Eastbank Esplanade behind the Portland Opera House



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Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 11:30am-2:30pm
December 12th, the day after the UN Paris Climate Talks end, people all across the world are taking to the streets to make sure the people, not the politicians, have the last word. Regardless of what gets decided in Paris, we know that climate leadership is coming from the ground up with the grassroots and cities leading the way. In Portland, we’ll gather at the base of the Tilikum Bridge, the Bridge of the People, for a short rally with music and speakers, before marching across in a call for climate justice. See below for map of meetup location. Co-sponsored by: 350PDX, Bark, Biosafety Alliance, Climate Action Coalition, EcoFaith Recovery, Friends of the Gorge, Greenpeace PNW, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, OEC, Oregon Fair Trade, Oregon Climate, Portland Audubon, Portland Rising Tide, PDX Bike Swarm, Soil Not Oil Coalition, the Sierra Club and more! This peaceful, family friendly event will be outside, so dress to stay warm and dry. There will be warm drinks - tea, coffee, hot cider - and some snacks available. 11:30 AM - Gathering starts - Report back from week of action, featuring a skit from Bark and report back from Soil Not Oil 11:45AM - Music by Wilderness Way 12:00 PM - Short rally featuring Kathleen Dean Moore, Rev. Jayna Gieber, Spotted Earth Woman, Rev. Kathleen Patton, Ernesto Zurita, and singing! 12:30 PM - March across Tilikum Crossing Here are ways you can help make Dec 12th a powerful action: Art Making Parties: Friday, Dec. 4, 12:30-4:30pm- signs, banners, umbrellas, puppets JAMS space at the APANO Building (8114 SE Division St., PDX) https://www.facebook.com/events/562638573885699/ Saturday + Sunday Dec. 5th & 6th, multiple shifts- massive banner (paint-free!?!) Central Lutheran Church, (1820 NE 21st, PDX), RSVP needed https://www.facebook.com/events/562899057206699/ Volunteer on the 12th: We need your help with clean-up, warming stations, unloading signs, and other odd jobs! Fill out the volunteer form and we’ll be in touch about roles. http://350pdx.nationbuilder.com/dec12_volunteer Join the Flash Mob: Watch the video, learn the moves and then show up early on December 12th ready to dance: https://www.facebook.com/events/951273308259289/ Make a donation to help cover costs. Anything is appreciated! https://350pdx.nationbuilder.com/road_through_paris_donate WEEK OF ACTION -- TURN IT OFF!! From December 6th through 12th, Portlanders are planning a week of action targeting many of the things we are trying to TURN OFF in order to TURN ON a world of climate justice. Sunday December 6th: Portland Interfaith Pilgrimage for Climate Justice https://www.facebook.com/events/1496239130679948/ Monday December 7th: Defend the Forests for a Safe Climate https://www.facebook.com/events/444020362453866/ Tuesday December 8th: No LNG Demonstration at the State Land Board https://www.facebook.com/events/1714733818749878/ Thursday December 10th: #StopTPP PDX - Road through Paris Action https://www.facebook.com/events/720356791432359/ Friday December 11th: What LNG Means for Oregon: A Visual Representation https://www.facebook.com/events/979428418780332/ Saturday December 12th: March for Climate Justice http://www.facebook.com/events/558850330947283/