Youth from Portland area schools, along with adult allies, will be gathering to march across the Hawthorne Bridge to the Eastbank Esplanade near OMSI to kick off a full-day climate festival with speakers, tabling, artwork, music, orientations to joining the climate movement, and community-building activities.
- Rally 10:30AM - 11:30AM @ City Hall
- March 11:30AM - 12.30PM @ Across Hawthorne Bridge
- Festival 12:30PM - 5:00PM @ Outside OMSI by Tilikum Crossing
To join the Oregon PSR contingent, please RSVP to Lluvia Merello, Oregon PSR Energy Justice Organizer.
This year's International Day of Peace educational and cultural event, which focuses on the UN's international theme of Climate Action for Peace, will feature a facilitated panel discussion identifying linkages between climate change and global peace and security issues, a cultural dance and procession, a peace pole dedication by the CEO of Hostelling International, a Rangoli art and language lesson, a reception featuring local food and wine, and small group discussions, tabling by local organizations, and networking opportunities. Oregon PSR Healthy Climate Action Team member Dr. Patricia Kullberg will be speaking on our behalf at this event.
Join us in making a stunning visual statement in support of the Global Climate Strike. We will come together to focus on the connection between the ongoing climate crisis and the forced migration that it is causing around the world.
Event schedule:12:00 PM - Gather at east and west march start points (please try and be onsite at 11:45)12:00 PM - Bajo Salario is live on stage at rally site (for those of you who would prefer to view the stunning visual)12:15 PM - March and collaborative art installation (start time may vary slightly)1:00 PM - Speaking, music, art, and celebration....because the world deserves better, we deserve better!1:00 PM - 1:05 PM - Radical Mindfulness Meditation by Dr. Kendall Kendall
To join the Oregon PSR contingent, please RSVP to Maria Landin, Oregon PSR Program Assistant.
Crude oil from tar sands in Canada is being shipped by rail through our neighborhoods and being exported using our rivers, putting our communities at risk and causing untold harm to native lands, boreal forests, our climate, and our health.
In collaboration with many of our community partners, we have planned an upcoming vigil at Zenith Energy, and we hope you will join us. The vigil at Zenith Energy will be one of dozens of events taking place from September 20th through the 27th throughout Oregon during the Global Climate Strike.
We will be keeping watch, legally and peacefully, outside of the Zenith Energy facility to express our concern for the planet, our discontent at the current status quo, and our optimism that things can change for the better. We will be tracking train movements, observing construction at the site, and putting pressure on elected officials, as well as the Zenith Energy facility, to cease these dangerous tar sands oil shipments.
This effort is being organized as part of the Global Climate Strike week of action, with input from the Stop Zenith Collaborative, 350PDX, and other organizations and individuals. Members of the media, public officials, faith leaders, and all others are invited to join the vigil. Bring food to share, illumination for the dark, pictures of what motivates you, music, art, and your watchful presence.
To get more involved, contact Oregon PSR Healthy Climate Action Team member Melanie Plaut, MD by email or phone (503-544-8227) to sign up for a four-hour shift during the vigil. Shifts begin at 7:00 AM & PM, 11:00 AM & PM, and 3:00 AM & PM. Vigil shift partners, safety details, train-spotting techniques, and information regarding tar sands and the history of Zenith will be provided.
Photo above: Public opposition to Zenith Energy at Portland City Hall. Photo courtesy of OPB.