In September, more than 7 MILLION people worldwide mobilized to demand climate action as part of the Global Climate Strike. That included over 900,000 people across Canada and almost 200,000 in Vancouver, making it the biggest march ever in our city. But that was only the beginning!
No matter what happens during the election, we will not stop taking to the streets! Join us and Greta Thunberg on October 25th, 11am – 2pm PT, at the Vancouver Art Gallery for our next climate strike!
– Outline important next steps for climate strikers across Canada
– Hear speeches from special guests
– Show that we will continue standing up to those in power for our futures
10am: Press Conference for the Lawsuit, details below.
*NOTE: this is targeted at media, as the press conference involves one hour of speeches and Q&A.*
11am: Strike Welcome & Speeches
-The march itself will be approximately 3km through the streets of downtown, starting at the Vancouver Art Gallery
-We hope to have ASL interpreters present, this will be confirmed later this week. Please contact us with specific needs!
-The strike will be a scent-reduced environment; refrain from wearing scented products the day before and during the event. -This includes perfumes, lotions, hair products, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, etc.
-Washrooms are accessible at the Art Gallery as well as in Pacific Centre.
If you have any specific needs that are not covered here, please direct message us on Facebook and we will do our best to accommodate you!
The strike will also feature an exciting announcement about a key next step in the Canadian youth climate movement.
More than a dozen Canadian youth from across Canada will file a lawsuit against the Canadian government for actively and knowingly contributing to climate change, and not protecting their Charter and public trust rights from the harms they are experiencing due to the climate crisis. Supported by the David Suzuki Foundation, Arvay Finlay LLP and the Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and Litigation, and with technical expertise from Our Children’s Trust, the lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal actions filed by youth against their governments across the planet, and is the first federal youth climate litigation in Canadian history, marking a major milestone in Canada’s youth climate movement.
We acknowledge that this gathering will take place on the unceded, traditional, ancestral and occupied homelands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh). For those who are non-Indigenous, our presence on these lands is an ongoing act of colonization. When we acknowledge these territories, we also acknowledge our responsibility to center and support Indigenous sovereignty in all our organizing.