Two events in Kingston, Jamaica this week: climate action, human rights and peace

I want to quickly alert you to two events taking place in Kingston later this week. Unfortunately I will be unable to attend, but I hope that you will support these efforts, and spread the word.

Blue for Peace: Glendon Nam (third left), director of Island Dairies/Cremo and Professor Elizabeth Ward (fourth left), chair of the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) cut the ribbon to officially open the exercise bars for the Grants Pen Peace Park. Sharing in the moment are (from left), Joy Cotterel, councillor of the Barbican Division; Pastor Ian Muirhead; Delroy Chuck, MP for the area and Minister of Justice and David Tulloch, PNP caretaker for the St Andrew North East constituency.

Firstly, on Thursday, July 21, Jamaicans for Justice will be hosting the launch of their public education campaign, “Justice for All.” You can join them in person at the Grants Pen Peace Park, Thursday July 21, 2022, at 9 a.m., or watch on their YouTube channel and Instagram page. They will also be featured on Radio Jamaica’s “Hotline.” With funding support from the always brilliant Open Society Foundations.

Then, on Friday, July 22, the Jamaica Climate Change Youth Council (JCCYC) will hold a protest at the press briefing on deep sea mining (RESCHEDULED) at the AC Marriott Hotel on Lady Musgrave Road at 12:00 noon to draw attention to this major and urgent issue. Why don’t you join them in support – and learn more? (You may also check out my recent blog posts on the issue). The JCCYC has been raising awareness through online discussions on Twitter (@OurFootPrintJA_) and Instagram and is ramping up the climate action!

Whatever age you are (there is no age limit when you are supporting youth!) you can join the JCCYC by registering here: https://t.co/Tjixvj29gI They are offering help with transportation and there will be light refreshments. Join them – it’s their future, their life, their Planet.

Enjoy the rest of your week!


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