Young students around the world are calling on millions of adults to join their global climate strikes on September 20 and again on Sept. 27. With the United Nations hosting a Climate Action Summit in New York starting on September 23, students are calling for action to address the impending climate crisis.
Join Climate First! in Silver Spring, Maryland on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 as we show our support for the student "strikers" with a climate strike vs. JPMorgan Chase Bank, the largest investor in fossil fuels of any bank in the world. Coincidentally, on this day--57 years ago in 1962, the environmental classic, "Silent Spring," by Rachel Carson, was published, and would, in part, lead to the modern-day environmental movement. With climate change presently causing ecological and economic havoc world-wide, the message of "Silent Spring" is more relevant than ever.
We'll meet at an outdoor sculpture dedicated to Rachel Carson and her seminal book for short presentations and reflections. Then we'll march to the nearby JPMorgan Chase Bank on Georgia Ave, where we'll call on the lender to start divesting from climate-wrecking fossil fuels.
What: A short march and protest against JPMorgan Chase Bank.
When: 11:30 am, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. The event will end around 1 pm.
Where: Meet at outdoor Rachel Carson sculpture, 1132 Ripley St., Silver Spring, MD.
Misc: Meeting spot is a 3 minute walk from the SE exit of the Silver Spring Metro Station. Leave station, and turn right. Walk by bike racks, and soon proceed uphill on a sidewalk between the transit center and MARC train platform. At top of hill, turn left, and cross Ripley St. to sculpture. Limited time at lunch? Meet us at Chase Bank at 8435 Georgia Ave in downtown Silver Spring. Note: There is no civil disobedience or arrests planned at the event.
For further info and/or to sign-up for this event, contact Ted at [email protected], or (301) 589-7598 (mobile).
For general info, go to Global Climate Strike.