In the run-up to the People’s Climate March on Sunday, Sept. 21, join System Change, Not Climate Change and the Global Climate Convergence for a weekend packed with skill-shares, teach-ins, speak-outs and protests from September 19-21. Together we’ll explore the root causes behind our climate crisis and strengthen movements for a world where people, peace and planet come first.
See the ISO’s guide to the weekend here.
The Convergence is scheduled to begin with an opening plenary on the evening of Friday, Sept. 19th, followed by a full day of educational and movement building events, culminating in the largest climate march in history on Sunday, Sept. 21.
The UN and world leaders have been debating what to do about climate change for two decades – and gotten nowhere. Their solutions have only gotten fuzzier as the science and impact of climate change have become clearer. Now they’re coming to New York and it’s time for our voices to be heard! Join us as we debate and discuss real alternatives that challenge the system, rather than accept it.
We are told that technology, market mechanisms, or individual lifestyle changes are what will save the planet. They will not. Because they are all solutions that accommodate the system, not challenge it. The root of the problem is an economic system that exploits people and the planet for profit. It is a system that requires constant growth, exploitation, warfare, racism, poverty and ever-increasing ecological devastation to function.
What will it take to change things? A mass movement for ecological and social justice that combines all our forces against a system that poisons our land, our water and the air we breathe.
Come to a weekend of politics and movement building, where real solutions are discussed and action plans are developed. A weekend full of workshops, panels, music and community building. A conference that puts the politics we need into the fight against climate catastrophe.
For more information about the convergence goto the
System Change, Not Climate Change website
Author and Climate Activist
Author and founder, Navdanya (India)
La Coordinadora (Bolivia)
System Change Not Climate Change
Global Climate Convergence/Liberty Tree
Author, Tropic of Chaos
NAACP Climate Justice Initiative
Southeast Side Coalition Againt Petcoke & SCNCC
John Bellamy Foster
Author and professor (University of Oregon)
Author, climate activist (South Africa)
Erica Violet Lee
Idle No More
Alliance for Democracy
Green Party of NY State
Hip Hop Congress
International Socialist Organization
Organic Consumers Association
Overpass Light Brigade
Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
Veterans for Peace