WHEN: Noon to 3 pm, Saturday, September 21
WHERE: 12 noon, Rally in Battery Park - From State Street: Enter park at Bridge St, head to the river in front of the World War II Memorial
1 pm, March to South Street Seaport Wear Blue! Be part of a symbolic human water surge—dress in blue; wear your ponchos and rainboots; help carry a giant symbolic pipeline, posters, banners and signs
SPEAKERS: Josh Fox, Director of “Gasland” and “Gasland 2;” author Bill Hewitt, City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal; Sean Sweeney of the Cornell Global Labor Institute; as well as representatives from 350NYC, New York State Nurses Association, NYU Divest, System Change Not Climate Change, and Occupy the Pipeline.
VISUALS: A chalk line across lower Manhattan marking the projected sea level rise by 2100, a 36-foot papier-mâché pipeline, thousands of climate activists dressed in blue.
WHO: 350NYC, 350NJ, Occupy the Pipeline, United for Action, Food & Water Watch, Greater NYC for Change, Global Kids, Credo, NYSNA, Sane Energy, and System Change Not Climate Change and a large coalition of New York environmental groups on this national day of speaking out sponsored by 350.org.
Calling on all New Yorkers to take to the streets to demand that President Obama deny the permit for Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in the most widespread day of action to date in the campaign to stop the disastrous project. A broad coalition of groups will march through Manhattan’s financial district to oppose Keystone XL and other local fossil fuel infrastructure, such as the Spectra and Rockaway Pipelines and the proposed Port Ambrose liquefied natural gas terminal. . Rally and March as we “Draw the Line” on destructive extraction and pipeline projects that contribute to climate change, rising sea levels, and ongoing financial and social costs in our region.