Join the Strike in Ashland on Friday, September 20 The Time is NOW to act!

The next great moment in the climate movement: the global all-ages climate strike.

Ashland, Oregon, September 13, 2019: On September 20th, millions of people of all ages around the world will walk out of their classes, jobs, and homes as part of a Global Strike to demand climate action now.  Southern Oregon residents of all ages are invited to participate.

Unite for Climate Action, noon – 3:45 pm

Butler Bandshell, Lithia Park

No charge to attend

In Ashland, students will rally in the Plaza at approximately 11a.m.  Immediately after the rally, the strike will move to Butler Bandshell in Lithia Park for an intergenerational community celebration and day of solidarity. Under the creative direction of theater artist Barret O’Brien, the bandshell will host local music, uplifting presentations, poetry, and opportunities to take action to address the climate crisis. Confirmed performers include musicians Adey Bell, Cedric Lamar, Daniel Sperry, and UNIVERSES, and poets Manya Orescan, Joshua Boettiger, and Shoshana Alexander. A food truck will be available but organizers also encourage participants to BYO picnic with plates, water bottles, and reusable utensils. Our goal is zero waste!

The Global Climate Strike is poised to be the largest worldwide collective action in history. Led by a diverse coalition of youth-led and adult organizations, September 20 is an intergenerational day of striking that will launch an entire week of climate action. Learn more about the global movement at https://strikewithus.org/.

Southern Oregon Climate Strike Coalition partners are Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN), Southern Oregon Pachamama Alliance Community, Geos Institute, ORD2 Indivisible, Post Growth Institute, Rural Oregon Climate Political Action Committee (ROCPAC), Pollinator Project Rogue Valley, Sustainable Rogue Valley, Climate Reality Project Southwestern Oregon Chapter, KS Wild, Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, the City of Ashland, and Sustainability at Southern Oregon University.

//inserted by Sharon