SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: It Takes Roots People's Caravan
The caravan begins in Cleveland on Wednesday 7/20 at the Republican National Convention and end on Wednesday 7/27 with Justice for Berta Cáceres actions in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention, stopping along the way to build with organizations fighting for economic and racial justice in Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
Weds July 20: Support Mijente “Wall Off Trump” action. MiJente will be bringing organizers and artists, parents and kids, and direct action specialists who will not be silenced by Trump’s fear and hatred and xenophobia. Together they will be creating thousands of feet of beautiful wall: enough to encircle the Republican National Convention.
Thurs July 21: Caravan Launch—Our Pledge of Resistance. We will announce the caravan launch by asking those on the caravan and those around us in proximity to take a Pledge to Resist racism, sexism, US centrism and indict what is happening in the RNC. The theme of the RNC for Thursday is "Make America One Again" but we know there is not just one America, we represent many Americas. We believe in people's power to resist racism, hate and misogyny and to create solutions so we all can live in dignity.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN US: Thursday July 21st, 12-1pm, Public Square, Cleveland
Cleveland to Pittsburgh
Fri July 22: Caravanistas will partner with the Ohio Organizing Collaborative to canvass in Ohio communities in the morning, and then head to Pittsburgh for an event with the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), focused on a reportback from the RNC and solidarity with Justice for Berta.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON FRIDAY July 22nd, 6-8pm at Salem's Event Center, 2911 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
Sat July 23: The caravan heads to Baltimore to build with Black-led organizations, supporting an action at the Tubman House near the site of Freddie Gray's death and having an organizer exchange over dinner with Baltimore BLOC bringing together communities of color and indigenous peoples to build and strategize with the black community around state violence.
Sun July 24: The caravan heads to Philadelphia for a day of actions: It Takes Roots contingent in the March for a Clean Energy Revolution by Food & Water Watch, calling for a just transition from fossil fuels to 100% clean renewable energy. Then in the spirit of the Honduran social movement that continues to organize to stop environmental destruction and violent persecution, we’ll demonstrate that “Berta didn’t die, she multiplied” with a creative action focusing on the enduring legacy of Berta Cáceres in the fight for environmental justice. We end the day with an organizer exchange and dinner with local community hosted by Media Mobilizing Project and LeftRoots.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN/FOLLOW THE MARCH FOR A CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION
Mon July 25: Support an action and speaking on a panel led by JUNTOS and #Not1More to protest the Berks Family Detention Center and discuss the State of Migration; Organize a second Justice for Berta action and an It Takes Roots contingent in the March for Our Lives by Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign; COPINH members will speak at a panel hosted by Jewish Voices for Peace entitled "US foreign Policy from Palestine to Latin America: What to expect from a Clinton Presidency"; and we’ll end the day supporting a Moral Mondays action as part of a "Repairers of the Breach Revival" Tour with Dr. Reverend William Barber II of North Carolina.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MIGRANTS RIGHTS MARCH Monday July 25th, 10am-12pm
Tues July 26: In the morning we’ll participate in a Toxic Tour with Action United, Philly Thrive and LeftRoots to bear witness to the organizing and resistance being led by communities in South Philly who are fighting the refinery expansion in their neighborhood. Generations of asthma and other detrimental health effects will be highlighted at the refinery itself. In the afternoon we join the Black DNC Resistance March organized by Philly Coalition for REAL Justice.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE TOXIC TOUR OF PES REFINERY, Tuesday July 26th, 10am-12pm at 28th and Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia
Weds July 27, TBD: Press event around HR Bill No. 5474 “Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act”