Hudson Valley People’s Climate March Coming to Hudson NY

Please join us for the

Hudson Valley People’s Climate Sister March in Hudson NY.

On the same day that hundreds of thousands of people will descend on Washington DC to fight for the planet, Hudson NY will be the site of the Hudson Valley People’s Climate Sister March & Rally.

The event is being organized by a coalition of individuals involved with local Indivisible, Resistance and Environmental groups in the Upper Hudson Valley and is being co-sponsored with Basilica Hudson which opens their 2017 Season with 24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC, their quintessentially Hudson music festival.

So if you can’t make it to DC, what better place to rally and march for the planet, than the city named after the great Hudson River?

The Rally – 11am
The Hudson Valley People’s Climate Sister March will begin with a rally in the Public Square (aka 7th Street Park) in the center of Hudson. The rally will feature speakers from a variety of environmental activists including those involved in environmental justice, open space, sustainable farming, clean water and more. Confirmed speakers include Ned Sullivan, President of Scenic Hudson; Assembly Member Didi Barrett; Will Yandik, 4th Generation farmer, environmental activist and former NY-19 Congressional candidate; and Michelle O’Leary who founded NY Water Protectors in response to the PFOA contamination in Hoosik Falls.

The March – 12 Noon
After the rally, the march will step off and head down historic Warren Street toward the river. We are encouraging people to bring signs and other visuals. The national march is encouraging people to produce signage and visuals that are circles to represent the planet and the circles of resistance that we see everywhere in the nation. DRONE-y sounds — such as wordless voices, kazoos, recorders, flutes, portable keyboards, bag pipes — are encouraged, as is thematic dress. Think Climate, think Planet, think cosmic DRONE! The march route will take Warren Street to the end, turn left on Front Street pass the train station and will end up at Basilica Hudson with their 24-HOUR DRONE festival will have just begun.

The Meet Up – 1pm
When marchers arrive at Basilica they are encouraged to meet under their huge solar array, located behind the Kite’s Nest building, adjacent to the railroad tracks and the L&B building. The array will be stocked with information by representatives of local and regional environmental groups There will be a few speakers who will address the crowd and the event will finish with people having a chance to exchange ideas, meet their fellow activists and get more involved.

NOT READY TO HAVE IT END THERE?
The DRONE Continues – 24-HOUR DRONE will already be in progress having started at noon, and marchers are invited to do both! March for the Planet then get your DRONE on.

Limited 24-HOUR DRONE tickets will be available at the door, or available for purchase in advance online here: http://basilicahudson.org/24-hour-drone/

Nicole LoBue of Alimentary Kitchen will be serving a planet-healthy lunch for purchase on site.

So let’s march together for the planet.

Join us on Saturday April 29th at 11am at Hudson NY’s Public Square (aka 7th Street Park).

For more information contact:
Hudson Resistance • hudsonresistance@gmail.com • Victor Mendolia • 518-966-2060.
More info can be found at the Hudson Resistance website http://hudsonresistance.org and the event Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1183565225095887/

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