FYI: the rain is supposed to stop at 10:45 a.m. so we’ll definitely go ahead at 2 p.m. and let’s not worry about the weather! (Just bring a jacket in case of a casual shower.)
Please join us for the Chester County March for Climate Justice and Environment on Sept 8, 2018, rallying at 2 p.m. at the Chester County Court House in West Chester, marching a few blocks at 3 p.m., and reconvening at Everhart Park.
Chester County March for Climate Justice and Environment – outline
Saturday, September 8, 2:00 – 4:15pm
2 p.m. rally at the Historic Chester County Court House, 2 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380
Speakers in order:
Our moderator is Jordan Norley, Chairman of the Chester County Mayors Association, past West Chester mayor and past president of Borough Council. Chant master is Sheila Burke, Don’t Spray Me! Activist.
Dianne Herrin will welcome us to the Borough as mayor of West Chester (focus: what municipalities can do)
Rev. Kyle J. Boyer, local minister and educator (faith and environment)
Vince Moro, Neighbors for Crebilly (organizing for open space)
Silvia Martínez Uribe, former automotive, chemical and pharmaceutical industry employee, now educator and Reiki practitioner (focus: lack of concern about people’s health by big businesses)
George Alexander for Del-Chesco United (focus on pipelines)
Sgt Gerald Brown, Vietnam veteran and poet (focus: air quality and minority communities)
Saira Salyani, activist, senior in Great Valley High School (focus: today’s youth getting informed, taking action and demanding results from elected officials)
Featured speaker: Maya K. van Rossum, leader of Delaware Riverkeeper Network since 1994, winner of a watershed 2013 legal victory that affirmed the constitutional right of Pennsylvanians to a clean and healthy environment, and author of “The Green Amendment” (focus on citizen empowerment, PA Constitution, Green Amendment)
3 p.m. march from the Court House led by Jordan Norley, with banners and signs, to Everhart Park W. Union St between S. Brandywine and S. Bradford), where there will be tables, displays, refreshments by West Chester Co-op, children’s activities, yoga (bring a towel) with Local Yoga Café of 216 E. Market St. West Chester, and more.
Stand with us! Park as needed in the Borough parking garage 1/2 block south on S. High St. Rain date Sept. 9. This is one of thousands of Sept. 8 rallies that will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand that our leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us. Join all who care about climate and environment as we demand that local leaders walk the talk on environment action.
Please help us by RSVPing here.
This non-political event is co-sponsored by these member groups of the Chester County Environment Alliance:
Citizens Climate Lobby – Chester County group
Del-Chesco United for Community Safety
Don’t Spray Me!
East Goshen Safety and Environmental Advocates (EGSEA)
Faith Alliance for Pipeline Safety.
Neighbors for Crebilly
Ready for 100 Chester County
Sierra Club of Chester County
Sierra Club Youth Corps
Uwchlan Safety Coalition
West Chester Co-operative
Also co-sponsoring: NextGen America. Other groups at Everhart Park: PennFuture, West Goshen Sustainability Task Force.
This is one of thousands of rallies around the world (logo below) demanding that local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us. Rain date Sept. 9.