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Time: October 25, 2017 from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Location: New Haven Green
Street: corner of Chapel and College streets
City/Town: New Haven
Event Type: solidarity, action, with, indigenous, people, and, for, climate, protection
Organized By: Melinda Tuhus
Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2017
What: Solidarity action with global divestment movement
When: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: New Haven Green, corner of College and Chapel streets, New Haven, then walk 3 blocks to visit 3 banks (Chapel to Church to Elm streets)
Why: On Oct. 23, 92 of the world’s largest banks met in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss environmental and social risk management policies regarding the climate and indigenous people’s rights to “free, prior and informed consent.”
Mazaska Talks (“Money Talks” in Lakota) is calling for global actions on October 23-25 focusing on banks that are funding fossil fuel projects that are endangering indigenous lands, water and cultures, and our global climate. Indigenous groups and the Fossil Free divestment movement started by 350.org have led individuals, organizations and local governments to withdraw billions of dollars from these banks. In the most recent success, in early October, BNP Paribas — Europe’s second largest bank — announced it is cutting funding to tar sands, all tar sands pipelines, fracking, LNG (liquefied natural gas), and Arctic oil projects. This kind of pressure works.
Join New Haven Stands with Standing Rock (NHSwSR) as we focus on banks in our community that are making these destructive investments. We will meet on the Green at the corner of College and Chapel streets, then pay a visit to TD Bank, Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank, where we will highlight our campaign asking the city to move its $3 million a day operating budget out of Wells Fargo to a bank that prioritizes investments in our community. Wells just announced a drastic 18 percent drop in its third quarter earnings related to penalties it’s had to pay for its many unethical practices, putting taxpayers’ money even more in jeopardy. We will then drop off our latest batch of petitions to Mayor Harp's office and end by expressing solidarity with Marcos Reyes in sanctuary at First & Summerfield church on the corner of Elm and College streets.Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spread the word and join us on Oct. 25!