Check out these other great climate events on February 16 and 17 while you're in town!
- Youth Training - Saturday (2/16), 3-6:30 p.m.
Get trained on Saturday with the Sierra Student Coalition, Energy Action Coalition, Student PIRGS, and Campus Progress! RSVP here.
- Park Party - Saturday (2/16), 7:00 p.m.
Climate Chaos Guerrilla Drive-In Movie - Join The Other 98%, 350.org, and climate allies from all over the country to kick off the biggest weekend of climate action in U.S. history! The night before the Forward on Climate Rally, meet at 7 p.m. at the center of Stanton Park on Capitol Hill for a fun-filled, family-friendly, free event that will turn the heat up for action on climate. We'll have both live popcorn and free music. For more details and to RSVP, visit the event's Facebook page.
- Rally Volunteer Training - Saturday (2/16), 7:30 p.m.
To volunteer at the Forward on Climate Rally on February 17, just attend the required training the evening before the rally at St. Stephen Episcopal Church (1525 Newton St. NW - an eight minute walk from the Columbia Heights Metro station). Volunteers will pick shifts and discuss duties at the training.
- Riverbreaks Concert - Saturday (2/16), 9:00 p.m.
The Riverbreaks are an Americana, indie rock band featuring Sierra Club staffers. This Saturday (2/16) at the Black Cat, they will be releasing their second studio album, Wildfire, recorded with acclaimed North Carolina producer Chris Stamey. Drawing on their southern roots, this D.C. band always delivers a boot-stomping good time. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance on the Black Cat website
. The new album can be streamed on the band's website.
- Youth Convergence - Sunday (2/17), 9-11:30 a.m.
Before the rally gets started, come meet up with hundreds of other youth activists and leaders. We'll hear from youth leaders and organizations doing great work on campus organizing and divestment, and make signs to get ready for the rally! For more details and to RSVP, visit the event's Facebook page.
- Pre-rally for people of faith - Sunday (2/17), 11:30 a.m.
Join Sojourners and other people of faith at the Hirshorn Gardens (L'Enfant Plaza Metro station) as we gather together at 11:30 a.m. for a brief time of fellowship, fun, and prayer before joining the larger Forward on Climate Rally. As people of faith, we need to stand against Keystone XL's corruption of our environment -- God's creation -- that impacts the "least of these" first. For more details and to RSVP, visit the Washington Peace Center's website.
- People's Climate Assembly - Sunday (2/17), 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany near the Metro Center subway station. For more details and to RSVP, visit the event's Facebook page.
- Melodeego and Spades after-party - Sunday (2/17), 5-9:00 p.m.
After participating in the largest climate rally in U.S. history, you're going to want to celebrate! Come to the Town Tavern after the rally and PARTY DOWN with Melodeego and friends. The band will be joined by the band Spades and videos from The Other 98%! For more details and to RSVP, visit the event's Facebook page.
- Women of the Land Speak: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Tar Sands to Renewables - Sunday (2/17), 7-10:00 p.m.
Join us for an extraordinary evening with women leaders speaking out against the tar sands and its violation of their lands and communities, and hear about implemental, clean-energy solutions. This event is part of the Women's Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC) Delegation to Washington D.C. and will be held at Busboys and Poets (1025 5th Street NW). For more details and to RSVP, visit the Indigenous Environmental Network.