350 Androscoggin’s People’s Climate Parade Is a Family-Friendly Solidarity Event!

PCMdefendourmotherauburn.jpgIt’s definite—there will be a People’s Climate March solidarity parade in Auburn on Sunday, September 21, rain or shine! The parade will start at 1:00 p.m. at Festival Plaza and take a mile-and-a-half route linking Auburn and Lewiston, crossing the Androscoggin twice to do it.

The parade is an opportunity to show the impact of climate disruption using banners and costumes. We invite participants to come as displaced species—polar bears, penguins, puffins, humans, etc. We will include a section for species that are invading Maine—think green crabs, Japanese beetles, deer ticks, etc. We want to wrap up the parade line with costumes, banners and signs that focus on peace, possibilities and solutions. Paddlers, "march" along the river with us; there's a hand-launch at Festival Plaza!

There will be some costumes and banners available for those who want to parade but don’t have time to make something. We need people to carry banners; we need parade marshals to keep us safe and in line. If you come, we will find a way for you to be a vital part of this solidarity parade.

Park at the Auburn Parking Garage across Main Street, or across Court Street at the Great Falls Plaza beyond the hotels.

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For more information or to sign up to participate (we have a job for everyone!), contact Wendy (207-777-1980).