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San Diego Gives – Day of Giving
November 13 @ 11:00 am
From Ashes to Action: Honoring Our Climate Dead, Protesting Fossil Fuel Banks
In the past fifty years two million people have died from extreme weather events most of which were exacerbated by climate change. Many more will die if we do not transition speedily to renewable energy. From 2016-2022 four big US banks–Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo–have poured over one trillion dollars into the fossil fuel industry enabling its extraction and burning of the dirty energy that drives climate change. THIS MUST STOP!!
To protest this blood money and honor those who have died (most of whom are from developing nations), a memorial service and protest will be held before each of these four banks while processing with a (mock) coffin to symbolize the mounting casualties and the banks’ culpability. On Monday, November 13 at 11 AM, we will meet before Bank of America at 655 W. Broadway in downtown San Diego and march to the other three. Please register here for this crucial witness and if you can, wear black on the day-of. In the event of a rain storm, we will meet on Monday, November 20 at the same time and place.
This event is sponsored by the Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice and partners including GreenFaith, SanDiego350, Third Act So Cal, and CleanEarth4Kids. For more information, contact Phil Petrie at email@example.com.
Please wear black if you can.
In the event of a rain storm we will meet on Monday, November 20 at the same time and place
Bring a Sign! Suggested Slogans:
-Bank Profits=Climate Deaths
-End Dirty Investments, Not Human Lives!
-Honor Our Dead–End Fossil Fuel Investing NOW!
-Life is Sacred. Bank Profits are Not!