Wisconsin Day of Dedication
Saturday, November 18
Young people from around Wisconsin will gather at the Governor’s Mansion to memorialize this critical moment in climate history by burying a time capsule. The time capsule – to be opened in 50 years – will contain items symbolizing things we may lose as the Earth’s climate continues to change. The preserved items will also record the action (or inaction) of our own state government – specifically of Governor Walker. Attendees are invited to bring an object (small enough to fit in your palm) representing what you love and want to protect in the face of climate change, and/or a letter to the future.
In 2067, the contents of the time capsule will be shared with the children, grandchildren, and possibly great-grandchildren of those who buried it. Today’s youth want future generations to know that their predecessors were fighting for them – as well as who didn’t have their backs. The event organizers have given Scott Walker until November 18 to speak up in favor of the Paris Climate Agreement, and therefore change how history remembers him. This movement is not only about recognizing the magnitude of the problem, but making sure that 50 years from now, we remember who is responsible.
WHAT: Wisconsin Day of Dedication
WHEN: Saturday, November 18
WHERE: The gathering begins at 2:30 in Burrows Park (25 Burrows Road, Madison) for speakers and an art build. Participants will march to the Governor’s Mansion by 4:30 for the Dedication Ceremony.
Click HERE to visit the event’s Facebook page.