
3. The march will end on 11th Avenue, where there will be beautiful art and closing for all who can stick around. Think: trees, surrounded by swirling ribbons representing our hopes for climate solutions, music and community groups from all across the movement. We’ll all be celebrating in this People’s Block Party.
4. If you're on the fence, think about this: The UN climate summit happening just two days after our march is going to be covered by every major news outlet in the world. And if we make this march bigger than any climate march ever before, we, the people demanding bold action from our world leaders, will be in every single one of those articles.
All that’s missing is you, and your friends. If you’re in, click here to share a march route map with all the key details with your social networks, so that everyone knows where to be when. And be sure to look at the FAQ’s which will answer your questions about the day.
So to sum it all up:
Gather on Central Park West and find your contingent -- and if in doubt, head to 86th Street (closest trains: the B, C, or 1).
March begins at 11:30 AM (but show up before that)
The route ends on 11th Avenue near 34th Street, where there will be art and dancing in the streets.
Click here to make it easy for your friends to know where to go.
It’s going to be amazing.
See you there,