Unitarian Universalists will be traveling to Washington, D.C. from all over the country and marching together in the Faith contingent of the People's Climate Movement: March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice. Check out all of these opportunities to connect and take action together:
Saturday, April 29th
9:00 - 12:00 am Cafe Fifty-Nine, 409 3rd St. SW 20024 (@ Metro Station - Fed Center SW)
Meet with other Unitarian Universalists at Cafe Fifty-Nine, for BREAKFAST, RALLY, and WORSHIPING together before the People's Climate March. Cafe 59 is very close to the gathering and starting point for the climate march. The cafe is graciously opening just for us, giving us a great pre-March meet up spot with coffee, pastries and a breakfast bar available for purchase, and restrooms.This is an opportunity to meet and greet, organize, take pictures, have some food and hydration, sing, and generally prepare for the Climate March. We will worship together beginning at 10:30 am.
12:30 - 4:00 pm March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice
Unitarian Universalists will be marching together as part of a larger faith contingent. If you can't meet UUs at Cafe 59, find us with the "Keepers of Faith" in the lineup between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Unitarian Universalists are encouraged to wear Standing on the Side of Love shirts &/or other Unitarian Universalist attire and to bring signs, flags, banners, etc. (see below for more info about art preparation!).
4:00 - 8:00 pm After Party at All Souls Church Unitarian - 1500 Harvard St. NW @ 16th St.
Enjoy Live Music, UU Fellowship, Food Truck Dining & Advocacy at the All Souls Church After-Party, 2 miles north of the White House near Columbia Heights Metro. Enjoy the Live Caribbean Music of HIGH ENERGY on the Terrace. Connect and network with UU Climate Justice activists to build our climate movement and network of Climate Action Teams. Here are DIRECTIONS to All Souls Church from the March for Climate, Jobs, & Justice
Sunday, April 30th
9:30 & 11:15 am All Souls Church Unitarian Sunday Services
Come hear special guest preacher Johnnie Aseron, with the Inter-National Initiative for Transformative Collaboration. Johnnie was the coordinator of wellness and inter-faith events at Oceti Sakowin Camp of resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
12:30 - 1:30 pm Vegetarian Lunch & Fellowship on the Terrace - $12 - ORDER HERE IN ADVANCE
1:30 - 4:00 pm Climate Justice Movement Building
Round out your weekend of climate action with a panel and discussion about breaking down silos and building a unified Unitarian Universalist movement for Climate Justice in solidarity with frontline impacted communities. Speakers will include Johnnie Aseron (Inter-National Initiative for Transformative Collaboration), Robin Lewis from Energy Justice Network,Rev. Karen Brammer (UUAGreen Sanctuary Program), and Other Community Justice Leaders - TBA
3. Thurs, 27 Apr - Visit & Express your Climate Justice positions to your representatives on Capitol Hill with Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) -- Contact your State Chapter to make plans
Stop in during one of the following times, to help create flags, parachutes, and protest artwork for the UU presence at the People’s Climate March:
April 26, 4:00 - 8:00 pm Art build and sign making at All Souls Church Unitarian | RSVP here
April 27, 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm Art build and sign making, community dinner and worship at All Souls Church Unitarian | Dinner and Worship will be 6:30 - 8pm, followed by one more hour of arts and sign preparation. RSVP here
Are you hosting an art build at your own congregation? Contact Aly Tharp, firstname.lastname@example.org, and let them know about it!