The People's Climate March is just a few days away!
Southern Oregonians are coming together for a historic People's Climate Movement: March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice on Saturday, April 29 at Pear Blossom Park in Downtown Medford. It will be the largest event of its kind in our region's history - and part of a national day of protest. Like the Women's March, there will be sister marches throughout the world.
Here's all the information you'll need for Saturday (including transportation logistics, march schedule, and more) -
2:30pm Arrive in Medford
Ride-shares, carpoolers, buses, and bikers arrive in Medford for the march. Parking is free all day on Saturday. More transportation information here.
3:00pm Speakers and March Line-Up
We will gather at Pear Blossom Park (312 E 4th St) to enjoy Climate Justice speakers, performances from Ballet Folkórico Ritmo Alegre, and line-up for the march. Indigenous communities, youth, and people of color will be leading the march in Medford. No matter what community you’re marching with, or where you’re coming from, there will be a spot for you.
3:35pm Kick off the march
We’ll be marching from Pear Blossom Park to Senator Wyden and then to Representative Walden’s Medford offices to demand immediate climate action. Click HERE for the route march.
4:45 Speakers and Performances Continue
More speakers and music from Feral Groove and Alice DiMiceli will continue when marchers get back to Pear Blossom Park.
6:15 Head home ready to take action in your community
Code of Conduct:
To encourage the broadest and most diverse involvement possible, to respect our many communities and the important issues we are supporting, to help create a family-friendly mobilization and to help ensure the safety of all participants, we expect everyone taking part in the People's Climate March to respect the following agreements:
We will use no violence (physical or verbal) towards any person.
We will not destroy or damage property.
We will promote a tone of respect, honesty, transparency, and accountability in our actions.
We will not carry anything that can be construed as a weapon, nor possess (or consume) any alcohol or drugs.
We will all hold each other accountable to respecting these agreements.
What to bring:
Most importantly, bring everyone you know! Help make this a powerful representation of our resistance in this critical moment!
Bring things that help communicate the message:
Make your own signs and banners and t-shirts and flags – be creative! Sticks and poles are allowed — but please, no sticks with pointy ends or exposed nails/screws. We’ll have tons of signs at the park for you too! Come to our last Art-Make on Friday at 5:30pm at the Rogue Action Center (RAC) to make your own or help make the big banners for the day.
Carry signs or banners that let people know where you are from – what organization, what city, or community
Music that does not need amplification is encouraged (drums, guitars, etc.)
Items to bring that will make your day more comfortable:
Reusable water bottle (we will have water filling stations at the park)
Layers (the weather in southern Oregon can be pretty unpredictable and shifts a lot in an afternoon)
Check the weather a day or two in advance; if it’s going to be a sunny day, wear sunscreen and a hat