Take Action: Global Climate Strike—SA Events

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San Antonio is on the cusp of passing its first ever climate plan. Houston and Dallas are poised to soon follow. While City-owned utility, CPS Energy, has worked hard to weaken the document and allow coal to burn into the 2060s, and the forces of extraction have sought to cloud the discussion with the dust of denialism, the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (PDF) represents, at minimum, a political win over the forces of extraction that continue to plague our state and, thereby, the world.

On September 20, 2019, San Antonians across the city will join millions around the world who are walking out of their schools, workplaces, and homes to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. This Friday and Saturday, there are several opportunities to join young people, their parents, and allies to raise awareness about our global crisis.

Global Climate Strike (September 20, 2019)

September 20, 2019

Climate Strike Teach-In
Sponsored by ALA Climate Club
9am Yanaguana Gardens at Hemisfair
434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, Texas 78205
We will be teaching each other about this global crisis, local solutions, and raising awareness with the broader community through artwork and song. Message us about opportunities to build banners and posters through the week.

Trinity Climate Teach-In
10:30am-12:30pm at Trinity University
1 Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212
A “Climate Change Teach-In” in the tradition of Senator Gaylord Nelson’s very first Earth Day in 1970. Rather than just walk out of classes or off the job, folks are invited to come to Trinity’s Coates University Center (map) from where a variety of faculty and students will present.
Details: rreed@trinity.edu

Global Climate Strike—San Antonio
1pm-4pm at Main Plaza
114 W Commerce St, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone. We deserve a liveable and thriving planet. Join us for this worldwide #ClimateStrike! Bring signs, bring noise makers, bring your friends!

Climate Strike Teach-In
Sponsored by ALA Climate Club
4:30pm Yanaguana Gardens
434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, Texas 78205
We will be teaching each other about this global crisis, local solutions, and raising awareness with the broader community through artwork and song.

September 21, 2019

On the following day, likely to be the largest gathering of the week…

Youth Climate Strike Rally and March
10am-2pm Main Plaza
114 W Commerce St, San Antonio, Texas 78205
We rally for climate justice! We rally for transformative action! We rally for our futures! Join us for this action during the week of the Global Climate Strike (September 20 – 27) as we take to the streets and demand a better world for all!

Related: Bicycle Die-In San Antonio
Sponsored by Bike SA
9:30-11:30am
Burleson Yard Beer Garden
430 Austin St, San Antonio, Texas 78215
Bike from Burleson Yard Beer Garden to Main Plaza to join the Youth Climate Rally. Meet at 9:30am; ride to Mail Plaza at 10am. “Join us as we raise our voices to stop the killing of cyclists in San Antonio. This will be a non-violent, peaceful memorial event. We will send a message to city officials that we need an interconnected network of protected bike lanes. We have the right to be safe when we ride our bicycles.”

September 27, 2019

EarthStrike: Global General Strike
10:00am
Milam Park
500 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207
Contact: earthstrikesatx@protonmail.com

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Related events continue through the month and into October as the San Antonio City Council’s vote on the CAAP arrives October 17, 2019. The most comprehensive calendar on these events is being maintained by Peter Bella.

You can find Climate Strikes in your city by register with 350.org at globalclimatestrike.net or checking in via the Action Network.

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