NYC People’s Climate March – travel days 1 & 2 (9/14/14)

Hi everyone, this is the first of hopefully daily blogs during travel to New York for the People’s Climate March and then backpacking travel in Europe where I plan to connect with climate activists, Unitarian Universalists, and those involved in the Great Turning, Work That Reconnects.

Its hard to believe that I’m actually on my way to NYC for the People’s Climate March. The past two months I’ve been WWOOFing (Willing Workers On Organic Farms), staying at a WOOFER campsite at my dear friends, Don and Elin’s elkdream-farm in Pleasant Hill, Oregon southeast of Eugene. I’m so thankful for their support, my sister, Kathleen’s support, and others of you (friends and family – you know who you are 🙂 helping me pull together all the loose ends so I could take this trip.

I ran into my fellow 350 Corvallis and Sierra Club EnAct climate activist friend, Aaron Kratz, shortly after boarding the Amtrak Coast Starlight train in Eugene at 5pm yesterday. Aaron boarded in Albany. We arrived here in Emeryville at 8:00 this morning and will be staying overnight along with several fellow travelers including Jean Townes and Tom Smith in preparation for boarding the People’s Climate Train in the morning.

I’ll be in workshops and events starting this Monday, Sept 15, all the way to the Sunday, Sept 21 march, then additional events through the day of the UN Climate Summit on Tuesday, Sept 23rd:
– Sept 15-18: Workshops on the train (see schedule below),
– Sept 19-20: Events sponsored by Global Climate Convergence and others,
– Sept 21: People’s Climate March
– Sept 22: Flood Wall Street event
– Sept 23: Events coordinated with the UN Climate Summit

On about Sept 27, I will be boarding a ship on a 7 day journey from Brooklyn, New York to Southampton, Great Britain. I’m starting out the trip with three bags, but later in the trip, I think I’ll whittle it down to just one. I decided to go ahead and bring my winter clothes and rain gear for travel in northern Europe…

Here’s the ambitious workshop schedule below for the People’s Climate Train that we will be boarding at 9:00am tomorrow, Monday September 15th. Stay tuned for the next blog! 🙂

People’s Climate Train

Day 1- September 15
8:15am-9:00am – Emeryville Kickoff Rally
9:10am-10:00am – Meet & Greet, name tags
10:00am-10:45am – Bay Area Refinery Resistance & Healing with Pennie Opal Plant, Allison Ehara, Ann Puntch, & Stephanie Hervey
11:00am-11:45:pm – Community Right-Based Organizing with Shannon Biggs & Pennie Opal Plant
12:00pm-12:45pm – Artful Activism + Art Station with Lisa Marcus
1:00pm-2:00pm – Art Station: Time to Create!
2:00pm-2:45pm – Non-Violent Communication with Sonya Sukalski & Tony Sima
3:00pm-3:45pm – Transformative Leadership Tools for Climate Justice with Carl Anthony & Paloma Pavel
4:00pm-4:45pm – Transportation/ Mobility Access with Najari Smith
5:00pm-6:00pm – Reno rally stop & welcoming new members
6:00pm-6:45pm – Diet & Climate with Moses Seenarine
7:00pm-9:00pm – Community Circle/ Music/ Poetry
9:00pm-9:45pm – Sounder Sleep with Trish Clifford

Day 2 – September 16
7:00am-7:45am – Buddhist Meditation/Chanting with Sister Santussika & Sister Santacitta
9:00am-10:00am – Utah Tar Sands and Beyond: a journey into the heart of the Colorado Plateau with Lauren Wood
10:00am-10:45am – The Work That Reconnects: Engaging our Passion and Power to Act for Life on Earth with Lara Lwin Treadaway & Matt McHale
11am – 11:45am – Trans/Queer Allyship with River Beck
12:00pm-12:45pm – Creative Expression with the Intent to Connect with Stephanie Hervey
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Art Station: Time to Create!
2:00pm-2:45pm – Putting a Price on Carbon with Tony Sirna
3:00pm-3:45pm – Community Mapping CBE withTBD
4:00pm – 5:45pm – Social Media on the Move – A Hands-On Workshop with Clayton Norman & Bunker Seyfert
5:00pm-5:45pm – Climate Chemistry with Kelsi Himmel
6:00pm-6:45pm – Money in Politics: the Biggest Obstacle to Dealing with Climate Change with Craig Dunkerly
7:15pm-8:00pm – Colorado rally & welcoming
8:00pm-9:00pm – CO Climate Impacts & Activism with Katie Falkenberg & Isaac Riviera
9:00pm-9:45pm – Community Circle: Music & Poetry

Day 3 September 17
7:00am-7:45am – Chilling Out with Chi Gung (Qi Gong) with Bing Gong
9:00am-9:45am – Indigenous Resistance to Keysone XL with John Pappan
10:00am-10:45am – Great March for Climate Action with Peter Clay
11:00am-11:45am – Faith Leaders & Climate Change Panel, moderated by Sister Santussika
12:00pm-1:00pm – Art Station: Time to Create!
1:00pm-1:45pm – The Earth, The City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race with Carl Anthony
2:00pm-2:45pm – Water Security & Climate Change with Chelsea Tu
2:45pm- 3:30pm – Menstruation & Climate Change with Kimberley Schroder
3:30pm – 9:30pm Chicago Stop – Dinner and discussions

Day 4 September 18
7:00am – 8:00am – Buddhist Meditation/Chanting with Sister Santussika & Sister Santacitta
9:00am-10:00am – Conscious Elderhood with Bing Gong
10:00am-10:45am – Lessons from Moral Mondays: Building Inclusive Movements with Marina Skinner
11:00am-11:45am – Rights Of Nature with Pennie Opal Plant & Shannon Biggs
12:00pm- 1:00pm – Art Station: Time to Create!
1:00pm-1:45pm – System Change Not Climate Change with John Foran & Howard Ehrman
2:00pm-2:45pm – Nonviolent Direct Action 101 with Valerie Love
3:00pm-3:45pm – Fossil Free: Divesting from Fossil Fuels with John Murlow
4:00pm-4:45pm – Is a Renewable Future Within Reach? with James D’Albora
5:00pm- 6:30pm – Community Circle/ Music/ Poetry
6:30pm NYC Welcome Rally

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