Thursday, July 9, 2015

End Oil Trains Day - Philadelphia!

This Saturday will be End Oil Trains Day, with an event happening along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. The event is held in remembrance of 47 lives lost in Lac Megantic, Quebec CA when an oil train derailed in the residential section of the town. In addition to remembrance, the event will be promoting action against oil trains, focusing on the specific vulnerability of Philadelphia.
•    2:00 pm - Come together at the footbridge area next to the river
•    2:30 pm – Press Conference
•    3:00 pm – Remembrance of lives lost in Lac Megantic
•    3:15 pm – March for environmental justice and solidarity across our nations – New Orleans style procession with decorated umbrellas - bring your own! West Philadelphia Orchestra will lead the way!
•    3:30 pm through 5:00 pm - "Rainbow Bridge to Philly's Future" visual arts workshop  and info-graphics gallery for ages 5-adult.
•    - Rainbow balloon hanging
•    - Child-friendly oil train and rainbow of renewables pavement chalking
•    - Summer treats
•    Photo ops, brass marching band, outreach and creative happenings all day!

When: Saturday July 11, 2015   2:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Schuylkill River Trails Park, 25th and Spruce
What: End Oil Trains Day - Philadelphia!

More info can be found here

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