This weekend, Friday September 19th – Sunday September 21st, thousands of people will be gathering in New York City for the Climate Convergence. What are we asking for? “People, Planet, and Peace over Profit! Demand an end to fossil fuels, mobilize for system change, living wage jobs now!” Throughout the day on Saturday PPEHRC will be holding various different workshops connecting issues of poverty to the climate change crisis.
Date: September 19th – 21st
Bus Ticket: FREE (Please call to reserve a ticket)
Join Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) as we take a bus to NYC on September 19th to participate in the NYC Climate Convergence. This will be a conference, skill share and festival rolled into one – assisting mobilization for change to prevent catastrophic climate change. PPEHRC will be holding various workshops connecting issues of poverty to the environmental justice movement. Please join us for the largest climate march in history!
Please join us at the Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit, Sept. 19-21. Come to NYC or bring Convergence to your community by holding a solidarity event wherever you are.
Pushing back against a wave of legislative and judicial action seen as targeting the rights of women, the grassroots organization “We Are Woman” will lead a Constitutional Day Rally in Washington on Saturday, September 13th, launching the return of a demand for the ERA to fully enfranchise women into the United States Constitution. The organizers have included a special tribute to military women and are expecting thousands of supporters from across the nation to attend the rally scheduled from 9:30am-4pm on the west lawn of the Capitol. The rally comes just weeks ahead of the fall elections in which women are projected to be the key voting demographic.
The Philadelphia Urban County Fair is a volunteer driven community festival celebrating the renewal of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods through urban farming, art, education and sustainable community development. We will have a table at the event to promote our urban farm! Come stop by to learn about our farm and hear about our work as an organization.
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Colie McClellan and Mark Kennedy’s critically acclaimed Philly FringeArts production: They Call Me Arethusa. This performance uses spoken word to bring awareness to issues of domestic violence. PPEHRC’s very own, Cheri Honkala, will be participating in a panel discussion following the show on Sept. 14th. Please join us for this special event.
Bringing Equitable Participation into Sustainable Development Decisions
Initiative for Equality is calling for more equitable participation in the discussions and decisions surrounding sustainable development. The United Nations is in the process of adopting new Sustainable Development Goals to supplant the Millennium Development Goals which expire in 2015. Initiative for Equality, or IfE, is a global network of civil society groups and individuals advocating for greater social, economic and political equality. IfE’s global Field Hearings project will be presented at the UN’s DPI NGO conference at UN HQ in New York this week.
On August 9 we will plan how to grow a unified struggle for social justice that codifies our movement demands and builds a Constitution with a foundation of human rights, social justice, solidarity, and ecological wisdom!
A People’s Movement Assembly is a gathering of people who come together to identify community issues, generate solutions, and commit to actions.