The time is now! Workers and students around the world are striking on September 20th to demand a just future free from fossil fuels – join us for a rally in Burlington from noon to 2pm at City Hall in the Church Street Marketplace. There will be music, incredible speakers, and lots of chanting as we join Vermonters striking in solidarity with the Global Climate Strike!
11 am: Three (or more?!) marches will converge at City Hall at noon.
1) Start from the Burton Headquarters (180 Queen City Park Road) and march down Pine Street and Main Street. For employees of local businesses and other people traveling from outside of Burlington to join this march, meet in the Burton lobby. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2kimsZm
Note: The Burton parking lot will be open for parking and / but carpooling is strongly encouraged.
2) University of Vermont students are invited to convene on the Andrew Harris Commons (on the green surrounded by the Davis Center, the Terrill Building, Marsh Life Sciences and the Bailey-Howe Library) to build community and have conversations about the climate crisis. Meet clubs, (Organize (Divestment from fossil fuels!) Green Mountain Veggies, Eco-reps and many more) offices, and organizations who are leading the charge for climate action.
11:45 am: All other people, including students from around the state, are invited to join UVM students to march down Main St. to City Hall.
3) 11:30 am: Students from Champlain College are invited to meet in Rozendaal Courtyard to march down together to City Hall.
12 pm: Everyone converges at City Hall for rally with live music, poetry, and speakers including youth activists. Some live speakers consist of city councilor Jack Hanson, some folks from Migrant Justice, and the Sunrise Movement. Great musicians like Burlington Solidarity Singers, Sambatucada and Marxist Jargon.
We’ll create a public art display with fabric strips on a chainlink fence, information will be available from many local orgs, and food for all will be provided by Food Not Bombs.
There will also be a family support area organized and sponsored by Seventh Generation in front of the Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop on Church Street. And after the rally, ice-cream will be available!
Here’s a map with march routes, parking spaces, and rally locations.
We’d also like to thank our sponsors and dozens of individual supporters for their generous support in helping to bring this to life: 350.org, Seventh Generation, Ben & Jerry’s, Sierra Club – Vermont Chapter, Chelsea Green Publishing, SunCommon, Eco-Equipment Supply, Front Porch Forum, Chroma Technology Corp, and Natural Mattress Company VT.
More information at VermontClimateStrike.org and StrikeWithUs.org
Help us make this day – and Week of Action – unmissable!