Time: February 17, 2013 from 11am to 2pm
Location: Congress and Michigan
Street: Congress and Michigan
Website or Map: https://twitter.com/KXLternat…
Event Type: activism, environmentalism, critical mass, skillshare, puppetry
Organized By: Isaac Peter Fosl-van Wyke
Latest Activity: Feb 15
Summary: bike and pedestrian rally in Chicago's Loop in solidarity with the #Forwardonclimate action in DC.
Full description: On Sunday February 17th, thousands of activists will surround the White House in Washington, DC and demand that President Obama reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. The pipeline would guarantee the extraction of dirty tar sands oil, which, as climate scientist Jim Hansen puts it, would be "game over" for the planet.
In Chicago, we will remind President Obama, a former Illinois senator and south side community organizer, of the power of communities committed to justice. Chicagoans will gather in Grant Park to celebrate and display the growth of sustainable communities in our city and reject the authority of governments to destroy the future of our home.
Join students, educators, community organizers, urban agriculturalists, activists, and more in Grant Park at 11am February 17th to show solidarity with protestors in DC. This an an opportunity for us not only to say NO to the Keystone XL Pipeline, but to say YES to moving forward-- here we can all learn more and get involved with the incredible progress in Chicago toward a sustainable future.
****if you want to get involved with organizing this event****
CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to have workshops, skill shares, speakers, bike rides, etc throughout the rally. Is there a way you can display your sustainable practices in Chicago? Let us know- we need you to help us show Obama how it's done.
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