From Ashes to Action: Honoring Our Climate Dead, Protesting Fossil Fuel Banks
When: November 13, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: 655 W. Broadway
San Diego, California
Contact: Phil Petrie / ICEJ

In the past fifty years two million people have died from extreme weather events most of which are exacerbated by climate change.  Many more will die if we do not transition speedily to renewable energy.  From 2016-2022 four big US banks–Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo–have poured over one trillion dollars into the fossil fuel industry enabling its extraction and burning of the dirty energy that drives climate change.  THIS MUST STOP!!  

To protest this blood money and honor those who have died (most of whom are from developing nations), a memorial service and protest will be held before each of these four banks while processing with a (mock) coffin to symbolize the mounting casualties and the bank's culpability.  On Monday, November 13 at 11 AM, we will meet before Bank of America at 655 W. Broadway in downtown San Diego and march to the other three.

This event is sponsored by the Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice and partners including GreenFaith, SanDiego350, and CleanEarth4Kids.