Macon County activist group SONA (Save Our National Areas, a subcommittee of the nonprofit Community Environmental Council of Macon County) will lead the “RISE for climate, jobs and justice march” on Sept. 8, part of a nationwide RISE initiative of demonstrations in hundreds of communities that day to encourage local leaders to “invent strategies and create jobs now that will lessen the effects of climate change and bring greater economic equality to our community at the same time.” Marchers will begin at Old King’s Orchard Community Center at 815 N. Church St. in Decatur and travel to City Center Plaza in downtown Decatur, where participants will hold a rally. The event will last until approximately 5 p.m. For further information, contact

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