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Oct 28

Sunday Vigil Events and Hurricane Sandy Plans!

Join us on Government Center plaza anytime from now until Tuesday at noon. We’ll keep you updated on any storm-related changes. Preliminary storm planning l  is below.

 

But first, join us today (Sunday, October 28th) for some special guests!

4:15pm Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein (of Lexington, MA) contacted us to let us know she’ll be coming to the vigil at 4:15pm today. Jill will speak, and you can be sure that the #ClimateSilence will be broken.

As you know, this vigil is non-partisan. We did not reach out to any campaign to visit the vigil. The Stein/Honkala campaign recognized the importance of this action and made it a priority to attend.  We welcome all elected leaders and candidates for office to do the same.

 

Melodeego will be on-site today playing their climate-conscious Soul ‘n Roll!

 

5:30 Bill McKibben (journalist, author and founder of 350.org) joins the vigil!

 

Monday and Tuesday Frankenstorm Sandy Plans

The vigil will go on as long as it is safe to be outside on Government Center.  Old West Church (United Methodist) at 131 Cambridge Street will be available for our use throughout these days. People are invited to bring a change of clothes to leave in the church so you can change into dry clothing after taking a shift in the rain and wind.  For the overnight shift, we’ll take turns being out in the weather (shorter than 3 hour shifts). We know that climate change models have been predicting that storms of this magnitude will be more frequent, and we can only expect that such storms will continue to worsen in the coming years. Now is the time to demonstrate our concern for and solidarity with people and the planet (including the loss of life and economic effects of such destructive storms). We will have ponchos for outdoors, as well as coffee and hot chocolate indoors at the church. We have use of the kitchen (No oven, but there is a microwave oven). People who are not able to commit to taking an outdoor shift in the storm are invited to bring more ponchos, to bring coffee, hot chocolate, soup/stew/chili, and other foods to warm the vigilers.  To coordinate these donations and with questions re: outdoor shifts, contact Marla Marcum 781-475-0996,  marla@350ma.org