Sat, 22 Feb|
Climate Crisis: National Day of Action
Time & Location
22 Feb 2020, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Glebe Park, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
About the event
We're building a strong, broad coalition. We're proud that this event has been endorsed by the Animal Justice Party, the ANU Postgraduate & Research Students' Association (PARSA), Australian Parents for Climate Action, the Australian Student Environment Network (ASEN), the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC), the Climate Justice Collective, Extinction Rebellion, GetUp!, the Greens ACT, Green Jobs Now, the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) ACT Division, the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU), Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network, School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C), UnionsACT, Uni Students for Climate Justice, the Vintage Reds, and Workers for Climate Action. It has also been endorsed by more organisations on a national basis, or interstate.
2019 was the year the climate crisis became impossible to ignore for millions. This moment of heightened awareness must be seized, to continue building the movement through mass protests. We can’t allow the anger and awareness about the bushfires to fizzle out at the end of summer, have people start accepting unprecedented bushfires as the new normal, or turn to cynicism and despair.
The goals of such action would be to:
1. Channel anger about the climate crisis into mass action
2. Continue to build pressure on our Federal Government to accept our demands
3. Provide a space for those impacted by the climate crisis to be heard
4. Welcome new people into our movement
5. Encourage new alliances amongst groups seeking climate justice