Livestream Schedule – Wednesday, April 22nd – 12-7 pm

Main Session – Virtual Rally 12-1 pm

11:45 am – sign on

12:00 pm – Virtual Climate Uprising – this is the main rally for the day – featuring inspiring speakers, local artists and more. If you can only come to one session, make it this one.

MCs: Aisha Wallace-Palomares, SanDiego350 and Leah Spinner, Sunrise Movement San Diego


Afternoon Sessions

  • 12:55-1:20 pm Covid-19 Q&A: Mutual Aid in SD County and disaster relief resources with:
    • Christina Griffin, We All We Got San Diego
    • Yesi & Matt, San Diego DSA
    • Shannon Cotton, California Nurses Association
    • Wael Al-Delaimy, UCSD Epidemiology
    • Carla Melgun, VA Nurses
  • 2:00-2:30 pm A Changing Climate: Some Kumeyaay Perspectives – Native Tribal issues and past experiences, San Diego’s Kumeyaay Territory climate dangers of the present and future. With:
    • Amaya Hill, Miss Kumeyaay nation
    • Manuel Belmonte, Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice (CIEJ)
    • Amrah Salomon, Professor at UC Santa Barbara
    • Chelsi Sparti, Samuel Lawrence Foundation
    • Jessica Ng, PhD candidate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
    • Bobby Wallace, Kumeyaay Tribe
  • 2:35-2:55 pm Community Yoga and Mindfulness workshop Yoga energizer with C(OM)munity Yoga & Mindfulness instructor Brianda Vargas.
  • 3:00-3:30 Q&A with High School Activism Highschool environmental justice leaders discuss their experiences in activism. With:
    • Kate Vedder, Pt Loma High School
    • Ro’aa Alkhawaja, Mt Carmel High School
    • Shukriya Osman, Bright Horizon Academy
    • Adelka Hancova, Pt Loma High School
    • Aaron Masikip, Olympian High School
    • Leana Cortez, Rancho Buena Vista High School
  • 3:35-4:05 College Activism Panel – College organizers from campuses across San Diego describe their efforts to take action against climate change.
    • Jess Wallach, USD
    • Gianna Petersen, USD
    • Harrison Mitsanas, UCSD
    • Adam Cooper, UCSD
    • Ramon Saldivar, City College
    • Renee Deleon, City College
    • Steve Snider, City College
    • Charlie Trujillo, SDSU
  • 4:10-4:40 pm Panel: Justicia Ambiental – solo en Español (Climate and Environmental Justice Session – Spanish only). Con / With:
    • Maria C Villanueva, Mothers Out Front
    • Jose Franco Garcia, Environmental Health Coalition
    • Oscar Medina, Environmental Health Coalition
    • Alicia Sanchez, Environmental Health Coalition
  • 4:45-5:05 pm Introduction to Local Medicinal Plantswith Ami Admire, Rincon. 
  • 5:10-5:30 pm San Diego Green New Deal Discussion PanelLocal environmental advocates describe what the Green New Deal means for San Diego.
    • Maleeka Marsden, Climate Action Campaign
    • Nikayla Jefferson, Sunrise Movement San Diego
    • Maria Rivera, SanDiego350
    • Ryan Karlsgodt, UniteHere Local 30
  • 5:35-5:55 Workshop: Activism at home A call to action for viewers focused on contacting politicians & making a difference. With: 
    • Anne Barron, Peace Resource Center
    • Riley Liiva, Sunrise Movement
    • Trung Nguyen, SanDiego350
  • 6:00-7:00 ClosingEarth Day closing speeches by:
    • Wael Al-Delaimy, UCSD Division Chief of Global Health
    • Yusef Miller, NAACP San Diego Branch
    • Rosa Olascoaga, Mid-City CAN
    • Maleeka Marsden, Climate Action Campaign