The UUA, Side With Love, and UU Ministry for Earth have joined as partners with the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20th and we’re inviting you to #StrikeWithUs.
On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and the world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis.
The strikes are just the beginning of an escalated movement where millions will take to the streets to demand action now, especially for those most impacted by climate change who have done the least to cause it.
Here’s what’s already happening among UUs:
- Delegates at our recent General Assembly in June affirmed an Action of Immediate Witness to Build a Green New Deal and began organizing right at GA for the Global Climate Strikes.
- UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray will be marching with UUs and thousands of others in New York City, and there will be powerful events all over the US and the world. UUs and friends are already registering here.
- A group of UU ministers led by Rev. Peggy Clarke, Senior Minister at The Community Church of New York Unitarian Unviersalist, have put together an excellent informational flyer on the Strikes and the many ways we can participate.
- UU Conference – Advancing Economic and Climate Justice as a Moral Issue: Building a Movement for a Green New Deal – Sept 15-17 in Washington, DC. Come for the first day at All Souls Unitarian Church to hear from some amazing speakers from our most impacted communities and learn about actions we can take – or stay for the next day or two to get trained in advocacy and visit congressional representatives. Learn more and register now.
Please join us for this crucial event on Sept. 20th. It is just the beginning of a new climate movement built on the foundation of decades of climate justice work and activism. Organizers are actively planning strategies for now through November 2020 and beyond.
UUs have always been there. We are still needed now, more than ever.