BXE April Convergence

Beyond Extreme Energy Convergence
April 26-28

Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) is getting together with friends and accomplices ahead of the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC to be together, build community, organize, and take action to stop Trump’s appointments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Below, you will find everything we know about our plans, including a tentative schedule of events. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Lee Stewart at Actions@BeyondExtremeEnergy.org, or if it’s an emergency, 703-999-2634.

Everyone is welcome to join BXE for our any of our activities. Everyone is also welcome to join BXE as an affinity group as we participate in other actions together during this time period.

If you would like to join us, please fill out this registration form.

Housing, Food, and Logistics

If you plan on being with Beyond Extreme Energy during your time in DC, we’re providing housing and food.

Housing will start on the night of Wednesday, April 26th at First Trinity Lutheran Church (309 E St NW) and go through the night of Saturday, April 29th. The church has 50 mattresses on the floor for people to sleep on. Because another group is sharing the space on Friday, depending on our numbers, some people will have to stay in overflow space at St. Stephen’s Church in Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights that night.

Please bring everything you need to sleep and be comfortable, including toiletries and a towel. Please do not bring alcohol, drugs, or weapons. First Trinity will have a locked room for storing gear and personal items during the day.

Food will be provided by Seeds of Peace starting at dinner on the evening of Wednesday, April 26th.

Please be sure to fill out the above linked registration form if you plan to stay and/or eat with us.

Transportation to and from DC and within the city is up to everyone as individuals. There is no parking at the church. Parking in DC is notoriously difficult. If you are bringing your car, you will have to find a parking garage and pay to park there. If possible, leave your car home and come to the city via public transportation.

Tentative Schedule of Events

(An official People’s Climate Movement can be found here.)

Wednesday, April 26th

Beyond Extreme Energy Gathering
11am-Evening, First Trinity Lutheran Church (4th and E Street NW)
Discussion. Action planning for Thursday. Time to be together.

Thursday, April 27th

Senate Actions
Morning, Senate Office Buildings
Leafleting Senate staff. Noise demonstration. Traditional lobbying on FERC vacancies.

Youth Climate Lawsuit Speak-Out
9am-10:30am, Supreme Court (1 First Street NE)
Stand with the 21 youth plaintiffs suing the federal government for perpetrating climate chaos. Click here to learn more.

Afternoon Actions
We will target the oil and gas industry with creative, non-arrestable action

Dinner by Seeds of Peace
6pm, First Trinity Lutheran Church (4th and E Street NW)

Action Planning/Training
7pm, First Trinity Lutheran Church (4th and E Street NW)
Legal Training with BXE’s lawyer. Planning for Friday.

Pre-PCM Native Round Dance At Trump Hotel
8:30pm-10pm, 1100 Pennsylvania Av. NW
Click here to learn more about this event.

Friday, April 28th

Morning Actions

It Takes Roots Action: Mother Earth’s RED LINE
2pm to 4pm
Join It Takes Roots to take direct action against corporations and politicians driving the extractive economy. Click here for more details.

Environmental Justice In Action: How HBCU’s Are Leading the Climate Fight
6pm-9pm, Howard University
Click here to learn more about this convergence.

Labor Network for Sustainability Gathering
7pm-10pm, 2333 18th Street NW
Click here to learn more.

Saturday, April 29th

People’s Climate March
Click here for more information.
BXE will be marching as part of the Fossil Fuel Resistance bloc, itself a part of the Reshapers of Power group which is gathering on the Mall between 3rd and 4th Sts., on the south side of the mall.

Climate Showdown: Flood Trump
Click here to sign-up to flood Trump with action.

Sunday, April 30th

People’s Climate Candidate Training
7:30am-3:30pm, Thurgood Marshall Center (1816 12th St NW)
Click here to learn more about this training to run for political office.

Monday, May 1st

FERC Technical Conference
Morning, FERC
Click here for more details and to register. We’re trying to get people to go.

March on May Day
12pm-1:30pm, Malcolm X Park
Learn more about this worker’s march against racism, sexism and capitalism.

(All BXE actions, gatherings, and activities adhere to our Principles of Nonviolence, which can be found here.)

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