Immediate Release Indiana People’s Climate Movement 

People’s Climate MovementIndiana NAACP

For Immediate Release: October 14, 2015

Contact: Denise Abdul-Rahman,

INDIANA, Indianapolis, Hammond [NAACP, Indiana in collaboration with Kheprw Institute, Faith Leaders of color, and other Frontline Organizations are hosting three events on October 14th, 2015] to Demand Action on Climate Change

October 14th 12:00 pm

Dr. Philip K. James – Pastor

The Historic Mount Zion Baptist Church

3500 N. Graceland Avenue

Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

Celebrating 146 Years, Doing Ministry that Makes A Difference – Redefining Forward 

October 14th, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Imhotep Adisa, Executive Director

Kheprw Institute

3549 Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN


October 14th, 7:00 pm

Rev. Alfred Weems, Jr.

Victory in Jesus Worship Center International

6243 Monroe Avenue

Hammond, IN


 Comes Ahead of Critical Climate Talks in Paris

 Indiana, One year after the historic People’s Climate March, when 400,000 people crowded the streets of New York City, NAACP, Indiana today October 14, 2015 joined the People’s Climate Movement as part of its 100-city National Day of Action to demand action on climate change.


NAACP, Indiana, President Attorney Barbara Bolling-Williams says, “We want the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), Governor Mike Pence, Senator Donnelly, all of our leaders and African American Faith Leaders to know the urgency of climate action, and that the more inequality there is the more environmental injustice there is.”


“We have organized events in a few of our communities symbolic of our on the ground frontline communities that make up low income and communities of color. The most vulnerable to climate change. We will conduct a social media blast representing over 15 of our branch presidents and their members. I will be a NAACP, Indiana and Grassroots Global Alliance Delegate to Paris, representing our communities call for action at the COP 21,” said Denise Abdul-Rahman, NAACP, Indiana Environmental Climate Justice Chair



“As President of the Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis, and Pastor of Purpose of Life Ministries. I am in support of all efforts to protect Our Climate. Climate Change has and will disproportionately impact the least of thee, and I will continue to be a model in support and concern for the environment that we need to be good stewards of, “ said Rev. David W. Greene, Sr.



Rev. Dr. Philip Karl James, is Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Indianapolis, IN.  

He says, “Climate Change has and will disproportionately impact the least of thee. It is time for just and equitable systems. Our communities need to be resistance and able to weather the storm. ”



Indiana People’s Climate Movement also comes in the buildup to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris later this year. At this meeting, world leaders will make critical decisions that will impact generations to come.


“These actions across the country send a clear signal to the world leaders meeting in Paris that the time is now to act and act boldly to reduce carbon emissions and to make serious, binding commitments to fight climate change,” said Paul Getsos, National Coordinator of the People’s Climate Movement.

*****Rev. President Homer Clay Cobb, Hammond NAACP and Rev. Alfred Weems, Jr. Victory in Jesus Worship Center International quotes are available upon request


NAACP, Indiana Environmental Climate Justice Our mission is to Influence and impact Indiana Environmental, Energy and Economic policies that will lead to cleaner energy, healthier environments and green economic opportunities for our members who are predominately, People of Color (POC) and People of Low Income (POL) or the frontline community. Our communities typically live within the service area of coal-fired/fossil fuel power plants and are most negatively impacted by the energy decisions, such as, greenhouse gases (GHG) within the State of Indiana. Indiana NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program Overarching Goals: 1. Reduce harmful emissions, particularly greenhouse gases 2. Advance energy efficiency and clean energy 3. Improve community resilience and adaptation, @indiananaacpecj





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