Trial of the Century

When:
10/28/2018 @ 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm
2018-10-28T15:45:00-07:00
2018-10-28T17:30:00-07:00
Where:
US District Court
333 West Broadway
San Diego, California
92101
Cost:
Free
Contact:
SanDiego350
Join us to rally around the plaintiffs and youth climate leadership as part of a national action in support of the “Our Children’s Trust” Trial, also known as Juliana v. US!  (The next day these 21 youth will confront the federal government in open court).

The goal of the action is to support the 21 plaintiffs who were aged 11-22 at the time of the original filing. These brave young people sued the government, saying the U.S. government violated their constitutional rights and is jeopardizing their future by allowing fossil fuel production to continue, despite knowing its effects on the planet. After years in court, and efforts by the federal government to block it from coming to trial, their case will finally be heard in federal district court in Oregon on Monday, October 29th. More info here.

We have some amazing local speakers (mostly youth in their teens and early 20’s). Here’s what’s in the program so far:
– Bird Song from Kumeyaay leaders
– Melissa Hill, with the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
– Sarah Mola, co-founder of Heirs to Our Oceans
– Maya Little-Sana, Youth Minister, St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral
– Andrea Alberico, law student, California Western School of Law
– Derick Boerner, President, San Diego Unified Council of PTAs
– Carolina Rodriguez, SanDiego350
– drumming and chanting beginning at 3:45 pm.
– signing a large thank you card to the plaintiffs

Join us at the Federal Courthouse in San Diego to cheer on these Climate-Action pioneers and hear from local youth in support of this case. RSVP now, and then join and share our Facebook event. 

Please email us if you want to be involved in the planning!