The Washington Socialist <> April 2017
By Lucy Duff
DSA national and Metro DC DSA are official partners with the People’s Climate Movement 2017 as it prepares for the Saturday, April 29th March for Climate, Jobs and Justice. Related events are scheduled throughout the last week of April. See https://peoplesclimate.org/
Members of the Climate Change and Environmental Justice Committee heard early details of the preparations at the committee’s meeting Sunday, March We local activists will have varied opportunities to help make it all happen—anyone up for media work, admin, marshaling, or wheatpasting?
We’re expecting the march that Saturday to have a solid turnout. Organizers in New York decided to swell the crowd here, rather than hold one of the “sister marches” planned for other areas of the nation. Post-march DSA is looking to host a social event as well, details to come.
On Friday, April 28th, the Climate Change and Environmental Justice Committee will be hosting a panel discussion called “Building the Green Economy,” from 7-9 p.m. at Friends Meeting of Washington. Five panelists will explore the intersections of economic and environmental justice. DC DSA member Sam Knight, host of the podcast, “The District Sentinel,” will moderate. DSA members are welcome at an open house after the discussion, preliminarily set to take place at the Institute for Policy Studies. We are urged to invite our socialist and environmental friends to come talk and party, the better for red and green to go forth marching and acting together.
Earlier events: Sat. Apr 22, March for Science; Sun. Apr. 23, reception at La Casa; Tue/Thur Apr. 25/27, activity at St. Stephen’s Church.
Afterward: much going on Sun. Apr. 30 and a culmination on Monday, May Day! Check out the Facebook event or look for bulletins from the committee with more details.
Additional information from Jacquelyn Smith and B. Doyle.
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