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North Carolina hosts day of climate action Jan. 23


Join us on Monday, January 23 for the North Carolina Statewide Day of Action for Climate Justice!

The events planned for this day came out of the North Carolina Climate Justice Summit and are also part of a nationwide grassroots movement created to hold those in power accountable. As we face the enormity of climate change and environmental racism, as well as the upheaval of the incoming administration, we want to join together, organize and support our vision of the world we want.

Events will be held in Asheville, Boone, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Pink Hill, Raleigh and Winston-Salem (see details below). Many events will hold a “People’s Inauguration” where we take an oath to “protect the people, places and planet that we love.” These actions are also coordinated with People’s Climate Movement actions across the country during the first 100 hours of the new administration.

Join an Action for Climate Justice event near you and help us celebrate and honor the people and planet by calling for policies that protect us — policies that protect our air, our water and our land; policies that promote clean energy jobs and climate justice for all people.

North Carolina Day of Action for Climate Justice Events:

Folks in Asheville will be holding a “Gathering for Climate Justice: Cultivating Resiliency” The event will be at the THE BLOCK off Biltmore (39 S. Market St.) and starts at 6:00. There will be discussion, music, poetry, art and much more! For more info Contact Eliza Laubach at

Boone Rising and allies will be holding a “People’s Peace Parade” at 4:00. The parade will start and finish at the Watauga Public Library. For more info contact Sarah Kellogg at

Divest Appalachian is hosting a walkout and march on the Appalachian State Campus. They are asking students and faculty to walk out from their classes and gather on Sanford Mall (by the big statue) at 11 am. Around 11:20, there will be a short march through the busy parts of campus to the BB Dougherty Administration building. Around 11:35 there will be a short rally with student speakers and space for faculty and community members to speak as well. Contact Cassidy Quillen at for more information.

Chapel Hill
There will be a People’s Inauguration and Potluck from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Weaver St. Market (101 E. Weaver St.) in Carrboro. For more info contact Mark Ortiz at or Sophie Suberman at

People will be gathering at the the Charlotte Government Center (600 E. 4th St.) at 5:30. At 6:30 the group will be having a candle lighting, a “know your rights training” and will then attend the City Council meeting to call for the repeal of Charlotte’s “Extraordinary Event Ordinance” that limits free speech rights. For more info contact Luis Rodriguez at .

There will be a “People’s Inauguration Gathering” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. hosted by NC WARN at 2812 Hillsborough Road in Durham. For more info contact

There will be a youth focused event in Goldsboro that will feature a tree planting and prayer vigil. More information about time and place coming soon. For more information contact Bobby Jones at

Pink Hill
People will be gathering in downtown Pink Hill (301 S. Pine St.) from 8-10:30 a.m. where they will hold a “People’s Power Party” and a march that are focused on youth. For more info contact Ana Flores at

Raleigh folks are still working on final details for the event. For more info contact Karen Bearden at

People in the Triad area will be gathering in Winston-Salem for a rally to call for 100% energy renewable energy and environmental justice. It will be at 5:00 at Merschel Plaza located at the corner of 4th and Trade. For more info contact Kim Porter

P.S. Save the Date: March with us! Just before the 100th day of the new administration, on Saturday, April 29, people from across the nation will come together for a massive march to bring our demands to the streets of Washington, D.C. 





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