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March for Jobs, Justice, and the Climate

June 29, 2015

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The March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate is coming up on July 5 at 1:00 pm. The march will commence at Queen’s Park, and will finish at Allen Gardens with food, speakers, and performances from 4:00pm to 6:30 pm.

There are four quadrants to the march:
Racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, migrant and gender justice groups, frontline workers, and communities against gentrification will lead the first quadrant.
The second quadrant will consist of a group of precarious workers, faith groups, labour unions, non-unionized workers, caregivers, and anti-poverty organizations.
Thirdly, there will be a crowd of students and youth, affordable housing advocates, clean energy groups, public transit advocates, food justice and food security groups, cyclists, and alternative transportation groups.
Finally, there will be a quadrant of dirty energy and pipeline fighters, fracktivists, no nukes organizers, corporate campaigners and mining justice activists.

This is the story of a new economy that is hoped to be created: “It starts with justice, creates good work, clean jobs and healthy communities, recognizes that we have solutions and shows we know who is responsible for causing the climate crisis.”

It’s been endorsed by No One is Illegal, Urban Alliance on Race Relations, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Greenpeace, People’s Climate, Canadian Federation of Students – over 80 sponsoring agencies and groups thus far.

If anyone is interested in marshaling, they are asking for volunteers to arrive at Queen’s Park by 10:30am on July 5th and to undergo training at the Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St. on one of the following dates and times:

  • Sunday, June 28th, 2PM-5PM
  • Thursday, July 2nd, 6PM-9PM
  • Saturday, July 4th, 10AM-1PM

Organizers are asking that any group participating in the march who wishes to have a spokesperson available pass on their contact information and arrive at Queen’s park between 11:30 and 12:30 to do interviews with press before the march starts.

There will be an interfaith group meeting at noon before the march as well.

For more information or to volunteer, please visit the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate website.

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