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Recommended public events during NYC Climate Week

September 19-28, 2019

Indigenous leaders, climate activists, youth, environmental advocates and global leaders are converging in New York City for the next two weeks. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres will host a high-level meeting on the climate crisis from September 21-23 at the U.N. headquarters in New York, as people take to the streets and hold public events to demand bolder, justice-focused solutions.

Amazon Watch will be in New York to amplify the voices of forest defenders, put pressure on corporations and financiers of deforestation, and call for an end to the deliberate fires being set in the Brazilian Amazon.

We recommend attending the following events:

Thursday September 19

Amazon Fires Teach-In (NYU)
"Searching for Common Threads and Alternatives in Brazil's Amazonia and Bolivia's Chiquitania"
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Plaza
More info here

September 20-27

Global Climate Strike
More info here

September 20-23

Our Village Community Corner: Climate Action by the People
Presented by If Not Us Then Who and Hip Hop Caucus
Helen Mills Event Space and Theater
137-139 West 26th Street
More info here

Friday September 20

NY Global Climate Strike with Greta Thunberg
12:00 noon in Foley Square
Meet at the corner of Franklin and Lafayette Streets (southwest corner)
More info here

Saturday, September 21

Aruanas: Entertainment As a Mobilization Tool to Solve the Climate Crisis
7:00 - 10:00 pm at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theater
137-139 West 26th Street
More info here

Climate Celebration Concert
7:00 pm at NY Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th Street
More info here | RSVP here

Sunday, September 22

Beyond Forest-based Solutions: Forest Communities, a Neglected Aspect
Rainforest Foundation
11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Pershing Hub, Nature's Climate Hub ConveneGuest
101 Park Avenue
This interactive panel will explore effective solutions that indigenous and local communities are implementing on the ground. Speakers are part of an alliance of territorial communities that together protect over 400 million hectares of tropical forest, critical to addressing the climate crisis.
Speakers: Mina Setra, the Alliance of Indigenous Communities of the Archipelago (AMAN), Levi Sucre Romero, the Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests (AMPB), Sonia Guajajara, the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), Betty Perez Rubio, ORPIO, Peru, Domingo Peas, Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA), Tuntiak Katan, COICA & the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities
More info here

From Indonesia to the Amazon: The Fight for Forests, Climate and Indigenous Rights
Featuring speakers from Amazon Watch and Rainforest Action Network, together with youth and indigenous leaders from the Amazon, Indonesia, and North America, including Christian Poirier, (Amazon Watch Program Director) and Dinamam Tuxá (APIB).
4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Village Community Corner
Helen Mills, 137-139 West 26th Street
More info here

The Amazon Sacred Headwaters: Territories for Life
6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Village Community Corner
Helen Mills, 137-139 West 26th Street
Speakers: Domingo Peas Nampichkai, Achuar Leader from CONFENIAE (indigenous organization of the Ecuadorian Amazon) and other indigenous delegates; Atossa Soltani, Director of Global Strategy, Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative; Tzeporah Berman, International Program Director, STAND; Carlos Larrea, Economist; Kevin Koenig, Climate and Energy Director, Amazon Watch
More info here

Voices and Innovative Solutions for Climate Justice
Presented by the Hakhu Project
11:00 am - 5:00 pm at 393 Broadway
Special guests panel from 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Sônia Guajajara, Executive Coordinator of the Association of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB); Helena Gualinga, Kichwa youth from Sarayaku, Ecuador; Leo Cerda, Hakhu Project founder; Leila Salazar-Lopez (Moderator), Amazon Watch
Amazon photo exhibit and art exhibition by Irving Ramó
More info here

Monday, September 23

United In Outrage: The Resistance March to Protest Trump and Bolsonaro
Defend Democracy in Brazil will lead a #CancelBolsonaro contingent
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Bryant Park
More info here and here

Tuesday, September 24

Roving Protest: Opening of UN General Assembly and UN Climate Summit
7:00 - 10:00 am between 42nd and 45th streets

Stop Bolsonaro and BlackRock – Amazon Arsonists
9:00 - 10:00 am at BlackRock Headquarters
40 E. 52nd Street
A delegation from Brazil, accompanied by Amazon Watch and environmental justice activists, will rally at the headquarters of BlackRock, the world’s largest financial firm, and deliver a petition as well as calls for an end to the political corruption of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and the corporate greed of Wall Street.
More info here

WECAN Women on the Frontlines of Climate Change
5:00 - 6:30 pm at Church Center of the UN
777 United Nations Plaza
More info here

WEDO: Launch of a Feminist Agenda for the Green New Deal
A set of principles to ensure rights-based approaches to climate change
6:45 - 8:00 pm at UN Church Center
More info here

UNDP Equator Prize Ceremony
8:00 - 10:00 pm at the Town Hall
123 W 23rd Street
RSVP here: More info here

Wednesday, September 25

Emergency Rainforest Summit
A fundraising summit and musical event featuring Amazonian leaders and films
3:00 pm to midnight at Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Ave. in Brooklyn
Buy tickets or donate here

Amazon on Fire: from Ashes to Action
A panel discussion between Sonia Guajajara and Marina Silva followed by a Q&A session
7:00 - 10:00 pm at the Skyline Room
64 Morningside Drive, 3rd Floor
More info and registration here

Friday, September 27

Earth Strike
More info here

Saturday, September 28

Global Citizen Festival
Great Lawn, Central Park
More info here

Sunday, September 29

SOS Amazon Action
Tompkins Square Park (East Village)

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