On March 11, in 20 or more communities around Wisconsin, people from all walks will hold simultaneous climate justice assemblies.

Participants will show solidarity with the Indigenous-led movement to stop Line 5 and other threats to Mother Earth. Some of these assemblies will happen at noon and some at 5 p.m. Each safely distanced outdoor assembly will be as unique as the individual communities holding them.

In Wausau, participants will gather from noon to 1 p.m. downtown at the 400 Block.

All of the gatherings will attempt to connect to virtual gatherings that will also be streamed to Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/marchforthtoearthdayproject. To receive a link to join these virtual gatherings, register at https://tinyurl.com/MF2EDVirtualReg.

Organizers call upon all leaders and policymakers to do whatever it takes to protect future life on Earth.

Specifically, they call for:

  • The declaration of a climate emergency at all levels of government.
  • An end to any further expansions to fossil fuel infrastructure.
  • Enbridge to remove its failing pipelines from Wisconsin and the treaty lands of the Great Lakes Region’s First Nations.
  • All leaders and policymakers to facilitate rapid and massive investments in the transition to clean and renewable energy sources.
  • Recognition of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-spirit people (MMIWg2S) epidemic and its connection to the resource extraction industry.

For a list of actions, locations and start times, visit tinyurl.com/MF2EDSchedule.

For more information, call 608-630-3633 or write to BuildingUnityWi@gmail.com.