You may have already seen LNS’s statement on Coronavirus. In addition, the StrikeWithUs, Youth Climate Strike Coalition issued a statement today:
“…asking organizers across the country to no longer physically mass mobilize for Earth Day, and instead think critically and creatively about how to engage their communities in disrupting business as usual through different and new tactics.”
The LNS team holds dear our members and the communities with whom we work. We have accordingly decided to create space for folks to process and work out how this state of emergency is affecting the labor-climate movement we are building together.
As such, we have changed the topic for the next labor table call to:
Making Sense of Coronavirus in the Labor-Climate Movement
Changing plans for Earth Day actions and the broader impacts to and responses from the Labor Movement and Climate Movement
Wednesday, March 18
8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central / 6 p.m. Mountain / 5 p.m. Pacific
What to Expect
As the pandemic brings uncertainty, we’ve seen nurses, teachers and their unions step up and demand a response from the government on the scale of the crisis. The call will highlight this leadership, discuss modified Earth Day plans and create space for further discussion on the many ways coronavirus is impacting the climate crisis, the inequality crisis and our fights for justice.
If your not already on the Earth Day Labor Table please register to join the call.
If you completed the form for the first Labor Table and received an email confirmation from Lauren Burke, then you are all set! Thank you for registering.
The labor tables consist of four biweekly calls in March and April on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central / 6 p.m. Mountain / 5 p.m. Pacific.
- 3/4: National Unions Plans
- 3/18: Making Sense of Coronavirus in the Labor-Climate Movement
- 4/1: Social Media Training and National Coordination
- 4/15: One Week to Go: Final Push!