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Friday: 'Tear Down the Walls' event for the Global Climate Convergence

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To gear up for the Global Climate Convergence running from Earth Day to May Day, several progressive organizations are gathering on Friday, March 28 at the Barack Community Recreation Center, 580 E. Woodrow Avenue in Columbus to tear down the walls that seem to separate their grassroots movements, and build together a web of resilience and resistance.

The acceleration of global climate change intensifies all of these struggles and adds a new urgency for collaboration and collective action. Friday's event will being with a drum circle at 7:30 p.m. followed by these multi-media presentations:

  • Bob Brown on the Alliance for Global Justice
  • Marium Husain and Ginnie Vogts on Tax Day actions
  • James Hayes on the Prison Pipeline industry
  • Spokesperson from Don't Frack Ohio

For more information, call (614) 252-9255 or email walk@igc.org. The event is sponsored by the Community Organizing Center of Columbus, the Ohio Student Association, and the Columbus chapter of the UNA.

The Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet, and Peace over Profit calls for a green economic transformation that includes:

  • Universal jobs, health care, and education
  • Food and housing security
  • Economic and political democracy
  • Demilitarization
  • An end to deportations
  • 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030
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