Voices: People’s Climate March – Syracuse April 29th, 2017

Franklin Square Park to the Inner Harbor Amphitheater via the Creek Walk (11:00am-2:00pm)

This new administration is attacking the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, the struggles for justice and peace, and more.

If the policies proposed are implemented, they will destroy our climate, decimate our jobs and livelihoods, and undermine the civil rights and liberties won in many hard fought battles.

It’s up to us to stop that from happening before it starts and it’s up to us to show the world that we want to see progress in achieving a clean energy and a clean environment plan.

Our fights are tied together, and we will only succeed together. That’s why, from now on, we will be standing up for everything and everyone we love — and we are calling on everyone to join us on April 29th; for a massive march to bring our demands to the streets all around the nation.

Water cycle changes that harm the planet, click on image to enlarge

We’re ready to fight back, and we are ready to build a resistance to attacks on our climate, our communities, and our jobs that stands alongside the unprecedented Women’s Marches and other powerful rallies that shook the globe.

On April 29th, we will march for our families. We will march for our air, our water, and our land. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march for our communities, the people we love, and for peace.

In 2014, we said that it takes everyone to change everything. Now, with everything at stake, everyone has a part to play.

Location, Map, Transport, Parking and More: Protest route with details including map and parking directions

Peoples Climate March, click on image to enlarge.

Gather with us at 11:00 a.m. in Franklin Square Park, Syracuse, NY 13204. We will march from there to the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204, where we will rally from noon to 2:00 p.m.

The total march distance is a little under 3/4 of a mile. We will march along the Onondaga Creekwalk for most of the way.  Our route is wheelchair, stroller, and wagon friendly. Accessibility parking will be available at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater Parking lot!

CCAA encourages attendees to seek low-carbon transportation to the event:

  • Plan your walk, cycle, or bus route using Google Maps (that’s right, Centro bus schedules are now on Google Maps!).  Cyclists are welcome to walk with their bikes during the march.
  • Fill your vehicle or find a ride using our event carpool page*

Looking for the designated parking spots? Head towards the March start (Franklin Square, Syracuse, NY 13204) or the rally point (Inner Harbor Amphitheater W Kirkpatrick St, Syracuse, NY 13204) and you will be directed by volunteers to the appropriate parking locations!

DestinyUSA parking is a short distance away and is connected to the Creekwalk should parking immediately close to the site fill up (or you want more of a walk!).

* We set up this carpool page for the event due to strong demand.  Drivers and riders are responsible for their own safety.

Speakers/Music/Tables and more!


  • David Alicea Upstate Senior Organizing Representative for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign
  • Dr. Jamie S. Bodenlos, Associate Professor in Psychology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Dr. Colin Beier, Associate Professor of Ecology, Department of Forest & Natural Resources Management at SUNY ESF
  • Peter F. Cannavò, Associate Professor of Government and Director of Environmental Studies, Hamilton College
  • Ethan Bodnaruk-Citizen’s Climate Lobby and Religions for Peace
  • David Driesen a Professor at Syracuse University College of Law on behalf of CNY Solidarity Coalition
  • Elizabeth Grace Ferguson– High School Senior at Tully High School
  • Dick Degraff – Owner of Grindstone Farms
  • Chris Carrick, Energy Program Manager- Representing the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board
  • Marie Sansone
  • Peter Wirth


  • Featured Artist: Colleen Kattau
  • Riverstone Trio

Food Trucks:

  • Salt City Food Truck
  • That’s What’s Up!


  • Alchemical Nursery
  • Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE)
  • Bike CNY
  • Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment
  • Citizen’s Climate Lobby
  • Clean Cities of CNY
  • CNY Solidarity
  • CNYSolar
  • Fenner Renewable Energy Education Center
  • Halco Energy
  • Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON)
  • Nickels Energy Solutions
  • NY-Geo
  • Onondaga Earth Corps
  • Sierra Club – Beyond Coal
  • SolarizeCNY
  • Syracuse Cultural Workers