[8.29.17] Unnatural Disaster: Join a vigil for Harvey’s victims Wednesday and take a stand against climate denial

On Wednesday, join 350Brooklyn and your fellow New Yorkers as we gather at the Exxon Building in Midtown Manhattan to mourn the lives, homes, and livelihoods lost to Hurricane Harvey.

We will reckon with the reckless greed and corruption responsible for this crisis, and gather up donations and collective courage for the road ahead.

Here are the details for the event:

What: NYC Hurricane Harvey Solidarity Vigil
Where: Wednesday, August 30th from 7 PM – 9 PM
When: Exxon Building in Midtown Manhattan (1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020-1103, United States)

Hurricane Harvey is an unnatural disaster. The situation unfolding in Texas’s Gulf Coast is unlike anything else in history, and it is the product of a hotter planet, climate denial, and racism. New Yorkers know the tragedy that storms supercharged by climate change bring. As we approach the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Houston faces another climate change-fueled disaster that will have the greatest impact on the poor, people of color, immigrants, and other vulnerable communities.

Climate change is a choice, one that the fossil fuel executives make over and over again, despite the consequences for people all over the world. The suffering caused by Harvey is enormously real, and the time for action is now.

All of our thoughts and prayers are with the communities facing this storm right now. Many people will be rebuilding for years to come.

To donate to an alliance of progressive organizations that will be advocating directly for people impacted hardest by the storm, click here.

Join us on Wednesday as we gather and mourn the lives, homes, and livelihoods lost to Hurricane Harvey.

Now is the time to speak out.