Join 350NYC and thousands of others concerned about climate justice at two important, back-to-back events on September 24, the eve of Pope Francis’s address to the UN General Assembly. Both events will be at Dag Hammarskjold Park, E. 47 St. between 1 Ave. and 2 Ave., and are open to all.
“Light the Way” – an interfaith religious/spiritual rally and vigil; 4:00-6:00pm (and continuing through the night) & “Under One Sky” – a secular rally in support of ambitious global efforts to tackle poverty, inequality, and climate change; starting at 6:30 or 7:00pm.
First, people of faith will gather to “Light the Way” to Paris in December, and to show support for the Pope’s call for a re-visioning of how we treat not only the earth but also one another. The planning for this event is being led by GreenFaith, and it will feature song, prayer, and participants from many spiritual traditions. Right now this event is planned to start at about 4:00. It will continue with an all-night vigil at a nearby house of worship, and end with a symbolic procession taking a Light to the UN on the morning of September 25, when Pope Francis addresses the General Assembly.
The second event on September 24 is called “Under One Sky.” Avaaz, Save the Children, The Global Poverty Project, and other broad-based social justice organizations are planning this event to increase public awareness, garner media attention, and mobilize here and around the world to push for ambitious plans to fight poverty, inequality, and climate change. This will start after the “Light the Way” event – probably around 6:30 or 7:00.