Joining forces with our New England neighbors
We know that climate change must come off the political back burner and become a national priority. It is past time to begin radical reductions in carbon emissions. Our elected leaders are failing us. We must build a people’s movement more powerful than the moneyed interests of business as usual.
Ready to upend business as usual? Ready to fill the climate silence with your voice? Ready to build a regional “power grid” of climate activists to move beyond fossil fuels?
Then join us at the first-ever:
NEW ENGLAND 350 CONVERGENCE
Bringing the struggle against fossil fuels home to New England
485 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA
Saturday Nov. 17 & Sunday Nov. 18, 2012
We are calling on individuals and groups that share 350’s vision of a mass movement against climate change to gather at the NE 350 Convergence to build a regional movement to end fossil fuel use in New England. The Convergence will be devoted to education on fossil fuels in New England, training on methods we can use to expose and end their use, and building collaborations in this movement. Additionally, we will be preparing for regional and synchronized mass actions against fossil fuels on January 19, the Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Since 2007, 350.org has become a strong force in the climate change movement internationally. In New England, statewide 350 groups have formed in CT, ME, MA, and VT. Local 350 groups have formed in NH and RI. Next week, the Do the Math Tour with Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein will begin a tour 20 cities nationally with local stops in Portland and Boston. The time is right for us to come together, as a unified movement and work together to end the single biggest threat to humanity.
What does the Convergence look like? Saturday, Nov. 17 will be a full day of panels, workshops, and fun activities to cross-pollinate ideas and learn how we can better utilize our limited resources.
- Activists from the frontlines will present their stories.
- Educational sessions will focus on tar sands, coal, and gas.
- Small group workshops on divestment, campaign planning, art, and social media.
- Non-violent direct action training for leaders & participants in actions in their regions.
- A final plenary session dedicated to building bridges to other groups.
- An evening dance party and time for socializing.
Sunday, Nov. 18, (morning only) a smaller group of organizers will be planning direct actions in their home regions. Join in, if you can contribute time and talent to coordinate these actions.
The convergence will be held at the Union United Methodist Church, 485 Columbus Ave, Boston. The church is big enough to sleep people from out of town. Bring your camping pads and sleeping bags. Food will be provided for 3 meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday morning.
Please register here.
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What is 350? Go to the 350.org web site to learn about the science behind the movement.