|Re: Act for climate justice-from UUSC||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Mary Ann Lundquist (maryannmtn.org)|
|Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:08:57 -0700 (PDT)|
Should someone bring this up at the Social Justice Meeting tomorrow ? Mary Ann On Aug 23, 2014, at 9:41 AM, MADELINE SIMON <madeline-mpls [at] msn.com> wrote: > 1. Did you get this? > 2. Would you like to make this a MAP Action? Either as a suggestion to other > organizations to act, or as an FUS action itself? > > Thanks. > > > > Peace, > Madeline > > Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:30:02 -0500 > From: mobilization [at] uusc.org > To: madeline-mpls [at] msn.com > Subject: Act for climate justice > > > > > > Unitarian Universalist Service Committee > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Dear Madeline, > > > > Join us next month in taking action to support climate justice! Attend the > People’s > Climate March in New York City on September 21 or find, support, > or organize a related event in your area. > > > Climate change poses a threat to human rights in the United States and around > the world. From women’s empowerment to disaster recovery, from access to clean > water to food sustainability, efforts to improve human rights are already > being > strained by climate change. > > > Many communities whose rights are already at risk — including low-income > people, women, indigenous people, and people of color — often experience the > greatest negative impacts of global warming and related processes like fossil > fuel extraction. > > > As a human rights organization committed to working with marginalized people > around the world, UUSC is deeply engaged in supporting communities responding > to these global threats. > > > We invite you to join us in whatever > way you can. In September, timed to coincide with the United Nations > Climate Summit, there will be a mass mobilization in support of climate > justice. Here’s how you can participate: > > > If > you are in the New York area (or can reach New York via sustainable modes of > transportation): Participate in the People’s Climate March on September 21. > This may be the largest climate march in history, with an estimated one > million > people gathering in New York City. There are many events scheduled for the > weekend, including a Saturday night interfaith worship service hosted by young > adults and open to all, a massive interfaith service on Sunday morning before > the march, and a gathering directly following the march at Community Church of > New York, UU. RSVP for > the march now! > > > > > If you are > not traveling to New York: Organize a local solidarity action or contribute > to one that is already being planned. Be part of a demonstration, an > educational activity, a letter-writing event, or any other gathering calling > for effective global action to advance climate justice. In finding or planning > local activities, consider how you can support communities in your own area > that are most affected by the climate crisis and are leading efforts to > respond. > Learn more about participating in > local action. > > > Sincerely, > > > Bill Schulz > President and CEO > Unitarian Universalist Service Committee > > > PS. The People’s Climate March is also the kickoff of Commit2Respond! A > movement > of supporters taking action for climate justice, Commit2Respond is a > collaboration of the > Unitarian Universalist Association, UUSC, the Unitarian Universalist College > of > Social Justice, the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, Unitarian > Universalist Ministry for Earth, and others. > > > > > > > > > > > > > View Message in Web Browser | > Donate | > Update profile/e-mail address | > Unsubscribe | > Website > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > nonprofit software > > > _________________________________________________________________ > To unsubscribe, modify your subscription options, or visit archives, please > visit: > http://lists.cohousing.org/mailman/listinfo/fusclimate
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