Buffalo’s Rise Up for Climate Justice, Kick-off Rally at Niagara Square

WHAT:     Western New Yorkers are mobilizing to kick off the Rise Up for Climate Justice campaign and to demand our elected leaders push for ethical climate action in Washington. This event is being planned in solidarity with Pope Francis, an outspoken supporter of climate justice, who will be addressing a joint session of Congress on September 24. The Pope stated in his Encyclical, Laudato Si, “the earth is essentially a shared inheritance, whose fruits are meant to benefit everyone.”

WHO:       Speakers include Darius G. Pridgen (Buffalo Common Council President), Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sierra Club Niagara Group, WNY Interfaith Climate Justice Community, PUSH Buffalo, Seneca Nation, students and more.

WHEN:     September 24, 2015
5:00 P.M. Pre-rally activities 4:00 P.M.*

WHERE:   Niagara Square
Buffalo, NY 14202

WHY:       Before the end of 2015, the people of the world will know if their leaders will take action on one the most critical issues of our time – climate change. The United Nations Climate Change conference to be held in Paris Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, will determine the future of life on planet earth, our common home.

Through Rise Up for Climate Justice, Western New Yorkers are taking a seat at the table in Paris. This rally kicks-off our campaign – a campaign to give Western New Yorkers a strong voice in the crucial global climate conversation while showcasing the significant efforts already being accomplished in our region.

HOW:      For interviews or additional information please contact Antonina Simeti, 510-847-3374, [email protected]

* Pre-rally at 4pm with local WNY musicians and climate justice art installations.