Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice is an international day of protest to advocate for more action on climate change and to oppose the purchase and construction of the ill-conceived Kinder Morgan pipeline, a project that has not received the consent of First Nations peoples along the route. This event will take place in Peterborough on September 8. We will meet at Confederation Square, across from City Hall, at 1pm, and march down area streets and then return to Confederation Park. Along the way and at the park, we will use music, poetry and street theatre to call for immediate acton to curb climate change.
On Friday evening, September 7, at the Main Library, 7-10 pm, we're also hosting a viewing of Directly Affected, a Canadian film about the environmental damage the Kinder Morgan pipeline will cause if built. Dennis Howlett will speak on ways to continue our fight to stop construction of this pipeline. We will start with a showing of the film and have a discussion of it and related issues afterwards.
Here's a YT clip of the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0NDv45gn-E
For more details about the scope of this event, see riseforclimate.org.