Programming From Our Partners
LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens)
Annual Harvest Arts Festival | East Village/Lower East Side
Saturday, September 20th (All Day)
The NYC Climate Convergence is occurring in tandem with the annual Harvest Arts Festival, staged by LUNGS. In addition to Convergence programming, garden tours and horticulture workshops are taking place in over thirty locations on Manhattan’s East Side. Stop by Graffiti Church on Saturday, Sept. 20th to pick a full program of festival events or click here.
Martin Luther King Jr Educational Campus
122 Amsterdam Avenue | September 20th from 9:30am - 5:30pm
This September in NYC, join a youth-led convergence where there will be an intentional focus on youth power, identity and leadership development. At the convergence, there will be sessions, workshops, and open space where we will organize within a framework grounded in intersectionality, justice, movement building, and long-term systemic analysis. We want to provide youth an opportunity to plug into existing campaign work so that the Youth Convergence is not just a moment, but a launching point. We hope that attendees will leave the convergence having built relationships that will support the fabric of strong, strategic progress in all of our movements. Please take a minute to read the principles for the convergence here.
Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir
Bowling Green Park | Saturday 9/20 3pm - 7pm
Bee-in is a gathering of the Swarm of the Beekeepers, Food Justice activists, artists, bee-lovers, family and community to meet and gear up for the People's Climate March! Bee-in will include ritual and spectacle: beekeepers, music, dance, crafts, chants, signs, raffles, blessings and other mergers of art/activism that will further reach hearts and minds. Bring a picnic, make art, learn about bees and their endangerment, and collectively determine our most effective call to action!
Music, Art, Beekeepers and HONEYBEELUJAH! performance at 4 pm by Rev Billy and Stop Shopping Gospel Choir.
Community Divestment Meet-up
New York Society for Ethical Culture (Downstairs, Social Hall)
2 West 64th Street | Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Come together with divestment campaigners from around the country the afternoon before the largest climate march in history! Mingle with friends working on fossil fuel divestment from city and state pension funds, religious institutions, non-profits or foundations. We will celebrate the divestment movement, share stories, and get ready for the march. Please feel free to drop by between 2:30 and 4:30 to get informed about the rest of the week’s events, and pick up divestment t-shirts, buttons and more!
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Spaces (MoRUS) with Times Up!
Banner and Puppet Making for People's Climate March
La Plaza Community Garden, (9th St & Ave C)
Thursday, 9/18; 4:00- 8:00 pm
Bring paints, props, and food to share as we make ecological puppets and props in our green space for the upcoming People's Climate March and Ride.
Sign and Patch Making for People's Climate March
Lower East Side Sustainable Community & Garden Walking
Come learn how sustainable grassroots community projects have ignited social change and policy change in NYC. Hear about different sustainable subjects, like how community bicycle activism changed the whole city to a more safe and sustainable design with bike-lanes, auto-free plazas and greenways. Come walk through the beautiful community gardens of the East Village started by activists, like the Green Guerrillas whom threw seed bombs into abandoned lots that then flourished into lush community gardens. Learn about recycling, composting, and bicycle activism and how the city adapted to the sustainable concepts that started in the Lower East Side.
The History of Grassroots Environmental Activism in New York City
MoRUS, Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space | 155 Avenue C between East 9th and 10th
Saturday, September 20th, 6:15 pm
Come learn how sustainable grassroots community projects have ignited social change and policy change in NYC. Hear about different sustainable subjects, like how community bicycle activism changed the whole city to a more safe and sustainable design with bike-lanes, auto-free plazas and greenways. Learn the history of the Green Guerrillas throwing seed bombs into abandoned lots that then flourished into lush community gardens. There are so many examples about how community-based activism became a part of sustainable NYC, from recycling and composting and to urban design. Hosted by the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space featuring a conversation and video screening by Wendy Brawer of Green Maps and Bill DiPaola of Time's Up Environmental Organization.
The Base with IWW Environmental Unionist Caucus
Towards an Ecological General Strike: A film screening and discussion about Revolutionary Ecology, labor, and Anarchism.
7:00 PM Saturday, September 20th @ The Base! 1302 Myrtle Ave.
Facebook for the event: http://on.fb.me/1rOVbEo
Join us Saturday Night for a Movie, Presentation, and Discussion about Revolutionary Ecology, Green Anarchism, and Eco-Syndicalism!
The IWW Environmental Unionist Caucus will be presenting the film "Rocking The Foundations" which is about the Green Bans movement from 1971-1974 where Building Trades Workers halted $18 Billion in development projects to fight Gentrification, the destruction of the Earth, and displacement of Indigenous communities.
After, there will be a presentation about the historical and recent direct actions to unite the Labor movement and Radical Environmentalists towards revolutionary /insurrectionary ends.
Following that will be a discussion about our visions and strategies for Eco-revolution.
There will be relevant literature for free or donation.
Visit www.ecology.iww.org for more info about Revolutionary Ecology, Green Anarchism, and Eco-Syndicalism.
Monday, September 22 9 am | Battery Park
Massive coordinated direct actions against climate profiteers
9:00am – Converge at Battery Park. breakfast, music, and speakers including Chris Hedges and Naomi Klein, Rebecca Solnit, and more
11:00am – Non-violent Direct Action Training and March
12:00pm – Mass Sit-in to Flood Wall Street
Sixteen Beaver Group
Climate Action Report-back
16 Beaver Street Fourth Floor | Wednesday, September 24 at 7pm
How can we continue or solidify our climate activism work in the future? How can we build new infrastructures and relations to empower solidarity practices? After the torrent of climate activism surrounding the UN Climate Summit wraps up, come to this important meeting hosted by the Sixteen Beaver Group to take on these important questions.