The community is invited to two peaceful rallies and a free film screening to support global climate strikes planned around the world. Indivisible North Coast Oregon hosts these public events as part of its Climate Crisis Week.

INCO hosts a Global Climate Strike Rally on Friday, Sept. 20, noon to 1 p.m., at the big orange chair in Seaside, at the corner of Highway 101 and Broadway. The second Global Climate Strike Rally, on Friday, Sept. 27, will be in Astoria, on Marine Drive between 16th and 18th,, from noon to 1 pm. INCO encourages people to bring signs to the rallies.

A National Geographic documentary, “Paris to Pittsburgh,” will be shown on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Columbian Theater, 1102 Marine Drive, Astoria. This is a free event, with a community discussion following the film. Directed by National Geographic filmmaker Sidney Beaumont, “Paris to Pittsburgh” spotlights the cities, states, businesses, and citizens taking action to deal with the very real social and economic impacts of climate change. It features voices from local leaders as well as everyday Americans.

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and students around the world are organizing Global Climate Strikes on two successive Fridays, Sept. 20 and Sept. 27. Millions of people worldwide are expected to participate. INCO’s Climate Week activities encourage Oregonians to demand action from individuals, governments, and businesses on climate change.

Indivisible North Coast Oregon is a grassroots group based in Clatsop County. It defends democracy by opposing authoritarianism, bigotry, and corruption and by encouraging civic engagement.

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