MOBILE-IZING FOR EARTH WEEK
DAY ONE: STRIKE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22
Day One is Earth Day, where we will be focusing on the climate crisis itself and amplifying the voice of Indigenous communities and POC leaders. CAYCS will be hosting a variety of virtual actions, including fireside chats on Instagram live and a screening. We will also be publishing a short article and podcast each day! The schedule for our Day One events can be found below. You can RSVP and find more info about most events by clicking on the event titles.
11:45-1:00pm - Silicon Valley x Green Foothills Virtual Earth Day Event
Join Lexi, Helen, and Jamie, co-leads of Silicon Valley Youth Climate Strike, as well as a lineup of local inspirational speakers - including the co-founder of Earth Day - for a virtual 50th anniversary celebration. We’ll be talking about how climate trikes fit into the overall environmental movement, including protecting Coyote Valley.
11:45-7:00pm - San Diego 350 x San Diego Youth Climate Strike Uprising
In San Diego, local organizations (including CAYCS's local San Diego Youth Climate Strike chapter!) are collaborating to create a full afternoon of speakers, art and music, information, and interactive actions – all online and open to everyone. The uprising will kick off with a main rally at 11:45, followed by a variety of workshops and sessions until 7 pm.
5:00-6:00pm - Fireside Chats: Community Gardening, Native Plants, and Food Justice
The Fireside Chat on Community Gardening centers on the topics of food justice, native plants, sustainable farming, and, of course, community gardens! We will discuss some of the topics covered in our articles and podcast episodes throughout Earth Week, as well as answering questions from the audience about almost anything plant-related. Tune in to our Instagram Live on @climatestrikeca!
6:00-7:00pm - Fireside Chats: Immigration
Watch our Instagram Live on @climatestrikeca at 6pm for a discussion on the intersection of climate and immigration, as well as the current coronavirus situation and how it's impacting the community.
Únase a nosotros este miercoles a las 6 de la tarde por una discusión de la intersección del clima, la inmigracion, y la situación del coronavirus y su impacto en la comunidad.
6:00-8:00pm - Screening of “The Condor & The Eagle”
Close out Earth Day with an award-winning documentary that showcases a truly inclusive movement led by the most impacted Indigenous communities.
Hosted By: Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth, Side With Love, the International Initiative for Transformative Collaboration, & The Condor & The Eagle Impact Campaign
ABOUT EARTH WEEK
APRIL 22 - APRIL 24
This Earth Day, California Youth Climate Strike is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day through a three-day program of climate action. We will be conducting teach-ins, fireside chats, Q&A panels, and more from Wednesday, April 22nd to Friday, April 24th. Due to COVID-19, all actions will be held online. Teach-in presentations and Q&A panels will be held through Zoom webinars, so make sure to RSVP for the ones you're interested in below! We hope to see you there!
DAY TWO: DIVEST
THURSDAY, APRIL 23
Continue Earth Week with us on Day Two as we examine divestment, climate financing, and the consequences of capitalism manifesting in the climate crisis. Join us for a teach-in workshop, Q&A panel, and fireside chats on Day Two! The schedule for our Day Two events can be found below. You can RSVP and find more info about most events by clicking on the event titles.
To combat the climate crisis, we must tackle the very capitalist mindset of infinite growth (at the expense of human and environmental rights) that brought us here. In this teach-in and Q&A panel, we will explore alternatives to this lifestyle through discussing ecosocialism, the Green New Deal, and regenerative solutions we can learn from Indigenous peoples. SYSTEM CHANGE, not climate change.
2:00-3:30pm - Teach-In + Q&A Panel: COVID-19 vs Climate Crisis
This teach-in will focus on the relationship between our responses regarding COVID-19 and the climate crisis, as well as how we can take what we learn from this pandemic and apply it to the climate crisis.
This teach-in will discuss the connections between the climate crisis and the prison industrial complex by examining the history of prisons and the rise of the prison abolition movement, focusing on the concepts of carceral capitalism and racial capitalism in particular. We will then compare the consequences of the prison system to the consequences of the climate crisis. The bottom line: our current system is designed to oppress.
5:00-6:00pm - Fireside Chats: Ecological Epidemiology
This fireside chat will discuss how the climate crisis is exacerbating and contributing to diseases and epidemics and how we can alter our actions to ensure a disease-free future. Tune in to our Instagram Live at @climatestrikeca!
6:00-7:30pm - Fireside Chats: How to be an Ally to Indigenous People
This fireside chat will honor Indigenous culture and their land and teach participants how to be proper allies to the Indigenous community and how to properly honor the land you walk on. Tune in to our Instagram Live at @climatestrikeca!
DAY THREE: VOTE
FRIDAY, APRIL 24
On the last day of our action, our focus will be on political engagement. To increase political engagement, CAYCS will be hosting multiple teach-ins and a fireside chat. Make sure to RSVP for our final Earth Week events below! The schedule for our Day Three events can be found below. You can RSVP and find more info about most events by clicking on the event titles.
In this webinar we'll look at some of the ways climate change is affecting people and the reasons why action needs to be taken. We will answer questions such as: What are we leaving for the next generation if we continue “business as usual”? Why should I care about the future?
Featuring Amah Mutsun Tribal Youth
This teach-in and Q&A will discuss colonialism, the extractive industry’s effects on tribal land, how Indigenous activism can hold the solution, and also feature a conversation with Amah Mutsun youth regarding land and sea stewardship.
3:30-4:30pm - Conversation with Shahid Buttar
Join us in our conversation with congressional candidate and legal advocate Shahid Buttar (CA-12) as we discuss his platform, plans for climate justice, and long history of advocacy — whether it be voting rights, reproductive freedom, the Occupy Movement, or immigrant justice — as well as his challenge to unseat Nancy Pelosi. We’ll cover topics like the Green New Deal, digital rights, and Shahid’s plan to reform the “criminal injustice system.”
This teach-in will discuss how voter suppression is making it more difficult for people’s votes to be counted equally and how that ties to the environmental justice movement.
6:00-7:00pm - Fireside Chats: Lessons from this Pandemic
In the midst of COVID-19, our daily lives are being disrupted like never before. To end off Earth Week, we will be discussing all things coronavirus-and-climate-change related, from how we’re all feeling to a special emphasis on the relationship between the economic depression from COVID and how solutions to climate change might simultaneously serve as the way out we’re looking for. Tune in to our Instagram Live at @climatestrikeca!
Check out Day Three's Community Gardening Podcast Episode!