THE US EXTINCTION REBELLION HAS BEGUN
We are part of an international movement demanding real solutions to the climate crisis, through non-violent civil disobedience. We will not rest until the planet is safe.
Read XRUS demands and long-term strategy
Extinction Rebellion UK has called for all XR groups worldwide to take action during the International Week of Rebellion beginning April 15th, 2019. XRUS is answering this call to rebel.
Last weekend during the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, XR Chicago dropped some BIG BANNERS to announce the week.
NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP
XR Chicago is hosting an action called EXTINCTION WAKE UP!
on Monday, April 15th to kick off the International Week of Rebellion.
We will be assembling a SLEEPING GIANT
in Downtown Chicago, which will AWAKEN
to the urgency of the climate crisis.We need groups from all parts of the greater Chicago area to carry one of the giant’s body parts to this central location.
Carry a leg on a kayak! Carry a foot on the train! Carry the heart on the bus! Carry the guts on a bike trailer! By transporting and delivering part of the sleeping giant, you will be literally reconnecting our fractured and disembodied communities into a unified coalition.
Following the awakening ceremony, we will rally outside the Thompson Center to hear our keynote speaker: author, social critic and political commentator PAUL STREET (CounterPunch, TruthDig) plus a variety of public speakers from our environmental activism community. Please let us know if you would like to be considered as one of our speakers.
Our central message is WAKE UP!
WAKE UP to the sixth mass extinction
WAKE UP to our failed systems of government
WAKE UP to corporations hellbent on the annihilation of life
WAKE UP to complicit media outlets
WAKE UP to environmental racism
After the rally we will form a raucous wake procession with a MARCHING BAND to spread our message at various locations – city hall, the federal building, media outlets, and to anyone who has been sleeping through the collapse of the ecosystems which future generations depend on for their ultimate survival.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU ASAP:
- Write us to register your organization as one of the sleeping giant transporters
- Take off work for April 15th – morning till early afternoon (Times TBA)
- RSVP on the Facebook event
- Are you an artist who works in sculpture, screenprinting, or other? Contact us!
- Make your own sign to bring on the 15th (XR logos and more)
- Spread the invite to everyone in your network
Send any questions, comments or ideas our way. We look forward to rebelling with you on April 15th!
HOPE DIES, ACTION BEGINS!
EXTINCTION REBELLION CHICAGO