[act-ma] [Community_forum] ONE WEEK CAMP AT GOVERNMENT CENTER BY 350.ORG - Vigil to End Climate Silence?

rita sebastian rita at brandeis.edu
Fri Oct 12 07:28:35 PDT 2012


Forwarding message from Marla Marcum re:  ONE WEEK CAMP AT GOVERNMENT
CENTER Vigil to End Climate Silence (see below and here):

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Marla Marcum <marla.marcum at gmail.com>

One note about the week long vigil: THIS IS NOT A CAMP. There is no
sleeping and there will be no tents.  It's a vigil.

And of course we'd love support from as many people as possible. People can
just show up, but if bringing signs, we're hoping people will be in touch
so we can project a unified message that might catch some media and general
public attention (I'm taking point on vigil visuals, so folks can contact
me).

Solidarity!
-Marla

Marla Marcum
Director of Programs, Better Future Project<http://betterfutureproject.org/>
Social and Ecological Ethicist in the Christian tradition
Director of Christian Education, Lexington United Methodist Church
Chair, Climate Change Task Force, New England Conference, United Methodist
Church
(781) 475-0996

Climate Summer <http://climatesummer.net/> and Ride for the
Future<http://rideforthefuture.org/> are
programs of Better Future Project.  BFP is fiscally sponsored by the Open
Space Institute, Inc., as part of their Citizen Action Program. OSI is a
nonprofit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Sections
501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.


--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Marla Marcum <marla.marcum at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Climate-action] [Community_forum] ONE WEEK CAMP AT GOVERNMENT
CENTER BY 350.ORG - Vigil to End Climate Silence?
To: Kathryn <ks03 at hampshire.edu>
Cc: rita sebastian <rita at brandeis.edu>, "
Climate-action at lists.occupyboston.org" <
climate-action at lists.occupyboston.org>


One note about the week long vigil: THIS IS NOT A CAMP. There is no
sleeping and there will be no tents.  It's a vigil.

And of course we'd love support from as many people as possible. People can
just show up, but if bringing signs, we're hoping people will be in touch
so we can project a unified message that might catch some media and general
public attention (I'm taking point on vigil visuals, so folks can contact
me).

Solidarity!
-Marla

Marla Marcum
Director of Programs, Better Future Project<http://betterfutureproject.org/>
Social and Ecological Ethicist in the Christian tradition
Director of Christian Education, Lexington United Methodist Church
Chair, Climate Change Task Force, New England Conference, United Methodist
Church
(781) 475-0996

Climate Summer <http://climatesummer.net/> and Ride for the
Future<http://rideforthefuture.org/> are
programs of Better Future Project.  BFP is fiscally sponsored by the Open
Space Institute, Inc., as part of their Citizen Action Program. OSI is a
nonprofit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Sections
501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.



On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 10:24 AM, Deborah Sirotkin Butler <
amberpaw at gmail.com> wrote:

> *350.ORG is taking the same tactic as Camp Charlie - this is a one week
> "Occupation" and I think we should jump right in.  Hey, y'all - someone
> willing to do this as an SAA or GA proposal?  I can rally food support
> anyway.  Deb Sirotkin Butler*
>
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 8:55 AM, Aria Littlhous <aria at littlhous.net>wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Have you signed-up for the Vigil to End Climate Silence (in the
>> Massachusetts Senate Race) that will take place round-the-clock in Boston
>> from Tuesday, October 23 to 30th?
>>
>> *J*<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHJadG9famJQRTJQOF9nSlZ2b0NKZlE6MQ#gid=0>
>> *oin*<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHJadG9famJQRTJQOF9nSlZ2b0NKZlE6MQ#gid=0>the 50+ other folks who have already signed-up to stand up for a livable
>> climate and future.  This event is an opportunity* *to* help build a
>> climate movement that will demand that elected officials and the media
>> recognize the climate crisis for the threat that it is.*
>>
>> Thanks what you are already doing to address the climate crisis.  Below
>> is the rational for this Vigil.  *Please circulate widely, sign-up<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHJadG9famJQRTJQOF9nSlZ2b0NKZlE6MQ#gid=0>
>> * for a shift*, and ask your friends, neighbors, families, co-workers,
>> to do so as well.*
>>
>> Vanessa
>> --------------------------------------------
>> VIGIL TO END CLIMATE SILENCE
>>
>> This is it. The time to break the silence on climate in the Massachusetts
>> Senate Race is now.
>>
>> As Bill McKibben, James Hansen, and many other respected climate
>> scientists and leaders have made clear, time is running out to take
>> action and preserve a livable climate.
>>
>> Climate change is the biggest threat ever faced by human beings.
>> Countless lives are at stake. Yet candidates and the media are skirting
>> this indisputable fact -- or fail to mention it at all -- even as the
>> climate crisis threatens to spin out of control.
>>
>> From October 23rd through the 30th, at Government Center in Boston,
>> Massachusetts residents will participate in a round-the-clock Vigil to
>> End Climate Silence and call for building a just and livable future for
>> all.  Rallies, with keynote speakers, will be held at strategic times to
>> bring as many of your voices as possible to this call to action. Click
>> here<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHJadG9famJQRTJQOF9nSlZ2b0NKZlE6MQ#gid=0>to take part in this vigil.  We
>> want to support people who live far from Boston to organize vigils in their
>> areas -- if interested, email vanessa at 350ma.org.
>>
>> We understand that every passing second without action is a step closer
>> to robbing us of a livable future. We watched the Brown/Warren debates in
>> Lowell and Springfield with a sense of overwhelming grief and disbelief. It
>> was business-as-usual and politics-as-usual, with not a single mention of
>> the climate catastrophe looming over us. Warren even ended the Springfield
>> debate with an appeal to "our children's and grandchildren's future" -- but
>> failed to say the word climate.
>>
>> What we ask is that Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown spell out their
>> positions on climate change between now and the election -- particularly at
>> the October 30th debate -- even if the debate moderator or other
>> journalists do not ask them about it.  We need to know whether they
>> acknowledge the climate crisis as the biggest issue of our time. We need to
>> know whether they will make climate change a top policy priority --
>> beginning with a vote to repeal the billions of dollars in federal
>> subsidies and giveaways to the fossil fuel industry, the very industry
>> that is destroying our climate and our future.
>>
>> Politicians and the media need to wake up -- and start addressing the
>> single greatest threat to our future. Unless people across the United
>> States stand up and provide a moral counter-weight to the money and power
>> of the fossil fuel lobby, climate change will not be a top priority for
>> elected officials or a central issue in political campaigns.  We’ve learned
>> that we can't merely vote and then wait for politicians to lead us.  From
>> women's suffrage to the civil rights and antiwar movements, we have seen
>> that the people must lead them.  What better place to take this stand than
>> in Massachusetts, where the U.S. Senate campaign is in the national
>> spotlight?
>>
>> Can you commit to attending a shift for this vigil? Sign up here<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHJadG9famJQRTJQOF9nSlZ2b0NKZlE6MQ#gid=0>
>> .
>>
>> Massachusetts is in the national spotlight. It’s time for us to put the
>> climate crisis -- and politicians and the media’s silence on climate change
>> -- in the spotlight too.
>>
>> Onward,
>>
>> 350 Massachusetts
>> Better Future Project
>> Massachusetts Climate Action Network
>> Religious Witnesses for the Earth
>> Students for a Just and Stable Future
>>
>>
>> --
>> Director of Community Engagement
>> Better Future Project <http://betterfutureproject.org/>
>> Climate Summer <http://www.climatesummer.net/>/Ride for the Future<http://rideforthefuture.org/>
>> /350Massachusetts <http://350mass.org/>
>>
>> Donate <http://www.nycharities.org/donate/c_donate.asp?CharityCode=3224>/
>> Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/BetterFutureProject> / Twitter<http://twitter.com/betterfuturepro>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Rita Monestersky- Sebastian
Brandeis, MA SID' 2009

We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we
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J. K. ROWLING, speech to Harvard Alumni Association, 2008
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