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Emergency Everywhere Needham Winds of Change Celebration

Jun 06

We can all feel it…. the wind is turning, change is on the way. Let us face towards it and fill our sails. Let us rise up on the winds of change. Let us reclaim our future and declare our will for a green and just world!

The COVID-19 pandemic has made us STOP, look & take stock.

It has shown us how unfair and unjust our world is and how much we rely on others, especially our mostly invisible citizens and other countries, for our everyday needs. But, all around us, we are witnessing people rising to the challenges and we are all re-discovering the most important things in life: our immediate surroundings, our health and the wellbeing of those who touch our lives, and the need to solve our challenges together.

We notice how quickly governments can act if there is the political will to do so. For a very short time, the highest greenhouse gas emitting countries demonstrated that it’s possible to create a society that doesn’t depend on dirty fossil fuel.

Before we are fully immersed in ‘business as usual’, now is the time to celebrate the sheer love, care, and inventiveness of humans and to inspire ourselves and others to affirm that a greener and more just world is possible.

Let us affix, tie, and secure our colours to the mast, let them fly and make sure our hearts are to fly on the winds of change. Let us bedeck our homes and gardens with messages and symbols of appreciation, hope, solidarity and just demands.

Join us at 1:30 pm on Sunday, June 6th in Needham at the Town Center for a collaborative event on behalf of Extinction Rebellion Boston, Green Needham, Mothers Out Front, and EJN for families. We will be envisioning the future we would like for our children and future generations and celebrating the start of summer with kite flying, windsocks, and art.

This is a family-friendly community event. All are welcome.

Participants are requested to wear masks and social distance.

This event is part of the Emergency Everywhere Needham Campaign, an effort to declare a climate and ecological emergency in the Town of Needham.


Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible