Chicago, IL — Thousands will gather in Chicago for the People’s Climate March on Saturday to demand climate action and social justice. The march will begin at 12 p.m. with a rally at Federal Plaza featuring speakers from the environmental justice and labor movements. Following the rally, demonstrators will march to the Trump Tower, where they’ll hold hands along the south bank of the Chicago River to symbolize the protection of our air, water, land, and communities.
More than 80 groups are supporting this local march, which is among one of hundreds happening across the country on Saturday.
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What: Thousands rally at Federal Plaza, followed by a march to the Trump Tower
When: Saturday, April 29, 12 p.m., concluding at 3 p.m.
Where: Federal Plaza; 50 W. Adams St., Chicago, Illinois 60603
Who: Speakers will include:
Sarina DiMaso, American Indian Center
Octavius Hayes, Clean Power Lake County
Nancy Meza, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
David Hunt, Food & Water Watch
John O’Grady, AFGE Council 238, the union representing Environmental Protection Agency employees
Cheryl Johnson, People for Community Recovery
Melissa Cardoza + Karla Lara, Environmental Justice Leaders from Honduras
Delia Barajas, Ixchel -Berwyn + Cicero
Naomi Davis, Blacks in Green
Troy Hernandez, Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization
Jose Oliva, Food Chain Workers’ Alliance
Bryant Williams, Southeast Environmental Task Force
Sheilah Garland, National Nurses United