Join NCIO for historic Sept march & coal-funding protest
September 2018 is going to loom large in the history of turning back climate change: the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) is coming to San Francisco, a coordinated climate mobilization will erupt in four hundred cities across the planet the weekend before GCAS, and a wide range of climate justice and environmental stewardship events are scheduled throughout the Bay Area.
No Coal in Oakland will be there. We hope you’ll join us as we tell our story; link Oakland’s struggle with others across our region, state, and world; and press our newest strategy in the fight to keep our waterfront from the toxic grasp of coal-behemoth Bowie Resource Partners.
Sat Sept 8th: RISE for Climate Jobs & Justice
Assemble at foot of Market St, 10 am: Look for the No Coal in Oakland banner on Steuart St, between Market & Mission
March to Civic Center at 11am
At Civic Center: Help paint NCIO’s forty-foot panel in the RISE street mural (UPDATE: we’ll paint our mural at the corner of Grove St. & Larkin St. — the intersection shared by the SF Public Library and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium)
Join San Francisco’s headlining march from Embarcadero Plaza to Civic Center, in coordination with hundreds of cities across the planet. At the march’s endpoint, NCIO will be inviting marchers to help paint one of up to fifty circular panels, each of them thirty-five feet in diameter, in the streets surrounding Civic Center Plaza, an electrifying work of protest art scaled to our region’s central role in this year’s GCAS. We’ll be engaging thousands of marchers, telling our story and asking for signatures on No Coal in Oakland’s Open Letter to the bank behind the proposed coal terminal’s financing, Bank of Montreal. RSVP on Facebook to let us know you’ll be there!
Weds Sept 12: Protest Bank of Montreal financing of Oakland coal terminal
Protest outside the Principles for Responsible Investment conference
Wed Sept 12th from 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Marriott Marquis Hotel (780 Mission @ 4th St., San Francisco)
Principles for Responsible Investment, an organization that bills itself as “the world’s leading proponent of responsible investing,” is holding its annual meeting at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, concurrently with the GCAS. No Coal in Oakland will protest outside the conference on Wed Sept 12th from 12 noon to 1:30 pm, calling attention to how Bank of Montreal has been instrumental and irresponsible in attempts to raise money to finance a proposed coal terminal on the Oakland waterfront. If the bank continues with its plan to aid and abet the coal industry, we’ll be warning pension funds, investment advisors, and institutions away from this toxic, risky, and deceptively marketed investment “opportunity.” We’ll also be inviting conference attendees to sign on to No Coal in Oakland’s Open Letter to the Bank of Montreal. If there’s no funding, there will be no terminal! You can RSVP for the Sept 12th protest on Facebook.
And there’s more!
NCIO’s events are part of an enormous effort — from regional to global — to lead on climate issues from the grassroots up. To help find more ways you can participate, our allies at Sunflower Alliance have posted a Schedule of People’s Climate Actions taking place over the first two weeks of September. On Sunflower’s calendar, you can find links to non-violent direct action training, panels, films, art builds, the annual Soil Not Oil conference, the Solidarity to Solutions (Sol2Sol) Summit, the Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice, and much more — in addition to the events described above.
Please plug in! “Grassroots” means all of us, for everyone’s future!!