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April 2017

It Takes Roots RED LINES Action

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
House Side of the Capitol Lawn, East Capitol St NE & First St SE
Washington D.C., 20004 United States
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Join us April 28th in Washington DC as we unite as Mother Earth’s RED LINE to take direct action against the corporations and politicians driving the extractive economy. The day before the People’s Climate Mobilization on April 29th, we’ll form a red line to defend our planet, protect our people & communities. The Red Line is a line that cannot be crossed. We draw a red line through the militarization of the federal budget, and the rising wars at home and abroad, and the “dig, burn, dump” economy. We hold a red line to defend our environment, our homes, our…

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PCM Youth Convening

April 28 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave NW
Washington D.C., 20005
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Hosted by People's Climate Movement Young people are gathering on the day before PCM to talk about the role of students and youth in this political moment, build relationships with other climate justice leaders from across the country and strategize for what comes next. The convening will include: - a lineup of powerful speakers - trainings on organizing skills and movement-building strategy - opportunities to make connections and share stories - preparation for the youth block and march on Saturday Young people have a critical role to play in this political moment, and we are ready to show up strong…

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Challenging the U.S. War on the Atmosphere: How We Fight Back

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St. NW
Washington D.C., 20010 United States
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For full posting from our partners at Institute for Policy Studies, visit: http://www.ips-dc.org/events/challenging-the-u-s-war-on-the-atmosphere-how-we-fight-back/ The Federal government is not going to do anything constructive about the climate crisis. Instead, they are busy rolling back whatever progress we have made. Join us for a dynamic teach-in event that will be a prelude to the People’s Climate March (PCM) and  explore concrete ways that we can fight back in our states, cities, and communities to advance a just climate agenda and to roll back the extractive economy. Please register. Through creative interaction, this teach-in will engage, teach, entertain, and inspire climate justice activists to go back…

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Labor Network for Sustainability Reception

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Johnny Pistolas, 2333 18th St NW
Washington D.C., 20009
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Labor delegates and allies in town for the Peoples' Climate March are welcome to join us for music and refreshments at Johnny Pistola's. We'll have live music with Joe Uehlein and the U-Liners and other artists. Johnny Pistola's will also offer Happy Hour prices on beverages and a full menu. Light snacks will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP! RSVP Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSojVbO4rinn9mThraojyM0oA-nX65UK2wLEbK09VDtCDKIg/viewform

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Water Ceremony

April 29 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am
Union Square, Washington D.C., United States + Google Map
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Hosted by Indigenous Environmental Network

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“A Dialogue on the Intersection between Food Sovereignty and Climate Justice/Un Dialogo de Saberes sobre la Soberania Alimentaria y la Justicia Climatica”.

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Sheraton Silver Spring, 8777 GEORGIA AVE
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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Join It Takes Roots for an event organized by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance. This will be a facilitated dialogue over breakfast on food sovereignty and justice in the climate movement.

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It Takes Roots Contingent in March for Climate, Jobs and Justice

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Impact Hub DC, 419 7th St NW, Ste 300
Washington D.C., 20004
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Hosted by WECAN Join the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) Internationsl for ‘Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change – D.C.’, a dynamic gathering with worldwide women leaders joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world. This event is organized with the conviction that real forward movement towards climate justice depends on the full and equal participation of women in all stages of…

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May 2017

#BeyondTheMoment May Day Day of Action

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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It Takes Roots is building as part of #BeyondTheMoment and will be organizing translocal actions for May Day! March, protest, strike, and resist May 1st as we stand for labor rights, immigrant rights, reproductive rights, criminal justice, Indigenous rights, Black liberation, gender justice, LGBT rights, and our collective power as the people. May Day we resist together! More information here: https://beyondthemoment.org/may-day/

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August 2017
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Confront Hate from Charlottesville to the Whitehouse

August 14 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This past weekend, armed and organized white supremacists converged on Charlottesville, Virginia to promote their racist, patriarchal & xenophobic ideologies, and perpetrated deadly attacks on our people. We are deeply saddened and outraged by the violent terror being waged on Black, Latina, Queer, Immigrant, Indigenous, Jewish, Muslim and people of color and oppressed communities across the nation. On Sunday, It Takes Roots members joined our partners with the Movement for Black Lives and Beyond the Moment for an emergency call to hear from local organizers in #Charlottesville and across the south, and discuss a collective and unified response led by black, brown, queer, feminist…

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