Global Day of Action 2009 is upon us!

Published 2 December, 2009 by Kyla

Greetings!

Climate Justice Now! (South Africa Chapter), Earthlife Africa Jhb and Well Worn Theatre invite you to join in a week of Climate Change activism, theatre, screenings and noise from the 7th to the 12th December 2009. On the 12th of December 2009, South Africa will join with thousands upon thousands of voices nationally and internationally in a global call for Climate Justice Now!

The Global Day of Action has occurred every year since 2005 and usually happens on the Saturday mid-way through the United Nations Talks on climate change (the COP or “Conference of Parties” to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ).

This year, the stakes just got higher.

In fact, this year, as the Copenhagen Climate Talks are potentially the world’s last chance to secure an emissions reductions agreement that will replace the Kyoto Protocol before it expires, the voices on the street will be louder than ever before.

Climate Justice Now! (South Africa Chapter), Earthlife Africa Jhb and Well Worn Theatre are organizing a week of activism and protest from the 7th to the 12th of December 2009. There will be film and documentary screenings all week from Soweto to Observatory followed by discussions and Movement Building for the GDA on the 12th. A Die-In will be held outside SASOL’s monstrous polluting plant in Sasolburg on Wednesday the 9th December.  A Candlelight Vigil will also take place outside the US Consulate on Friday 11th December and then the week’s activities will culminate in a jaw-dropping Mock Funeral Procession, a rally and mass Die-In outside the Gauteng Legislature on Rissik Street at 10am on the 12th December. The message behind this is that, if our leaders don’t do the right thing in Copenhagen, we are pretty much doomed. Depressing, but true.

So, please join us for some or all of the following activities as Johannesburg adds it’s voice to the cry for Climate Justice Now!

For more information including press and media, please contact

Makoma: makoma@earthlife.org.za 082 682 9177 or Kyla: kylalliandavis@gmail.com and on 076 715 2414.

Schedule of Events

Monday 7th December 3pm.

Screening ‘Power of Community’ and ‘Africa Speaks on Climate Change’ followed by a discussion.

Venue: Sakwele Primary School, Khumbisa Street, Masimini Section, Kwa Thema, Springs.

Tuesday 8th December 10am.

Screening ‘Power of Community’ and ‘Africa Speaks on Climate Change’ followed by a discussion.

Venue: Careers Centre, SOWETO next to Chris Hani- Baragwanath Hospital. Hosted by the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee (SECC)

Tuesday 8th December 6.30pm

Screening of ‘Age of Stupid

Venue: Johannesburg Zoo, entrance on Lower Park Drive. Cost R40, bring a picnic. Book with Louise at education@jhbzoo.org.za

Wednesday 9 December 9am

Die-in outside Sasol. Venue: Sasolburg SASOL plant. Call Makoma for details 082 682 9177

Wednesday 9 December 6.30pm

Screening of ‘6 Degrees‘ and ‘Power of Community’ followed by a discussion at Sci Bono Centre in Newtown. Reservations bookings@sci-bono.co.za

Wednesday 9 December 6pm.

A discussion with Joel Kovel on Eco-Socialism.

Discussants include: Trevor Ngwane; Jackie Cock and Tristen Taylor (EarthLife Africa).

Venue: AMEC Boardroom, 38 Louw Geldenhuys Street, corner Ingalele

Road, Emmarentia. Contact: 082 802 5936

Thursday 10 December 6.30pm

Screening of ‘Age of Stupid‘. Venue: Pretoria Zoo. Cost R40, bring a picnic. Book with Ulrich ulrich@nzg.ac.za

Thursday 10 December 7pm

Screening of ‘Age of Stupid‘ at The Cottages, 30 Gill Street, Observatory. Cost R40. Reservations jeremy@pes.org.za

Thursday 10 December 5pm

Screening of ‘Power of Community’ and ‘Africa Speaks on Climate Change’ followed by discussion.

Venue: Thabo- Ntsako Secondary School Thokoza Ext 2. Hosted by the Kathorus Concerned Residents.

11th December 1pm

Screening of ‘6 Degrees‘ and ‘Power of Community’ followed by a discussion at Sci Bono Centre in Newtown. Reservations bookings@sci-bono.co.za

Friday 11 December 10am

Pickets outside Eskom, Smit Street, Braamfontein, Jhb and SASOL, 1 Sturdee Ave, Rosebank, Jhb

More details makoma@earthlife.org.za

Friday 11th December 3pm to 5pm

Candlelight Vigil outside the US Consulate in Jo’burg. US Consulate, 1 Sandton Drive
Sandhurst. A 350.org action.

Saturday 12th December, 10am Global Day of Action

Mock Funeral Procession, Rally and Mass Die-in outside the Gauteng Legislature, Rissik Street, Jhb.
Dress up, bring banners and noisemakers and come and add your presence.

Thank you and see you at the events!!

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