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No To Coal, Yes To Life

YVA is hosting a Bay Area action in Oakland as part of the Global Climate Strike on September 23, 2022


Here in the Bay we are saying no to coal in Oakland and also no to all forms of violence. Youth are coming together to support each other, express joy, celebrate life, fight to protect our lives and be able to live together.


This is part of an international, youth-led day of action with the goal,  “To demand policymakers and world leaders to prioritize #PeopleNotProfit!  Globally, we are asking for Climate Reparations, not as charity, but as a transformative justice process in which political power will return to the people.  This should be a follow through on the demands from Indigenous, black, anti-patriarchal and diverse marginalized communities to get their lands back, giving resources to the most affected communities by the climate crisis for adaptation, loss and damages.


Together let’s bring back the power to the people whose power has been stolen. Together, let’s build a system and home where we prioritize #PeopleNotProfit.”


March Route: We will gather at Oscar Grant Plaza/ Frank Ogawa then go on a 1 mile loop through downtown, past OPD and the Federal Building, then return to the plaza. Map here.



10am - Gather, practice chants, learn song/ movement

10:30 am - Short march

12:00pm - Speakers, Hip Hop performances, workshops and  lunch

1pm - end


Background: For more information on the history of the fight against coal in Oakland, check out these google slides