September is always a busy month, and this year it promises to be especially so in regards to climate action. Young students around the world – including in Saskatoon – have promised to renew their strikes for climate action, while many others have pledged to participate in a general strike for climate action as part of the Global Climate Strike on September 27. In other words, people around the world are re-doubling and stepping up their efforts at disruptive actions aimed at raising awareness and, critically, forcing bolder action on the climate front by communities and governments everywhere.
We at CJS have a number of events planned for this month, culminating in a Saskatoon climate strike on the 27th. Read on for details!
On September 10th and 12th we’ll be presenting two screenings of the 2018 documentary film Paris to Pittsburgh. You can find more information about the film on its website here, and information about the Saskatoon screenings here. They are free screenings and everyone is welcome to join us and participate in the discussion!
On September 17th, Mark Bigland-Pritchard will be presenting his research – part of our Future of Coal project – at the Sustainable Speaker Series. His talk is entitled “Shifting from Coal to Renewables,” and charts a path to a 100% renewable-energy electricity grid in Saskatchewan. Once again, all are welcome! (See poster below for details)
Finally, on September 27th, we’ll be participating in the Global Climate Strike and leading a rally that begins at City Hall at noon. You can find event details here.
It’s also worth noting that our friends at The Stand – Community Organizing Centre, along with Stop the Cuts and SAFE-AC, are hosting a workshop on alliances between labour and community groups on September 26th!
Keep an eye on our website and social media for updates, and we hope you’ll join us to see this important film, to hear about Mark’s timely research, and to strike for climate action alongside millions around the world.