Sunday, September 21, 11:00 AM Texas Capitol Grounds, South Steps Lawn1100 Congress Ave.Austin, TX 78701
See you at The Capitol * RAIN - or - SHINE *
PLEASE USE #CLIMATEMARCHATX
This is a family friendly march so please bring the kiddos! Bring your refillable water bottles.
11:00am Gather at the Capitol grounds lawn
(south steps) Tipi Installation: An homage to
Shield The People’s Spiritual Camp
in resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Visit with STP reps on treaties and
12:30pm Speakers from local Organizations
1:30pm March Begins (S on Congress, W on 6th,
N on Lavaca and E on 11th back to Capitol)
OTHER CONCURRENT HAPPENINGS:
11:00am Community Yoga on the front lawn by the Tipi
12:00pm OM THE DOME group meditation inside the Capitol, honoring International Day of Peace.
THE MESSAGE: Solidarity with the Global Majority
Austin Texas stands with the People’s Climate March in NYC, in calling for accountability from our public leaders to support climate justice. Those least responsible for climate change are those most likely affected by it and those most responsible are the least affected. The advancement of a global environmental justice movement is rooted in action, not words – and is rooted in land, not ideas. Texas stands in solidarity with the global majority who suffer the theft of their land, the extraction of natural resources, the pollution of land and water and the drought brought on by climate change. This is our environment.
On September 21st in NYC:
World leaders are meeting at the United Nations in New York City for the Climate Summit 2014.
Thousands of people will peacefully gather and march, both in New York City and in solidarity events around the world for The People’s Climate March with 350.org.
On September 21st in AUSTIN, TX:
ORGANIZED & SPONSORED BY: Shield The People, 350.org, Equilibrio, Alma de Mujer, BOLD Nebraska, Unify, Sierra Club, ACAN
Sustainability for whom?
The same forces that drive the exploitation of the Earth also drive the exploitation of her people. The continued expansion of the industrial extraction of natural resources leaves people without economic power or access to land. We need power in the hands of the people, not in the hands of corporations. People need to connect back to the land and build sustainable economies that work for everyone. Sustainability means access to land and a meaningful relationship with it. We can only resist climate change when we have the power to ground local economies in the production of culture and land that is equitable and sustainable.
Support land based struggles
Support indigenous peoples sovereignty
Support cultural territory
This is OUR environment.
Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline – Stand with Shield the People
Stop mountaintop removal – Stand with Appalachia
Stop Immigrant Detention – Stand with Immigrants
Stop Mass Incarceration – Stand with the urban poor
Stop Gentrification – Stand with East Austin
Stop Climate Disruption – Stand with the global majority
The demand is for Action, Not Words: take the action necessary to create a world with an economy that works for people and the planet – now. A single meeting or summit will not "solve climate change". This moment is about US - the people who are standing up in our communities, shaping a just, safe, peaceful world.
*PLEASE SHARE WIDELY*
*Marching RAIN or SHINE*
*Bring refillable H20 bottle*
Shield The People is a community movement of the Rosebud Lakota Sioux Tribe in South Dakota organized to protect the rights of the people and the land for future generations.
In March of 2014, the Spiritual Camp was constructed on treaty land as a unified symbol of resistance in the direct path of the Keystone XL Pipeline. A small but strong crew of men and women tend the fire that keeps the camp going.
You can stand united with STP by supporting the Spiritual Camp, Sicangu Wicoti Iyuksa. Please visit ShieldThePeople.org to donate and learn more about the project.