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Indigenous, Frontline Community Groups and Climate Leaders Kick Off Solidarity to Solutions Week of Action

Global Climate March Participants Counter Jerry Brown’s Climate Summit


September 3, 2018

San Francisco-- From September 8-14, 2018 in San Francisco, on the traditional lands of the Ohlone people, the It Takes Roots Alliance, representing more than 200 organizations from the US, Canada and internationally, will convene the Solidarity to Solutions (Sol2Sol) Week to counter Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS).

The week of action will kick off September 8 with the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice March with thousands of youth, climate leaders and Indigenous Peoples from California, the nation and the world taking to the streets to demand climate justice and advocate for clean and renewable strategies to fight climate change.

What: “It Takes Roots Solidarity to Solutions (Sol2Sol) Week.” The week kicks off with thousands marching for climate justice ahead of Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit. It will continue with five days of actions and tours to highlight individual front line fights against fossil fuels and climate change -- from the Bay Area to Puerto Rico -- and solutions to the climate crisis.

Who: Thousands of Indigenous and climate justice leaders, frontline communities and organizations from California, the nation, and across the world.

When and Where: Key Activities September 8-13, 2018 across the San Francisco Bay Area

9/8 9am: Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice March Press Conference with local, national and global climate leaders

Location: Embarcadero Plaza (formerly Justin Herman Plaza), adjacent to the Vaillancourt Fountain.

10am depart from Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco, CA

** 9/9-9/13: Final times and Locations to be announced Wednesday, September 6th**

• 9/9: Solutions Tours to Bay Area communities impacted by climate change and fossil fuels. Busses depart between 11am & 11:30am from 1900 Fourth street Berkeley, CA Berkeley, CA for tours across the Bay Area.

• 9/10: Direct Action outside of Governor’s Task Force Meeting ahead of GCAS, 8am, 55 Cyril Magnin St., San Francisco, CA 94102-2812

• 9/11: Solidarity to Solutions Summit, La Raza Park, 10am-8pm, 2827 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco, CA 94110

• 9/12: Our Power Puerto Rico & Just Recovery event on the Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise boat with climate disaster survivors (exact location to be determined)

• 9/13: Press conference & direct action with Indigenous, Black, and Brown community leaders in the fight against climate change at the entrance to GCAS.

Visuals: An intergenerational, diverse group of people holding large banners, creating street murals, gathered together in prayer, and taking part in direct actions.

Activities over the following days will include Solutions Tours to Bay Area communities who have been most affected by fossil fuels and inadequate climate change mitigation models, events with climate disaster survivors, direct actions that reveal the true nature and responsibility of those hosting the GCAS, a Solidarity to Solutions People’s Summit that includes cultural organizing, arts and much more!

The Sol2Sol Summit is free and open to the public, prioritizes community-based and environmentally-sound solutions that take into account the interconnected nature of the economic, democratic and climate threats that our communities currently face. Throughout the Week participants will demand that elected officials attending the GCAS remain committed to communities not corporations.


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