Fifty years ago the Lowcountry celebrated the first Earth Day and the South Carolina Tricentennial. This week we remember that time of hope by joining the #CHS #Earthrising. This COVID19 constrained global event began locally on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 9:50 am and continues through Right to Ride Day on May 4th. Right to Ride Day remembers Mary Bowers, the Charleston native who won the right for all people, regardless of race, to ride Charleston’s horse drawn streetcars in 1867. The 50th Anniversary of the Kent State shootings also falls on May 4th and a major (socially distanced) action is planned in commemoration event as well.
#CHS #Earthrising launched via Zoom on Monday, April 20. All remaining events will be announced via the GOODsharing Network, a hyper local social media platform for local grassroots organizers by CharlestonGOOD.
The schedule for #CHS #Earthrising includes a salute to transit drivers, the release of a new music and visuals by Sharon Robles, a day honoring fallen workers, art events, demands to meet with Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott on funding for transit and many other social justice-oriented events.