Published September 7, 2018
RISE for Climate, Jobs and Justice
September 8, 2018—10:00 AM
Embarcadero Plaza•Four Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — In what is being billed as the largest climate march ever on the West Coast will take place at Embaradero Plaza in San Francisco on Saturday 8, 2018. RISE for Climate, Jobs and Justice is part of a global day of action to demand elected leaders to commit to no new fossil fuels and a just and fair transition to 100 percent renewable energy.
The march will be led by the indigenous people of this land. Leading the march will be California Indigenous Peoples and other North American tribal peoples. Following by people from this country and across the globe, the Pacific Islander Contingent will have a prominent position. They include people from Kanaka, Maoli Native Hawaiians, Samoans, Fijians, Tongans, the Chamoru of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, people of the Marshall Islands and other island nations in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
Right now, all of the island nations are experiencing floods, drought, and more destructive storms fueled by climate change. Some of the countries like the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, and Kiribati, are already losing land from rising water. The march will have several contingents ranging from frontline community members to labor organizers to renewable energy proponents etc.
The grandmothers will also fill an important role, some will help paint the mural while others help direct traffic. The World’s Largest Street Mural is being made at Civic Center in the afternoon, people who march will have the chance to paint/ participate.
There will be two moments of solidarity before and towards the end of the march to honor those who are unable to attend in person, We’ll mark the beginning and end of the march with a moment of silence and a song. These will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.