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Monday, July 15, 2019

New Orleans Funeral Action

Street Demonstration

Doors Open: 9:30 AM
Program Starts: 9:30 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM

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Place: Start - Starving Musician 1103 Pacific Ave
End at County offices 701 Ocean

This MONDAY, JULY 15, XR (EXtinction Rebellion) will begin with our first summer action: a New Orleans funeral for Earth, species, territories, and migrant children.

In solidarity with the people of Louisiana, now losing a football field of land every hour and a half, and experiencing devastating flooding as we write, we will carry a casket covered with dead flowers and photos of endangered/extinct animals, also migrant children. We'll proceed up Pacific Ave, over the Water St. bridge and to the County Building where we'll speak our minds then "die" on the County Building steps.

After this, some of us will enter the building with a large message from XR for Congressman Jimmy Panetta. Demand #1: Tell the Truth and Declare Climate Emergency!

This first action of the summer coincides with the start of XR UK's Summer Uprising in England. Other organizations are also collaborating with this call for US Emergency, including The Climate Mobilization, Mothers Out Front, the Poor People's Campaign, the Ponca Tribe, Earth Uprising, Idle No More, and many more.

Meet us in front of the Starving Musician (1103 Pacific Avenue) at 9:30 am on Monday in your finest black funeral wear, with your signs, your love for Earth and people everywhere and your will for change. Bring black umbrellas, signs, tambourines, drums, and dead flowers. If you have a very short speech you might like to speak out on steps, please let us know at the email below.

If you have any resources (seeking jazz musicians!) to offer, email us at"> and tell your friends!

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Admission: No Charge