Pioneer Valley+ Sep 20-27 Global Strike Week

SEPTEMBER GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE WEEK: FEATURED EVENTS for PIONEER VALLEY

Check at the bottom for a detailed calendar

As the young Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg tells us, “our house is on fire.” We need to act like it. September 20 will begin a week of strikes, teach-ins and rallies across the globe to demand we take the climate crisis seriously. Details are evolving, please check back often.

SEPTEMBER 20

Boston Climate Strike
When: Friday, September 20, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: City Hall and Statehouse

In Boston, high school students are organizing a rally from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM with speakers, chants, music, chalking, a live stream of Greta, and a march from City Hall to the Statehouse. This will be the largest event in Massachusetts, and a generational moment. Do all you can to make it there, particularly if you are young or can help a young person go. Youth organizers are also seeking funding and help reaching out to their peers, both to publicize strikes across the region and to help those who want to get to Boston.

Main event page: bit.ly/boston-climate-strike • Bus interest form: bit.ly/wmass-rsvp • Donate: bit.ly/strike-donate. • Share school contacts: bit.ly/give-us-your-school-contacts




Amherst Walk Out for Climate
When: Friday, September 20, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: UMass Amherst

At UMass, Sunrise Movement UMass Amherst and Extinction Rebellion Western MA invite students, staff, faculty, and community members to strike and stand together for climate justice. Facebook Event


Northampton Solidarity Strike
When: Friday, September 20, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Pulaski Park, Northampton

We invite students, staff, faculty, and community members who can’t make it to Boston to gather and demand climate action.
Action Network Event


Springfield Solidarity Vigil
Friday, September 20 12:30-1:30
Court Square, Springfield

Consider attending if you’re unable to go to the big Climate Strike in Boston. Contact Verne McArthur (413-439-3324) for questions and information.


Climate Emergency March for a Just Future
March: Friday, September 20, 4:15 gather, step off at 4:30 Start at Sheldon Field, Northampton
Rally: Friday, September 20, 5:00 pm, City Hall, Northampton

Please bring signs about who you are and how you affiliate.
Your workplace, organizing group, neighborhood group, faith-based organization, whatever.
At this crucial time, we must to show our country that bold action on the climate emergency has widespread support.
Co-sponsored by 60 organizations throughout the area. Youth and allies: rise up and demand the future we need. Music, speakers, chanting.

FMI Facebook event email us at climateactionnowmass@gmail.com


Global Climate Action
When: Friday, September 20, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Greenfield

A rally for Franklin County and Southern Vermont, organized by Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution. Not a traditional rally but multiple tables, music, theater, art, storytelling. More details soon.


Ecstatic Rebellion
When: Friday, September 20, 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Where: First Churches, Northampton

Dance like the world depends on it. A benefit for Extinction Rebellion, with grief ritual and live music. Admission by donation. 6-7:30: opening grief ritual; 7:45-8:30: presentation about the work of the Extinction Rebellion movement; 8:30-midnight: music
Facebook Event

SEPTEMBER 23

September Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
September gathering is in Amherst. All welcome!
Monday, September 23 7-9 PM
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst. 121 N Pleasant Street. Handicap accessible and on a bus line
Feel the warmth of community and the strength of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history.
We come together once a month to meet each other, plan, and imagine how to contribute, in our corner of the world, to the urgent fight against climate change. We love to meet newcomers, whether you are brand new to activism or have been working for change for a long time.
Facebook Event

SEPTEMBER 26

Save Earth. Beat the Bomb.
Thursday, September 26⋅ 6:00 – 7:30pm UMass
There are twin threats to the existence of our species, and all species: nuclear weapons and the climate crisis. And there are twin solutions that all Americans can participate in: a Green New Deal and the 2017 U.N. Nuclear Ban Treaty.” Multi-organization convergence Facebook Event

SEPTEMBER 27

Rebellion Begins
When: Friday, September 27, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Amherst Center, Amherst College and UMass Amherst

Western Massachusetts Extinction Rebellion’s first opportunity to demonstrate their signature, compelling street theater. Actions will take place in Amherst Center, Amherst College and UMass. Includes a dramatic funeral and die-in at UMass, launching the rebellion and symbolically presenting UMass with their four demands. Facebook Event



Critical Mass Bike Ride
Friday, September 27, 5:30
Ride Northampton High School to downtown

COMPLETE CALENDAR