March Details & Logistics

Everything you need to know about September 8th

ROUTE MAP

View the line-up of contingents here and view the route on Google Maps here.

MARCH SCHEDULE

8:30-10:30 AM
Meditation & Interfaith Service at Ferry Park
10:00-10:50 AM
March Line-up at Embarcadero Plaza

We will be gathering at the foot of Market Street in San Francisco, near Embarcadero Plaza. We will be encouraging people to march and organize not just as individuals – but along themes based on the diversity of our communities, concerns, and issues. Contingents are self-organized and growing in numbers.

See Lineup Themes

11:00 AM
We Rise Together: Moment of Solidarity

We’ll share a moment of silence followed by a song before we march.

RISE Together Details

11:05 AM-12:00 PM
March down Market St.

The route will go from the Embarcadero Plaza area, up Market St, to Civic Center. It is largely flat, about 1.7 miles, and should take the average marcher about 1.5 – 2 hours to complete. We will have a support vehicle at the tail of the march if anyone needs a ride or a break.

See Route on Google Maps

12:30-4:00 PM
Resource Fair at Civic Center

The march will end at Civic Center Plaza, near San Francisco City Hall. There will be music, and dozens of information tables from the organizations that helped make this march possible.

Resource Fair Info

2:00 PM
We Rise Together: Moment of Solidarity

We’ll take moment for everyone to stop painting, step back and see what we’ve created. A drone will take photos as we move and sing together. Same song as before

RISE Together Details

3:30-5:30 PM
Bus Pick-Ups

WE RISE TOGETHER | MOMENT OF SOLIDARITY

We’ll mark the beginning and end of the march with a moment of silence and a song. These will take place at 11 AM and 2 PM.

Text ‘RiseCA’ to 83224 to get reminders about the moment of solidarity minutes before.

 

Download as PDF

 

MOMENT OF SILENCE

THE CUE

We’ll repeat the word “REMEMBER” five times

MOMENT OF SILENCE:

On the 5th “REMEMBER” we’ll all sit down and touch the Earth. We’ll remain down for 2 minutes of silence while we remember those impacted by climate change and injustice — and remember our connection to the Earth.

 

RISE & SING

THE CUE:

Follow song leaders singing “Voice of My Great Granddaughter” as we physically rise up from the ground together.

THE LYRICS: Sing 5 times

People gonna rise like the water
Gonna calm this crisis down
I hear the voice of my great granddaughter,
singing‘ Keep it in the Ground’

After 11am Rise Together Moment: Indigenous Contingent officially starts the march, singing “Women Warrior” song. Before 2pm Rise Together Moment: Everyone steps back from street murals for massive group (people and mural) dronephotos, in conjunction with the Rise Together Moment.

ACCESSIBILITY

Rise is committed to making this March accessible. We are also dedicated to our goal of making all participants feel welcome, safe, heard, thought of, and cared for. To make this possible, we have arranged an array of features we hope will satisfy the needs of many.

ASL
Our American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters will make announcements related to the different themes and programming happening in the line-ups. A dedicated area for interpretation will be available on the south end of Embarcadero Plaza, adjacent to the stage. There will also be reserved seating in this area.

  • ASL interpretation is confirmed for line-up instruction, Interfaith Service in Ferry Park at 9:15 – 10:30, both Moments of Solidarity (11am & 2pm) and will be connected to our internal Message Center to address other urgent needs.
  • Interpreters will be easily identifiable via ASL badges and large print signage at the start of the march.

Translation

Amplified sound announcements are planned in Spanish and Cantonese during the pre-march line-up. Direction signage will all be available in Spanish and Cantonese.

Seating & Transportation

  • Seating will be available at each of the four line-up areas/themes for those marchers in need.
  • Electric Vehicles and a number of unionized taxis will be available, on a first-come, first-serve basis, to shuttle participants from the march line-up area at Embarcadero Plaza to the march end point at Civic Center.

Large Crowds

We acknowledge our marchers with social anxiety or those who generally struggle with large crowds. Seating is available upon request and Civic Center will have large patches of grass area for a moment away from over packed crowds once the march disperses for the Resource Fair. Comfort or service animals are, of course, welcome.

We want to impress upon our participants that all are welcome to take part in this event in any capacity that is most comfortable. We acknowledge the intersectionality of our contingents and the varying needs of our larger Rise family. If you have a need that HAS NOT been listed or addressed, please raise those questions at contact.ca@riseforclimate.org.

WHAT TO BRING

Most importantly, bring everyone you know! Help make this a powerful representation of our resistance in this critical moment!

Bring things that help communicate the message:

  • Make your own signs and banners and t-shirts and flags – be creative! There will also be art there for you to hold. Sticks and poles are allowed — but please, no sticks with pointy ends or exposed nails/screws.
  • Carry signs or banners that let people know where you are from – what organization, what city or state, what country
  • Music and instruments that do not need amplification are encouraged

Items to bring that will make your day more comfortable:

  • Clothes you don’t mind getting spattered with (water-based, nontoxic) paint. The end of the march will be the world’s largest street mural painting party, and we hope you’ll participate!
  • Small backpacks and bags are allowed and should be filled with water and snacks! We do not recommend bringing hiking backpacks.
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Layers (the weather in SF can be pretty unpredictable and shift a lot over the course of a day)
  • Check the weather a day or two in advance; if it’s going to be a sunny day, bring sunscreen and a hat
  • Reusable water bottle (we will have water filling stations throughout the march)
  • Bring some light food and drinks…it will be a long day

What not to bring

  • Any weapons or anything that can be construed as a weapon, including pocket knives, multi-tools, mace, scissors, etc.
  • Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are not welcome at this event. Many attendees may have substance sensitivities, and we will be in close quarters, please avoid smoking or wearing strong fragrances so that all can participate.

BUS + TRANSIT INFO

You can download a map of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) here and Muni light rail here.

The closest metro station to the march lineup area is Embarcadero station on these BART lines: and the Muni J, K, L, M, N or T lines.

The closest metro station to the march’s end is Civic Center station.

The start of the march is also accessible by ferry from Larkspur, Sausalito, Oakland, Alameda, and Vallejo. Select SF Ferry Building Terminal as your destination and you can walk across the street from the Ferry Building to the march. More info here and here.

Consider purchasing your Bart or Muni ticket in advance so that you don’t have to wait in lines during the day of the march to purchase one! You can find out more about purchasing Clipper cards that are accepted on BART and Muni here.

For other bus and transit info, visit 511.org to map your route using BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, Muni, buses, ferries, or Amtrak.

PARKING

Parking near the march will be difficult as there will be road closures. If you do drive, we recommend parking at a parking garage. You can find a map of nearby garages here. Do not park at the Civic Center Garage as your car may be blocked from exiting by murals.

If you are driving, you can coordinate a carpool and help take other to the march here.

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