Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice SANTA FE
Time & Location
About The Event
This event is part of the national Rise for Climate, Jobs, Justice action called by 350.org, Greenfaith, the Indigenous Environmental Network, USCAN, etc. Our event in Santa Fe is also being promoted by the National Energy Democracy Tour. Events are taking around the country including some events in other locations in New Mexico (such as Albuquerque) throughout the month of September.
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The event begins with a 10AM convergence at the PRC building - selected because of the importance of several current and future cases for New Mexico’s energy future that will be decided by the NM Public Regulation Commission.
From there we will march (departing at 10:30AM) in an intergenerational procession with our young people at the lead and appropriate signage up canyon road to Patrick Smith Park in order to engage the foot traffic on that heavily frequented road with our message. At Patrick Smith Park we will gather to ground in shared purpose with a water blessing ceremony from Singing Waters, and prayer led by Joshin Brian Byrnes from the Upaya Zen Center along with interfaith leaders, and words about the confluence of opportunity that this moment represents from New Energy Economy’s Just Transition organizers from Dinétah (Navajo Nation in the Four Corners region where the San Juan Coal Plant is set to close) and community leaders - followed by a potluck strategy lunch (at noon) - during which time folks will share petitions, information, calls to action, etc and everyone will have the chance to network, connect, and inspire one another.
***Potluck dishes will be shuttled from the NMPRC building in the morning - so no need to worry about how to carry your contribution on the march.
At 1PM we will convene just a few minutes away at the Cristo Rey Church gymnasium where participants will have a chance to hear about renewable energy and climate justice proposals being planned for the 2019 legislative session and gain tools to organize and advocate for specific policy initiatives including community solar, competitive procurement for all new energy acquisitions, and a higher renewable portfolio standard.
The event has been planned in segments in order to accommodate diverse participation -- those that want to be out on the streets, those wanting to dig in to policy, those needing family-friendly activities, and those with scheduling constraints.