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Climate Justice Vigil: SF City Hall (show our solidarity with Copenhagen)

Friday, December 11, 2009
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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This is one of the only local events taking place in solidarity withthe global fight for climate justice now taking place in the UN and in the streets of Copenhagen. Please make the time, spread the word and join us

What: Candle Light Vigil for Survival
When: December 11th 5:30pm-7pm
Where: San Francisco Civic Center Plaza
across from City Hall, Polk St. btwn Grove and McAllister (Civic Center BART)

On the weekend in the middle of the Copenhagen conference — Dec. 11-13
— people will be gathering at important places all over the world for
candlelight vigils, in solemn solidarity with the citizens of those
nations who will be first to face the challenge to their very survival
posed by climate change. Eventually all of us will be hard-pressed by
rising seas, spreading drought, and temperatures too hot for growing
food. But right now—this year, this decade—there are countries being
pushed to the brink. They’re at the forefront of a fight for real
change in Copenhagen.

As Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed said last week at a summit for
heads of state of the most vulnerable nations: "We will not sign a
global suicide pact, in Copenhagen or anywhere." Instead, he and the
others called for a “survival pact,” for commitments by the developed
world to cut emissions enough to get the atmospheric concentration of
co2 back to 350. They know the simple, mathematical truth of global
warming: 350=Survival.

In San Francisco, we will be holding a candlielight vigil to reflect
on the seriousness of climate change and the political negotiations
that will determine our future. We will have an open mic at our vigil,
giving attendees the opportunity to express their concerns about
global warming.

We encourage people to bring candles, friends, and an item that
represents why they’re concerned about climate change. And don't
forget your umbrella - this event is rain or shine. :)

Help spread the word on Facebook:

Contact: Lauren Thorpe, Greenpeace lauren.thorpe [at] 415.255.9221x339

Added to the calendar on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 11:10AM
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