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Climate Change March Recap

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More than 60 O’Dowd students, faculty and staff members, and alumni participated in the RISE March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice in San Francisco on Saturday, September 8, joining 30,000 people in the largest climate march the West Coast has ever seen! Two of our student leadership groups, Eco-leaders and Solidarity-in-Action, collaborated during the past month to educate and mobilize our community (and other Catholic schools and churches) to join an inter-faith contingent in the march. This action was a reflection of our school’s charism, which emphasizes kinship with creation and social justice, and a response to Pope Francis’ call for us to hear “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.” The march sought to demand international leaders, who are gathered this week at the Climate Summit in San Francisco, to commit to no new fossil fuels and a just and fair transition to 100% renewable energy.

Read reflections written by O’Dowd students who attended the event:


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