The People’s Climate March: Taking Climate Issues To the Streets
Food, music and justice come together this Sunday, September 21st as people from around the global gather in NYC for the world’s largest climate march. Starting promptly at 11:30 am, The People’s Climate March will take off from Central Park West, led by a group of communities directly impacted by the climate change crisis. Joining the march will be a vast array of people and communities – college students, interfaith organizations, scientists, environmental organizations… and you! At the end of the month, heads of state are coming to the UN in NYC for a historic summit on climate change. The People’s Climate March is our global message to these leaders, telling them to make decisions that impact the world’s poorest people being effected by our changing climate, food supply and the fight against global hunger.
Having worked on climate change issues for years, our good friends at Oxfam are playing a large, and exciting role in the march. After many months of planning, and a recent victory with Kellogg’s and General Mills agreeing to make changes to climate change issues in their supply chain, Oxfam marchers are amped up and ready to march! Joining the Oxfam group will be massively supportive Oxfam music ambassadors Ra Ra Riot and Angélique Kidjo, star chef Evan Hanczor, and Tshiwe Shiri, a rural woman farmer from the Zimbabwe Rural Woman’s Assembly. Oxfam will chanting “Food Fight!” as they march down the street…after all this is the world’s largest fight for food! The People’s Climate March will conclude at 11th Ave with a celebratory block party and Indian food truck. Join in the fun! Be part of the world’s largest food fight! Sign up to march with Oxfam here! We need everyone to make a change, and everyone includes you! See you on Sunday!
“Wild weather and unpredictable seasons are changing what farmers can grow and is making people hungry. Food prices are going up. Food quality is going down. Soon, climate change will affect what all of us can eat.” – Oxfam International
The March – 11:30 am, Sunday, September 21st
Assembly Location: Central Park West, between 65th and 86thstreets.
- Enter on 65th, 72nd, 77th, 81st, or 86th street.
- The march will begin at 11:30 am.
- March down Central Park West and go east on 59th Street
- Turn onto 6th Ave. and go south to 42nd Street
- Turn right onto 42nd Street and go west to 11th Ave
- Turn left on 11th Ave. and go south to 34th Street
End Location: 11th Ave. in the streets between 34th Street and 38thStreet