On April 22, 2020 when we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we will find ourselves just ten years from plunging irreversibly into a catastrophic climate crisis driven by fossil fuels that threatens our collective survival. Young people all around the world are calling for everyone to mark this occasion by taking to the streets, joining strikes, and organizing other protests to demand serious action to confront the climate crisis.
Last September, when young people called for global climate strikes organizers in DC answered that call in a big way. Nearly two-dozen affinity groups from a wide range of social movements came together to blockade more than 17 intersections around the District, shutting down business as usual. This spring we plan to answer that call again!
Want to get involved in this historic mobilization? Join us for the #ShutDownDC 2020 kickoff meeting on Thursday, January 23 at 7pm at 725 23rd St NW, Washington, DC 20052, Room 208.
ShutDownDC is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible space. If there is anything that you need to be able to fully participate in this meeting (for example, ASL interpretation, translation or childcare) please email info@ShutDownDC.org
If you plan on joining us please RSVP so we can make sure we have enough space!
Want to get involved but can’t join us in person on Thursday? Fill out this form to let us know how you want to plug in! Or, if you’re able, please think about making a donation to support this important work: