Mayor Sylvester Turner to keynote People’s Climate March at Clinton Park on April 29
The People’s Climate March – Houston will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Clinton Park, 201 Mississippi Street, Houston, corner of Mississippi and Clinton Park Streets near the Port of Houston and the petrochemical industrial facilities located along the Houston Ship Channel. NOTE: The location was changed from Milby Park, also in the East End, to recognize a community impacted by environmental degradation while also providing adequate facilities and parking needed for a potentially very large attendance.
Mayor Sylvester Turner will be the keynote speaker. He is scheduled to speak at 10:50 a.m.
The rally will include speakers who will highlight solutions to the climate crisis like renewable energy and justice-based solutions, as well as feature special parachute art, musical performances and ways to learn more about the climate and environmental justice.
The event, part of the national PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MOVEMENT, is designed to advance solutions to the climate crisis that are rooted in racial, social and economic justice. The People’s Climate Movement is committed to protecting front-line communities and workers and protecting people’s right to clean air, water, land, healthy communities and a world at peace.
The People’s Climate Movement seeks to uplift people most impacted by climate change and environmental degradation, and supports the development of public funds and investments to create good-paying jobs that provide family-sustaining wages and benefits and preserve workers’ rights. These many issues are interconnected, and through this broad lens, our interconnectedness is recognized and honored.
Among the organizations sponsoring the event are t.e.j.a.s. (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services), the National Organization for Women, Public Citizen, Texas Campaign for the Environment, Code Pink, the Sierra Club, Air Alliance Houston, the Houston Peace & Justice Center, Corporate Accountability International, Quaker Earthcare Witness, Climate Action-Protection Team of First Unitarian Universalist Church, and Pantsuit Nation Houston.