NYC 2019! Our Village explores innovative solutions to the demands of indigenous peoples and communities of color to support locally driven action on the climate crisis, injustice, and inequality.
All around the world, local communities are responding to climate change with powerful resilience, innovative action, and a spirit that can profoundly impact our world. Our Village brings this spirit to New York City for Climate Week and invites people from all walks of life to belong to a community inspired by justice and our connection to the earth. We believe that by exploring creativity alongside ancestral and cultural wisdom, we can facilitate deep emotional connections, bringing together networks with new inspirational ideas.
This is the second annual Our Village — in 2018 we brought Our Village to the Global Climate Action Summit with much success and excitement.
Our Village 2019 is presented by If Not Us Then Who and Hip Hop Caucus, in partnership with the Global Alliance of Territorial Authorities. In partnership with Area 52 D8, MescoAmerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests (AMPB), Rainforest Foundation US, Amazon Watch, Rainforest Action Network, Amazon Frontlines, Pachamama Alliance, and Client Earth.
More information and a full schedule of events is available at OurVillage.us. #OurVillage
Also — on Friday, September 20 — we invite you to join us at Our Village for pre and post climate strike events!
Strike With Us Gathering [9-11am] – RSVP
Join young leaders, Indigenous leaders, Climate Justice leaders, and climate strikers for a gathering of fellowship, spiritual grounding, sign making, and media availability before taking to the streets in solidarity with those across the world. There will be sign making supplies, music, coffee, tea, and juice, and morning snacks. This is event is for all ages and RSVP is required.
Worldwide Climate Strike! [Noon] – RSVP at StrikeWithUs.org
Climate Strike Celebration presented by Think 100% & Grist [6-10pm] – RSVP
Celebrate the youth-led Global Climate Strike, power of our movement, and hope for the future in an evening hosted by Think 100% co-hosts Antonique Smith & Rev Yearwood, There will be music, dancing, light snacks, and drinks, and special guests will be blessing us with brief remarks throughout the evening! This is event is for all ages and RSVP is required.