Tuesday, November 24, 2015

COMMUNITY GATHERING: WNY Campaign for Climate Justice

Sending Our Voices to the U.N. Climate Conference in Paris

In preparation for the critical United Nations Climate Conference in Paris, the Rise Up For Climate Justice Campaign of WNY sponsored a public rally at Niagara Square in September calling on our elected officials to act in earnest to curb Climate Change:
  • To protect people and all living things on our planet from the worst impacts of climate change, now and into the future, by stoping global warming pollution caused by burning fossil fuels.
  • To ensure a just transition for communities and workers impacted by the shift from fossil fuels to clean energy sources.
Photo by Nathan MacFarlane
Now, as the start of U.N. Climate Conference nears, the Rise Up For Climate Justice Campaign will sponsor a Community Gathering to collect our voices and make them heard by U.S. negotiators in Paris.

Supporters have signed a Climate Justice Pledge. A scroll bearing the names of the pledge signers will be revealed at the Community Gathering and ceremoniously passed on to UB law students who will travel to Paris and present it to an official at the U.N. Climate Conference

Please Join Us at the Community Gathering

Food will be provided along with Music and Ceremony.

Families and children are welcome.

WHEN: Saturday, November 28 at 5:30pm-8:30pm

WHERE: Temple Beth Zion (auditorium), 805 Delaware Ave., Buffalo [Map]

The Community Gathering is Free and Open to the Public.


Come show your support for our student representatives as they prepare to leave for Paris to call on U.S. leaders for bold action on climate change for a just and livable future.

The Community Gathering is registered as one of the Global Climate Events at 350.0RG. Show your support for the Global Climate Justice Movement by adding Your Name Here: act.350.org/event/global-climate-march_attend/11869


QUESTIONS? Contact niagarasierraclub@gmail.com or embodiedcosmology@gmail.com 

On Nov. 30 through Dec. 11, Rise Up For Climate Justice will sponsor a community-wide vigil for the duration of the U.N. Climate Summit.

WHO ARE WE: The Rise Up For Climate Justice campaign comprises diverse groups of Western New Yorkers including people of different faiths, students, people of color, teachers, indigenous people, labor unions, community activists, environmentalists, artists, performers and local politicians. The campaign is open to all people

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Climate Change Theatre Action at Hallwalls - Dec.1

A reading of short plays, poems, and songs on the theme of climate change by some of today's most exciting writers.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 7:00pm-8:30pm
WHERE: Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo

As part of Climate Change Theatre Action and in partnership with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and Rise Up for Climate Justice, director Matthew Clinton Sekellick presents a semi-staged reading of 18 short plays, poems and songs by national and international playwrights on the subject of climate change. 

This action is in support of the United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) taking place November 30-December 13, 2015

Ranging from comedy to drama, this diverse group of texts by some of today’s most exciting playwrights presents a global perspective on issues related to climate change, from community gardens to refugees, climate deniers to drought.

Climate Change Theatre Action is a series of worldwide readings and performances intended to bring awareness to, and foster discussion about, climate change during the months of November and December 2015.

It is part of ArtCOP21, Cultural Programme for Paris Climate 2015.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

EVENTS: Rise Up For Climate Justice Campaign of WNY

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Funded in part by grants and donations from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 
Communication Workers of America, WNYEA, Peace Education Fund, Sierra Club Niagara Group

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Film Screening: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING - The Global Climate Crisis and Solutions

Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library—Auditorium
1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203 [MAP]
(Enter from Clinton St. between Washington St. and Oak St.) 
For more information:
Clarke Gocker, PUSH Buffalo, 716-884-0356
Or the Library, 716-858-8900

Film Trailer


A Time to be Thankful for Family, Friends, Food and More.

The image is Norman Rockwell's painting "Freedom from Want" (1943), which is often referred to as 'The Thanksgiving Picture'. Rockwell inserted a partial self-portrait in the lower right corner.

The painting was inspired by the speech delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Congress in his State of the Union address (1941). Roosevelt spoke about Four Freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom from fear, freedom of worship, and freedom from want.