Ceal Smith, email@example.com, (907) 952-7472
Besse Odom, firstname.lastname@example.org, (907) 205-0836
Alaska is on the front lines of Climate Change. The Rally for Climate, Jobs & Justice will set the stage for an equitable and prosperous new energy future by bringing together thought leaders, scientists, Native Alaskans, artists, faith and social justice organizations, renewable energy, local food, labor, business and government visionaries to educate, inspire and empower Alaskans to act on critical climate change and energy issues.
The rally will be from 11-3 on Saturday, Sept 8th at Delaney Park Strip Mall in downtown Anchorage. A highlight of the event is the diverse line-up of Alaskan visionary speakers and performers, including: former Lt. Governor and current Arctic Research Council Chair, Fran Ulmer*, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, Senator Tom Begich, Rep Chris Tuck, conservation biologist and Professor Rick Steiner, fisheries expert and author Kate Troll, University of Alaska artist & social justice activist Indra Arriaga, Saint Lawrence artist and activist Susie Paallengetaq Silook, musician and activist Libby Roderick, Alaska Pacific University legal scholar Victoria Hykes Steere, and others to be confirmed.
There will be a children's activity and art area, food trucks and a diversity of social justice, local food, renewable energy, weatherization, labor, environmental, non-profit, education, and business organization exhibits.
Event organizers include: Alaska Climate Action Network (AK CAN!), Alaska ACLU, Grassroots Action Network, and various Anchorage faith-based groups.
RSVP for the rally HERE.
*tentative, depending on final travel demands
AK CAN! is an statewide grassroots network of community-based groups, Indigenous leaders, scientists, renewable energy experts, artists and concerned Alaskans who agree it’s time for serious action on climate change. Our goal is to research, advocate and build the political will to implement science and Indigenous knowledge-based policy solutions to climate change that move Alaska towards an equitable, resilient and prosperous new energy future.