Marilyn Elie is an original member of the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, and co-founder of the Westchester Citizens Awareness Network. Archival photo taken of Marilyn Elie by and courtesy of Roger Witherspoon.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — September 21, 2020 — Six years ago on Sunday, September 21, 2014 citizens from many walks of life who were concerned about climate change and the future of the planet marched to demand that their leaders take action. They gathered around the world. In Manhattan people marched four hours from Columbus Circle to 34th Street to show their support for action. It was the biggest action of its kind at the time. Environmental groups, unions and religious groups all participated. It was a joyful event that empowers action and organizing to this day.
Were you there?
This encore video documents the first March and the optimism we all felt that something could actually be done.
Revisit that time with all the chants, signs, costumes and optimism There are also highlights from the previous night’s Forum with Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org
, Ambassador Marlene Moses, Chairperson of the UN’s Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) and Mary Robinson, the UN’s Special Envoy for Climate Change among others who spoke at the NY Society for Ethical Culture event.
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Environmental News and Views, Altice Channel 74, Tuesday 10 PM