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NOTE: You'll find most of the action between Kunkel Plaza and Liberty! If you park on City Island, turn left into the park at Front and Market. 

Festival for the Planet

Join us on Saturday, June 11, for a Festival for  the Planet featuring talks,  tabling, musical and dance performances, street  theater, art installations, and interactive art builds, all expressing the urgent need for climate action.

Panel Discussions

12 - 1 p.m.

The Climate Crisis and False Solutions
Patricia DeMarco, Chatham University
Ben Hunkler, Ohio  River Valley Institute
Bonnie McGill, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Doug Morris.  West Chester University
Tiffany Taulton, Hazelwood Initiative
Kristin Volchansky, Action Together NEPA
Moderator: Kelly Yagatich, Climate Reality Project

1 - 2 p.m.

Frontline Voices
Laurie Barr, Save Our Streams PA
Tracy Carluccio, Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Gillian Graber, ProtectPT
Craig Stevens, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Kearni Warren, Energy Justice Network
Moderator: Jim Highland, CEASRA

2 - 3 p.m.

Petrochemicals & Plastics
Zach Barber, PennEnvironment
Chris DiGiulio, WaSEPA
Matt Mehalik, Breathe Project
Jake Wiedemer, BCMAC
Moderator: Kelsey McNaul, Break Free From Plastic

3 - 4 p.m.

Science Is Telling Us
Justin Nobel, Freelance Journalist
Sandra Steingraber, ChoNY & SEHN
John Stolz, Duquesne University

4 - 5 p.m.

How We Win, part 1
Cathy Bordner, Churchill Future
Tracy Carluccio, Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Carol Kuniholm, Fair Districts PA
Maya van Rossum, Green Amendments for the Generations
Moderator: Peter Buck, Penn State & former Ferguson Twsp. Supervisor

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Networking Hour

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Youth Climate Leader Panel
Ariana Genna, Elders Climate Action
Aidan Graber, ProtectPT
Ben Hunkler, Ohio River Valley Institute
Ilyas Khan, Sunrise Pittsburgh
Robert Malone, Sunrise Philadelphia
Malcolm Miller, Earth Alliance
Luna Plaza, Sunrise Pittsburgh

Moderator: Will Bunch, Philadelphia Inquirer

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Climate Convergence Bat Signal

Climate Convergence messaging will be projected in the evening in various Harrisburg locations.  “Bat Signal” is a project of Marcellus Outreach Butler and is available to environmental and social justice organizations that conform to our values.

9 - 12 a.m.

SPECIAL EVENT: How Did This Happen?
How Did This Happen? is a temporary public artwork created by artist Aaron Henderson in collaboration with the Breathe Project. The artwork consists of site-specific projections based on the artist’s interviews and interactions with community members in the Mon Valley. The project will be presented on the front facade of the Grace United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 11, from 9pm-12am. The project was created as part of the Office of Public Art's Environment, Health, and Public Art Initiative. 

Grace United Methodist Church
216 State Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

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Visit our partners who will have informational tables at the festival from 11 - 5!
Citizens Climate Lobby
Climate Reality Project
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Fair Districts PA
Green Amendments For The Generations
Mountain Watershed Association
PA IPL - Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light
Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Vegan Society
Protect PT
Save Our Streams PA
Sierra Club (Allegheny Group)
Three Rivers Waterkeeper
XR Philly

11 - 12 p.m.

Bumbada Women Drummers


2:30 - 3 p.m.

The Pennsylvania Lorax,
Street Theatre by
Karen Elias, 2:30 p.m.

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Our own Karen Elias is organizing some street theatre that will be performed at the festival and is looking for a few actors! It's a short play she's written called The Pennsylania Lorax. There'll be one Zoom rehearsal before the Convergence. Email us to let us know you're interested in being part of the fun!

3- 4 p.m.

Mike Stout

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For more than 50 years, Mike has been an anti-war, union, environmental and community organizer. Mike was Local 1397 Union Grievance Chair at the U.S. Steel Homestead Works, and a co-founder of the Tri-State Conference On Steel and Steel Valley Authority, a coalition to save salvageable portions of the local steel industry and manufacturing base. He is currently President of the Allegheny County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA), the oldest environmental conservation organization in the United States, which is works on cleaning up our air, water, and food chain, protecting our natural habitat. IWLA is currently targeting plastics pollution, fracking, and the current incursion of the petrochemical industry into Western PA.

4- 5 p.m.

Doug Morris

5- 6:30 p.m.

Jacob Butterly


12:30 - 1:30 P.M.

Marshal & Peacekeeper Training

2 - 4 p.m.

Nonviolent Direct Action Training 


Invocation, Rally & March

On Sunday, June 12, we'll take our call for climate action to the streets of Harrisburg after an invocation and rally.

9:30 - 11 a.m.

PANEL: How We Win 2
Tony Crocamo, Fair Districts PA
Barb Jarmoska, Responsible Decarbonization Alliance
Chad Nicholson, CELDF
Rabbi Michael Pollack, March on Harrisburg
Eric Sauder, RegenAll
Moderator: Jim Highland, CEASRA

11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

PANEL: Environmental Justice Is Climate Justice
Echo Alford, Clean Air Council
Jacob Butterly, Poor People's Campaign
Veronica Coptis, Center for Coalfield Justice
Bishop Marcia Dinkins,  Ohio Interfaith Power & Light
Mark Reardon, Communitopia
Tiffany Taulton, Hazelwood Initiative
NaTisha Washington, One Pennsylvania
Moderator: Josephine Gingerich, Climate Reality Project

WORKSHOP: Marshal and Peacekeeper Training, 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Joe Uehlein and The ULiNERS


The ULiNERS are a DC-based Americana roots rock band that plays a wide variety of Americana roots music with a strong specialty in songs that have something to say about the world around us (labor, environmentalism, human rights and social and economic justice).

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Invocation & Rally

Invocation & Relection - David A Heayn-Menendez, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light

Rally Speakers

Patricia DeMarco

Karen Feridun

Ilyas Khan

Music by Mike Stout

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

March to the Capitol

Announcing our march route! Our march could be thought of as a tour of Pennsylvania's failed government. The 1.09 mile route takes us past the Attorney General's office, the Rachel Carson Office Building where both the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are headquartered, the Public School Employees' Retirement System, the Department of Health, the Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Pennsylvania Capitol Building.



Action at the Capitol

Visit Your Legislator

All Day

11 a.m.

Petition Delivery

12 p.m.

Installation of 6' Climate Countdown Clock and Press Conference, East Rotunda

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