Unitarian Universalists Go Big in Washington D.C. for the People's Climate March

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 - 11:00 am     Cafe Fifty-Nine, 409 3rd St. SW 20024  (@ Metro Station - Fed Center SW)

Meet with other Unitarian Universalists at Cafe Fifty-Nine, which 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. The cafe capacity is small, so anticipate that we will also be gathering outside of the cafe on the sidewalk. This is an opportunity to meet and greet, organize, take pictures, have some food and hydration, sing, and generally prepare for the Climate March.

11:00 - 4:00 pm     March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

Unitarian Universalists will be marching together as part of a larger faith contingent, gathering at 11 am for musical offerings and reflections. The gathering point will probably be on 3rd Street NW/SW, south of Constitution; exact meet-up details coming soon. 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.


Sunday, April 30th at All Souls Church Unitarian

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), Rev. Karen Brammer (UUAGreen Sanctuary Program), and Other Community Justice Leaders - TBA

Click here to download a promotional flyer


Advocacy Opportunities

1. Prepare Advocacy Letters to be Hand Delivered by UUs to Congress (must be received by May 4)

2. Help Deliver UU Letters on May 9, with the UUSJ Advocacy Corps

3. Thurs, 27 Apr - Visit & Express your Climate Justice positions to your representatives on Capitol Hill with Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) -- Check back for more info

Art Builds! 

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 22 - 23: Faith community art builds at The Sanctuaries DC | contact [email protected] for more info

April 26, 4:00 - 8:00 pm Art build at All Souls Church Unitarian | RSVP here

April 27, 10:00am - 8:00 pm  Art build and worship at All Souls Church Unitarian | RSVP here

Are you hosting an art build at your own congregation? Contact Aly Tharp, [email protected], and let them know about it!

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