Rally for Climate Justice and Environment, West Chester, 9/8/18

Thanks to all the eloquent speakers pictured here:

Left to right: Jordan Norley (plus daughter Asha), Silvia Martínez Uribe, Rev. Kyle Boyer, Sheila Burke, Maya vanRossum (front), Sgt. Gerald Brown, George Alexander, Saira Salyani (not pictured: Dianne Herrin, Vince Moro).

Thanks to Ed Rodgers for filming the whole event and posting it on Facebook at Delaware Riverkeeper Network (under Posts; go to 9/8/18).

See also “175 rally to support climate, jobs and justice” by Bill Rettew in the Daily Local News, beginning:

WEST CHESTER—Voices and protest signs were raised at the historic courthouse during a rally and march to support the environment, Saturday afternoon.

Rain threatened, but none fell, during a 70-minute rally attended by about 175 environmental activists.

The event was one of about 250 similar marches and rallies nationwide recognizing a national day of action and the “Rise of Climate, Jobs and Justice.” The central rally was held in San Francisco where the Global Climate Action Summit starts on Sept. 12.

Delaware Riverkeeper Maya van Rossum told the lively audience from the courthouse steps that the public should demand justice for the environment. She said that corporations and elected officials are committing violence against the environment.

“There are real victims gathered here because of injustice,” van Rossum said. “Environmental violence takes many forms….”

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