People of faith stand with students and support the climate strike!
Interfaith Power & Light encourages all people of faith and conscience to join with and support the students and youth who will be leading climate strikes on September 20th. We also encourage you to join in with other climate strike events that will be happening through September 27th. Momentum is building toward a powerful week of climate action this September!
Please help us amplify the message on social media use the hashtags: #FaithsForTheFuture, #climatestrike, and #StrikeWithUs.
Millions of people across the world are going to be striking for climate in September. Take a photo or record a short video of yourself holding a sign/ explaining why you’re going to take part and organize with them. Share it on your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account. Be sure to use the hashtags #climatestrike and #FaithsForTheFuture
Download and print a sign to carry and a short faithful speech and prayer here.
For more information on the Climate Strike and a map of events around the world, visit the secular climate strike website:
INTERFAITH POWER & LIGHT EVENTS AROUND THE CLIMATE STRIKE
Arizona Youth Climate Summit, Saturday, September 7, 2019 — 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Student Pavilion, Ballroom — Arizona State University, Tempe campus
Free Film Screening: Youth Unstoppable
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. – Film Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – 1140 E Baseline Rd – Tempe, AZ 85283
The film Youth Unstoppable chronicles the rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement. Documented over the course of 11 years, the film follows the evolution of a diverse network of youth rising up to shape the world they will live in. Register for the film here; https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/free-film-screening-youth-unstoppable/
Student Climate Strike—September 20
There are several marches and rallies in Arizona. All are welcome!
In Phoenix, gather at Maricopa County Courthouse, 125 W Washington St, Phoenix at 2:00 p.m., march to the Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St. at 3:00 p.m., and Rally at the Capitol at 4:00 p.m..
In Prescott there will be a rally and march from 5-8 pm at Courthouse Square.
In Flagstaff, join the Climate Strike on the lawn outside the Flagstaff City Hall, 10:00 a.m.-12 noon.
In Tucson there will be a rally at 11:00 a.m., 88 E. Broadway. For more information contact: [email protected]
California IPL members in Northern California will be joining the Oakland-Laney Climate Strike rally merging with the youth-led march in San Francisco on Friday, September 20. Gather at the Main Quad on the Laney College campus at 10a.m. More information and to sign up click here.
California IPL in Southern California is partnering with the Climate Music Project and A Call 2 Peace for a climate music concert aimed at transforming hearts and minds about the threat that Creation is under and ways to take action. Concerts planned for Sep 20 and Sep 21 in Southern California.
Learn more about these events and additional events at www.interfaithpower.org
Iowa Interfaith Power & Light is supporting these actions:
Des Moines Climate Strike Sept 20— The Called to Climate Action team of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light at Central College in Pella is organizing buses and working with Iowa IPL Chapter Creation Care of Pella to get people to the event. Learn more at their FB event page.
Dubuque Climate Strike Sept 27. The Iowa IPL Called To Climate Action team at the Loras College Student Leadership Team is organizing an event in Dubuque. Learn more at their FB event page.
Cedar Rapids. Student Climate Forum with Julian Castro on Friday, September 20, at Linn-Mar High School Little Theater, 3111 10th Street, in Marion. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., program at 4:00 p.m. Parking may be tight so walk, bus, or carpool if you can and give yourself extra time to get there.
This event is being organized by Linn-Mar students. They are inviting students from other area schools and the public.
For more information, or to share with your friends, use this Facebook event page:
For more information, or to register, visit this mobilize event for the Castro campaign:
Cedar Rapids, Coe College Library steps 10am-10:15am
Cedar Rapids, former Vice President Biden will be featured at a town hall on climate and other issues at the Indian Creek Nature Center, 5300 Otis Road SE, in Cedar Rapids, on Friday, September 20, starting at 12:30 p.m.
IPL-DMV is convening people of faith at the White House as part of the larger rally and march for the DC Climate Strike on September 20th. We’ll stand together as a powerful, prayerful multi-faith contingent to speak out for our neighbors and for the climate we share. Go here to learn more.
Kentucky IPL is supporting climate strike in Louisville, KY. OurEarthNow and other student organizations are holding a rally at 10 a.m., September 20 at Jefferson Square Park (301 S 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202) to demand climate action from elected officials. People of all ages are asked to come and show support for these young people who will be more directly impacted by climate change. Click here to register.
Minnesota IPL is taking part in two events:
What: March to the State Capitol for a youth-led rally
When: September 20, 11:30am
Where: March begins at Western Sculpture Park (387 Marion St, St Paul) and ends with a rally at the State Capitol (75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd)!
Sign up here.
Where: Lake Itasca State Park
Missouri IPL is taking part in Climate Strike St. Louis, September 20, St. Louis City Hall. There will be a kickoff at 10am, local and national speakers at 10:30am, and a Climate March at 12noon.
Missouri IPL is also taking part in the Kansas City, MO September 20 Climate Strike events. At 11am there will be a student walk out from high schools and universities, at 12noon a Student Rally downtown at the UMKC Volker Campus. At 5pm there will be a Mass Rally at JC Nichols Fountain in Mill Creek Park on the Plaza and at 6pm a Mass March around the Plaza following the rally.
Contact Nicole at [email protected] for more information.
Start: Friday, September 20, 2019 1:00 PM
Start at Cooper Park
Cooper Park Trail
Bozeman, MT 59718
Host Contact Info: [email protected]
New Mexico IPL is encouraging participation in the Santa Fe Global Climate Strike on September 20, 6 am-9 pm. All Day School and Labor/Business Strike, Teach-Ins, & Faith Services at the New Mexico State Capitol, 300 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501. People from Taos and northern New Mexico are invited to participate. https://www.earthcarenm.org/sept_2019
Albuquerque. September 20, 12:30-5 PM, Our House is on Fire–Let’s start acting like it, Robinson Park, Albuquerque www.ClimateStrikeABQ.com. Prayers, march, interactive booths in park.
Pittsburgh event: a 10 minute Peace Walk to City Hall and a Silent Meditation joined and supported by the Interfaith Community of Pittsburgh. High school and college students have organized a city-permitted gathering at the City/County building. The students will be reciting poetry, reading essays, and playing music from 12 -3 pm. You can learn more about the event here.
Simultaneous youth-led interfaith gatherings will begin at 10:30 am on September 20 at four churches near the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. Following the gathering, participants will join with the other Climate Strike events in downtown Madison. More information is here.