People from across the nation are coming to Washington, DC on April 29 for a day of global climate action. The People’s Climate March, planned by an alliance that includes climate scientists, environmental organizations, faith-based groups, labor unions, indigenous groups, and citizen activists, is expected to attract millions to the nation’s capital as well as companion marches across the country and around the world.
The march will take place starting at 9 a.m. on April 29 at locations near the White House, National Mall and the United States Capitol. For more info, go to: peoplesclimate.org
In the run up to the march, local Waterkeepers are joining Spring of Light, and EcoHermanas to bring the message of the spirit of the water front and center to the People’s Climate March. Sacred water ceremonies will be shared with community on Saturdays, April 1, 8 & 15 with cooperative art-making for the People’s Climate March that tells our local river stories.
The artwork created at each event will be brought to a final culminating evening Honoring Our Sacred Waters ceremony and festival on the banks of the Anacostia at Poplar Point on April 28 6pm – 9pm — the night before the climate march. For more info, go to Facebook event page.
Details of these preview events include:
- Dean Naujoks, Potomac Riverkeeper, will host an “Honoring Our Sacred Waters” event at Hains Point, 900 Ohio Drive, SW, Washington, DC from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 1.
- Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper, will host an “Honoring Our Sacred Waters” event at Patuxent Riverkeeper, Center, 17412 Nottingham Road, Upper Marlboro from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 8.
- Emily Franc, Anacostia Riverkeeper, will host an “Honoring Our Sacred Waters” event at Earth Conservation Corps, 1520 First Street, SE, Washington, DC from 1 to 5 p.m. on April 15.
Spring of Light: Rabiah is a medicinewoman whose Native American roots frame her work. She is called upon to facilitate ceremonies and women’s circles as well as opening blessings at conferences, retreats, and gatherings. Visit Spring of Light online.
EcoHermanas is a community of women that weaves and reconnects communities to Mother Earth. Visit EcoHermanas online.