YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM APRIL 3RD ONLINE RALLY 12:00PM-2:30PM
LINKS FOR ACTIONS TO TAKE DURING THE LIVE RALLY
Sign up to volunteer with Fridays for Future Toronto:
Find your member of parliament:
Petitions to ask for a Green New Deal:
Greenpeace petition - Bail out workers not millionairs and CEOS:
350.org petition - Principles for a #justrecovery from COVID-19:
Resolution Community Song
April 3rd Website Page Table of Contents
April 3rd Online Global Climate Strike Outline and YOUTUBE link
Speakers & Performers
April 3rd Social Media Campaign
Fridays For Future Toronto Youth Video Speakers
Additional Climate and Social Justice Actions
SPEAKERS & PERFORMERS
Nigel Barriffe is currently an Executive Officer of the Elementary Teacher of Toronto and their Political Action Committee Liaison, Board chair of the Urban Alliance On Race Relations and a member of the TDSB Joint Management Labour Environment Committee.
Savi is a 17 year old high school student and an organizer with Climate Justice Toronto and Students Say No. She organizes with an intersectional analysis and is trying to build a better world that leaves nobody behind.
Sophia Sidarous is an indigenous rights and environmental activist. Her activism has brought her travelling throughout Canada and even on the international stage at the UN headquarters for the International day of the girl at the Speak Out event. She explained the connection between the desecration of lands and the impact on indigenous women/girls. She is also one of the 15 plaintiffs suing the Canadian government for inaction on the climate crisis.
Ruby Swartz is a 17-year-old settler youth living in so called Toronto. She is a high school student who organizes with Fridays for the Future. For her, the climate crisis is the most important issue. It represents the biggest danger facing youth right now. Her work centers around youth empowerment and education as she views views these as the key to solving the crisis.
Nanook Gordon, spirit name whitesun, is a young two spirit Inuk from the Inuvialuit region who now lives in Toronto. As a land and water defender Nanook has taken part in many land and water protection actions including the Burnaby Mountain Occupation and the Fish Farm Occupation, they spent time with the Tiny House Warriors and more recently they were among the many Indigenous youth and allie’s who occupied the Department of Justice building in Ottawa in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en
Benjamin Pickles is 12-year-old political and environmental activist from Brant, Ontario. Ben is the founder of Climate Strike Brant, and read a resolution to the Brant County Council declaring a climate emergency in November of 2019.
Dave Clark is a Gemini award winning musician who has spent over three decades composing, performing and recording original music. Dave is a multi- instrumentalist, vocalist, conductor, music producer, poet, educator, author, mastering engineer and the leader of both the Woodshed Orchestra and the WoodChopperʼs Association improviserʼs orchestra.
Tim Baker is probably best known as the writer and frontman of the much-celebrated Newfoundland band Hey Rosetta! After taking their sweeping, poetic, high-energy music across the world for over a decade, Hey Rosetta closed their doors in 2017, leading Tim to reflect, regroup and record his first solo album. "Forever Overhead" was released in April 2019, Rolling Stone calling it “Nostalgic and nuanced,...it nods to Jackson Browne…it’s buoyant, bubbling…worthy of Feist” and Dominionated called it “A glorious exclamation to the world that, yes, Tim Baker is on his own now, but no, he’s not going anywhere anytime soon”. The last year has seen Tim & his new band playing all across Europe & North America to loyal fans and rave new review. He is currently at home in Toronto, washing his hands, eating lentils, and working on his next album.
Born in Mauritius, raised in Canada. Mohammad Ali is one man who’s been forced to walk two directions. An artist, and activist. Whether in the studio or in the picket lines, Mohammad blends the raw energy that made Hip-Hop the global cultural force that it is, with a rock solid commitment to grassroots social justice activism. MOving labour and human rights struggles beyond the ‘acoustic guitar’ and onto something original for a new general, the Socialist Vocalist is redefining how his generation views political art. Mohammad’s unique voice and perspective as a bridge between the worlds of Hip-Hop music and social activism have afforded him the opportunity to speak and facilitate workshops at various colleges/ universities in Canada, all while concurrent touring.
Known by her indigenous name Medicine Song Woman, Brenda MacIntyre has shared her evocative melodic voice and fusion of reggae, rap and indigenous hand drum healing music with appreciative audiences of 30 to 3,000 across North America. The Toronto-based Juno Award-winning singer has been featured nationally on MuchMusic, CTV, CP24, APTN and most recently, Global and the front page of the Toronto Star.
Cricket is an Anishinaabekwe Métis youth activist and filmmaker. As a land defender Cricket works with a variety of organizations such as Friday’s for Future Toronto, Polluters Out and is one of the Indigenous Youth for Wet’suwet’en. Cricket has spoken from police occupied railroad blockades to the International Women’s Day stage.
Sam Wong is a mixed race, Métis-Cree young man who is passionate about Indigenous and environmental rights. He lives in Toronto and is a student who organizes at U of T with the Equity Studies Student Union. Recently, he helped occupy Minister Carolyn Bennett’s office in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en. He is driven to help create a better world for all.
Cassie Nortion & Neo Givord-Serrano
Cassie Norton is a singer-songwriter and climate activist. She believes that music is a powerful tool capable of providing us both with the strength we need to make massive changes and the resilience we will need to live through those changes in the years to come. Neo Givord-Serrano is an 11 year-old singer-songwriter and climate activist. Cassie and Neo met at a Climate strike in March of 2019 and have been collaborating ever since.
Brighid Fry is one half of the award winning duo Moscow Apartment. She is a 17 year old High School student who has grown up within the movement for Climate Justice and she 's performed at many rallies and protests. Moscow Apartment have toured across Canada and parts of the U.S. They get regular airplay on CBC and NPR and will be releasing their much anticipated sophomore EP in June. Brighid has admired FFF supporter Jane Fonda since she was a little girl.
Cricket Guest & Sam Wong
APRIL 3RD SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
Fridays For Future Toronto Youth Video Speakers
Meet some of Fridays For Future Toronto's Youth Organizers!
Cecilia La Rose
ADDITIONAL CLIMATE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIONS
What you can do about climate change during the COVID-19 Health Emergency
Actions to take while physically isolating at home:
● Stay informed.
● Talk to your family and friends about climate change, and what they can do about it.
● Advocate for divestment from fossil fuels.
● Volunteer and join Fridays For Future Toronto Organizers!
● Call, email, text or use social media to send a message to your city councilor, your MP, and/or your MPP about your concerns about climate change.
● Call your radio station’s phone-in shows to speak up about climate change.
● Write Letters To the Editor of your local newspaper to express your concerns about climate change.
● Reduce your personal carbon footprint using Global Footprint Network or Project Neutral.
● Make a personal carbon footprint commitment by taking a pledge with Climate Pledge Collective.
● Investigate whether your personal investments are free from fossil fuels.
● Engage with your bank to advocate for them to divest from fossil fuels.
● Make a donation to our organization!
For comprehensive resources including links and contacts see our full document here:
ACTION for Wet'su'wet'en
Coastal Gas Link workers are still building the liquified natural gas pipeline despite the health emergency we are facing. High numbers of workers in one area puts communities at risk for transmission and spread of COVID-19. This is shameful. We must continue to raise our voices, apply pressure, and take action for Wet’suwet’en from home.
Click here for a comprehensive list of ways to take action:
Click here for information on Fridays For Future Wet'suwet'en Solidarity:
Click here for background information on the Wet'suwet'en nation:
Click here for the Wet'suwet'en supporter toolkit:
Sign Petitions Linked to Our Intersectional Demands
Our 8 Demands:
Defending Land, Water & Life
Separation of Oil and State
A Just Transition
Universal Public Services & Infrastructure
Justice for Migrants and Refugees
Livable Futures for All
Click here to go to our about page for links to online petitions related to each of our 8 demands: