Gathering and March in Solidarity to Protect Sacred Land From Tar Sands Projects
When: February 17 at 1 pm
Where: Starting Place: South-West Side of Paseo De La Plaza in Olvera Street. (Between North Los Angeles St. & Main St.)
Destination: City Hall Los Angeles – 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA (South Side Steps)
Prayer for the Earth, music, dance, speakers, and closing ceremony
Stand in Solidarity with the LARGEST climate demonstration in Washington D.C. yet!
On Sunday, February 17th at 1pm join Tar Sands Action Southern California, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign, NRDC, Food & Water Watch, and Coalition Against Nukes among others as we march in downtown Los Angeles to deliver a message – “Solve the Climate Crisis! Take a Stand Mr. President!”
(See below those organizations & businesses who are standing in solidarity.)
~ WHY MARCH ~
Tell Barack Obama it’s time to lead in the fight against climate change, beginning with the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. It is time for a Renewable Energy Future – one that doesn’t include dirty and dangerous fuels like Coal, Fracking, Tar Sands and Nuclear.
~ WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY ~
This demonstration is in solidarity with the Washington D.C. march happening the same day organized by 350.org, Sierra Club and Hip Hop Caucus. Thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make “Forward on Climate” the largest climate rally in history. We encourage everyone to attend the D.C. rally (http://act.350.org/signup/presidentsday), but for those unable to make the journey you can still stand in solidarity and make history right here in Los Angeles.
More Info on Tar Sands: http://bit.ly/wB0OPU
Twitter Hashtag: #FwdClimateLA
**WEAR BLACK TO FORM THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE**
1. Fletcher Brown Square (“Los Angeles Mall”) at Temple and Los Angeles, enter parking on Los Angeles St., not sure of price.
2. Union Station
3. Classic Public Parking on Spring St., bw Alpine and Ord St., big lot, $4.00 on Sunday. About 2.5 blocks s. or e. of Olvera (I get turned around in direction there)
4. There is a another public pkg lot just southeast of Pueblo before Cesar Chavez Blvd.,enter on Spring St.
5. a parking lot in front of the post office, one block north of Union Station on Alameda.
– Ed Begley Jr., Master of Ceremonies
– Congressman Henry A. Waxman (CA-33)
– Council Member José Huizar, 14th City Council District of Los Angeles
– Chief Phil Lane Jr., The Four Worlds International Institute
– Opening Prayer by Morning Star Foundation Indigenous Grandmother’s Council with the Humming Bird Drum – Intertribal Women’s Native Drum.
– Gloria Arellanes, Tongva Tribe – Elder/Wisdom Keeper, Grandmother’s Council
– Rachelle Figueroa, Clan Mother of the Yamassee Muskogee Tribe
– Dr. Josh Fischer, Climate Scientist
– Jack Eidt, Tar Sands Action SoCal & Wilder Utopia
– Aura Vasquez, Sierra Club Organizing Representative
– Brenna Norton, Food & Water Watch
– Torgen Johnson, San Onofre Safety
– Jordan Howard, Youth Sustainability Educator
– Rabbi Jonathan D. Klein, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
– Finian Makepeace from The Makepeace Brothers, Singer/Songwriter
– Miranda Rondeau devotional singer, frame drum artist
– The Billionaires, a culture jamming political street theater organization
– Matt Sedillo, Grand Slam Poet
– Aja Janea, Poet/Songwriter/Activist
WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY
Tar Sands Action Southern California
Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign
Coalition Against Nukes LA
Food and Water Watch
Burbank Green Alliance
Citizens Climate Lobby
Long Beach Coalition for a Safe Environment
LA Green Festival
Find out about the supporting organizations on the Facebook page: http://j.mp/RallyLA
Contact Jessica Aldridge for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out More:
International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects See signing of Treaty last month http://youtu.be/7ETzp2iWCGU
Supported by Yankton Sioux Tribe, The Black Hills Treaty Council, The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association, Yinka Dene Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network, West Coast Environmental Law, Honor the Earth, Earth First, Tar Sands Blockade, Walking the Red Road, 350.org, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, National Resource Defense Council, Bold Nebraska, Public Citizen, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, United Religions Initiative North America, Forest Ethics, and Tanker Free BC.