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Climate Justice Unity March

  • Little Creek Camp 1904 Co Hwy F52 Williamsburg, IA, 52361 United States (map)

The People's Climate Movement is gaining momentum for a landmark day of action with a march and rally for climate, justice and jobs in Washington, DC on April 29. Hundreds of related marches, rallies and events are planned in cities across the U.S. and around the globe that day.

In Iowa, the People's Climate Movement will rally at the Iowa State Capitol from 1:00-3:00 on Saturday, April 29. A broad coalition of groups is working to make this rally a statewide event involving thousands of Iowans concerned about a broad range of issues. 

To build momentum for April 29, Bold Iowa and its partners are organizing an eight-day, 80-mile Climate Justice Unity March. Marchers will set out from Indigenous Iowa's "Little Creek Camp" near Millersburg and arrive at the Iowa State Capitol for the April 29 rally.

Here's the route with overnight stops and mileage:
Friday, April 21, 5:00: Community Conversation in Deep River
Saturday, April 22: Little Creek Camp to Deep River (12)
Sunday, April 23: Deep River to Montezuma (8)
Monday, April 24: Montezuma to Searsboro (10)
Tuesday, April 25: Searsboro to Sully (8)
Wednesday, April 26: Sully to Reasnor (10)
Thursday, April 27: Reasnor to Prairie City (12)
Friday, April 28: Prairie City to Pleasant Hill (12)
Saturday, April 29: Pleasant Hill to Iowa State Capitol (8)


Marchers will camp along the way. Each evening, we'll host a community conversation -- a forum with dinner and music -- in the overnight towns where we'll stay.

Marchers need to bring a tent, sleeping bag, air mattress and other personal gear. Bold Iowa will take care of food, toilet facilities and showers. We’re putting together a short video to let prospective marchers know what they should bring and how to prepare.

The evening community gathering is as important as the daily march. As we work to build the strongest possible alliance to push-back against the failed policies of status-quo politicians at both the state and federal level, it’s essential that we take time to listen to each other and embrace our common ground and destiny.

The Climate Justice Unity March provides a unique opportunity to bring these voices together through the dignified, disciplined commitment of marching, and through non-confrontational gatherings each evening that will build momentum for April 29 and forge new relationships essential to the work we must do going forward. 

Sign up here to join the march and to receive email updates with more details:

For further details, contact Ed Fallon at