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To everyone who cares about a safe climate future, this is your invitation to join the #GlobalClimateStrike on September 20 - people around the world standing up to confront the climate crisis when our politicians won’t.
WHAT's HAPPENING ON THE BIG DAY?
From 12.30 we will assemble in Queens Gardens (Cnr George and Elizabeth Streets, Brisbane)
1.00 Welcome to Country from Aunty Deb Sandy followed by other speakers
1.30 March to Musgrave Park over Victoria Bridge. We’ll be marching in the following order: First Nations, Young children with carers, Students and Youth, Workers and Unions, Faith Groups, Everyone else!
2.15-2.30 Arrive in Musgrave Park
2.30-3.30 Welcomed with a dance performance from Pacific Climate Warriors, information stalls + more inspiring speakers
3.30 Music from "Crown", local band from Kenmore State High School
4.00 - CLOSE
For Site Map, March Route & other important info see here: http://bit.ly/2k8EQ73
- Aunty Deb Sandy - to give the Welcome to Country
- School Striker Parker R - 10 year old from Annerley with his poem “Save our World’
- School Striker Sunny from West End State School
- Stuart Traill - State Assistant Secretary of the Electrical Trades Union. Stuart will be speaking the need for a fair transition for workers and to build publicly owned renewable energy
- Sid Plant - A fifth generation cattleman, member of the Oakey Coal Action Alliance who have been fighting to protect prime farmland from the expansion of the Acland coal mine expansion.
We will have an Auslan interpreter on the day.
The PROGRAM is now finalised and we aren't accepting any more offers to speak.
- This is a permitted event, and we will have a police escort on our route through the city.
- We have a welfare team to look out for everyone on the day with extra water, sunscreen and first aid.
- If you can help volunteer as a road or welfare marshall please sign up here: http://bit.ly/strikevol
- If you are marching with small children, please keep them supervised, make a meeting point if they get lost, and consider having a way to put your phone number on their arm so you are easily contactable.
WHAT TO BRING
Your friends and family! We need everyone.
Banners / Flags representing the group / union / organisation you are part of!
Hat and Sunscreen
Water bottle -- It’s likely to be hot!
Australia is already on the frontlines of the climate crisis. Prolonged drought. Flash flooding. Catastrophic bushfires, severe cyclones and heatwaves. But just at the time when we need to ramp up climate solutions, we have elected a Government that wants to open the floodgates to new coal, oil and gas projects that put all of us at risk.
So, on September 20, three days before the UN Emergency Climate Summit, school students are inviting everyone to join us for our biggest ever global #ClimateStrike.
By taking time off school and work together around the world, we’ll show our politicians that people everywhere want climate justice and we’re not going away until we get it. We’ll strike in solidarity for everyone who’s already being hurt by the climate crisis and everyone who will be impacted if we don’t act now: workers, first nations people, young people, mining communities and more.
Everyone is invited, everyone is needed. On March 15, 1.6 million of us went on strike around the world. On September 20, we’re going to take our movement to the next level. If you’re an adult, please take the day off and invite your friends, workmates and families to join us.
See you on September 20 to strike for climate justice.