Care for All #demonstratingwhileisolating Earth Day Protest, APRIL 22
Care for All Balcony/Window Protest is part of ClimateWorkingGroup Earth Day Action please RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/artactionresiliencecareforall-day-1-2-2/
Care For All is an initiative by artist Andrea Haenggi to create a moment of solidarity and to amplify our own voices together with our neighbors, strengthening our localities while acting globally. We are raising our voices at home in social distance to strike a blow for climate and social justice, for all living beings – humans and non-humans – to have the future they deserve.
Further, we can learn from the pandemic crisis. Ask yourself: what new habits have you developed that are more caring for the planet and for people’s health than what you did previously? The virus has shown us that another world is indeed possible.
On Earth Day April 22, 23 & 24, we will find each other at our windows and on our balconies at 7 pm (and we will meet virtually on zoom 15 minutes before the balcony protest to allow us to sense each other so we are together as we chant on our balconies). We have sent out a basic chant and, we encourage all participants to customize it and insert your own wishes and demands as your enact your own personal protests each day.
How it Works
1. Make a protest sign to hold as you chant
2. Join in the collective chant. Make a Picture with your phone of the Chant so you have it with you.
3. State the action you want loud and clear
4. Use pots and pans and your dancing body to express your demands and the joy of people power
5. If you feel comfortable with it, you can support your participation by asking a couple of your neighbors to join you on their balconies or at their windows (in appropriate social distance).
Protest Sign Making: Use any cardboard or paper that works for you. You may want to put your general demand on one side and on the other list the new habit you have developed during the pandemic that contributes to the health of the Planet.
Notes on the chants: The COVID-19 emergency has revealed the inequality in our country and in the world. Many corporations are making use of the virus to continue depleting the ecosystem. On March 26th, the US EPA rolled back its pollution regulations, allowing companies to “self-monitor” without penalty for violations. And the US government has rolled back Obama-era clean air standards, using the pandemic as cover to allow increased air pollution and thus making millions of people and the planet vulnerable