Saturday, April 7, 2007
This wooden sign is on the back end (Pearl Street) of the old Customs House, which is now a component of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. This is the also the envisioned new shoreline of Manhattan island as a result of rising sea levels when the ice caps melt -- it's actually also pretty much the original shoreline of Manhattan, before all the in-fill and water lots. Next Saturday, the Sea of People http://www.seaofpeople.org/ will be marking this line (up Pearl to the east and Trinity Place/Church Street to the west) as a part of Step It Up 2007, a nation-wide series of actions to rouse torpid politicians to duty regarding radical climate change.
I'm volunteering to help out. They still need help. And the more people who show for the rally and march/action/wave the better. Rally starts at noon at the Battery ("the Bronx is up/the Battery's down/the people live in a hole in the ground"). The waves start about an hour later.