Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2:00p -
Boston City Hall
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02203
The Amazon is burning. This year, there have been over 73,000 fires (half of which happened in the last 20 days) in Brazil. In the same time period, more than 500,000 hectares of forest have burned in Bolivia. While the fires are raging, there has been little media coverage and almost no international pressure to defend the Amazon.
The government of Brazil under Jair Bolsonaro has been taking away many protections that have led to soaring rates of deforestation. The land is being cleared to make room for more agriculture, mining, and logging.
On Saturday, we will show up for the Amazon. We will march to take a stand for what’s going on. For the lack of international pressure. For the impact the fires have on us globally. For our country and the world to stop being bystanders.
------ We will meet at Boston’s City Hall Plaza at 2pm for a short program and then we’ll march together to the Brazilian Consulate (175 Purchase St, Boston). This is a nonviolent event. -------