December 2015, leaders of the world will meet in Paris during COP21 to reach a global agreement for action on climate change. Let’s help them out with addressing this important issue. On November 29th, 2015, the day before COP21 begins, at 12pm at the Legislature in downtown Victoria, British Columbia the Victoria chapter of The People’s Spark: Igniting Climate Action at COP21 will bring people together to encourage our leaders to take extreme action towards healing the planet.
Participants are planning to carry a red cardboard flame, forming a moving, shifting inferno of human beings; together shining a light on the issue of climate change. Leading up to the event the organizers will be having “flame-building-workshops” and they encourage everyone to think about the following question:
What do you see as the solution(s) to climate change?
These answers will be written on the other side of each bright flame, to inspire others with all of our different world-views and solutions. And maybe even start conversations about what we can do as a group and as individuals now and in the time after COP21.
The Victoria chapter of The People’s Spark: Igniting Climate Action at COP21 are grateful to organize this event on unceded Lekwungen and WSANEC territories.
The question of climate change is big and complex, and this can make it difficult, and even depressing to think about, but you are not alone. This is our chance to come together, and start decreasing the gap between the world we have and the world we want.
We are the ones we have been waiting for, let us work together and ignite the movement!
What: Creative action
Where: British Columbia Legislature, 501 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8V 2L8
When: Sunday, November 29th, 2015 at 12pm
What To Bring: Cardboard flame. If you do not have your own, we have one for you (come before 12pm to write your solution statement)
Wear: Orange, red, and yellow clothes if possible
This event is part of a world wide movement, to read more, go to http://www.avaaz.org/en/event/globalclimatemarch/?slideshow
Accessibility and Inclusion Statement:
The People’s Spark seeks to incorporate peoples of many different heritages, educations, beliefs, races, incomes, religions, genders, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and physical or mental capabilities, as part of the movement for climate action. We do not tolerate discrimination, including hate speech or crimes, of any kind.
The People’s Spark organizers prioritize making this event accessible and barrier-free for those with both visible and/or invisible disabilities.
If you need an alternative to the stairs the Inner Harbour can be accessed by ramp by the Royal London Wax Museum or by elevator at Tourism Victoria Building.
This event will include loud noises, movement, crowds, and multi-coloured props. There is a possibility that people will have their pets in the vicinity.
A public washroom is available under the tourist information centre.
This event is free to the public.
If you have any concerns or accessibility needs please contact People’s Spark at firstname.lastname@example.org.