XR Chicago joins International Week of Rebellion (4/21/19 newsletter)

THE EXTINCTION REBELLION HAS BEGUN. YOU ARE PART OF AN INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT DEMANDING REAL SOLUTIONS TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS.


XR Chicago joins International Week of Rebellion

FRIDAY, APRIL 12: OIL MONEY IS BLOOD MONEY

The Week of Rebellion started early in Chicago when two XR activists chained themselves to the doors of the Energy Forward 2019 conference in downtown Chicago. Read all about the action here.

“Just a few years ago, I could not have imagined doing something like this. I’m a parent, a teacher, a law-abiding member of my community…By our selfish behavior, we are destroying the futures of our children and grandchildren, our students, and all other living beings.”

– Ellen, XR Chicago

Monday, APRIL 15: extinction wake up!

A large crowd gathered at the Thompson Center State Government building in downtown Chicago to participate in an action to wake a thirty foot sleeping giant. Read about the action here.

Our central message was 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

Photo: Siv Dolmenphoto: Siv Dolmen

International Update

XR UK has had London LOCKED DOWN for days!

“… it’s only fitting that we’ve got another round of awe-inspiring actions on the international scene. Special credit must surely go to XR NYC for blocking Brooklyn Bridge and protesting outside City Hall, incurring/accruing 62 arrests in the process. XR New Zealand, on the other hand, wins a whole load of points for creativity!

Read XRUK report here.

And our own global round up here.


Chicago NVDA training: May 11th

Nonviolent Direct Action (NVDA) is the core of all XR actions. This first in a series of free trainings will include information and history about nonviolence, de-escalation practices, protestor roles in NVDA, affinity groups, and role plays. Our trainer – veteran activist Juliste Gogolinksi – will generally prepare participants to engage in peaceful civil disobedience and support roles in nonviolent actions in Extinction Rebellion.

New members are encouraged to attend! An orientation to XR will precede the training.

The training is May 11th 2:00pm – 5:00pm in the Pilsen neighborhood. Location to be shared after you RSVP.

RSVP on the Facebook event, or send an email to contact@xrchicago.org


Student Climate Strike May 3

XR Chicago is in solidarity with the global student climate strike! Join us on May 3rd to support the young people who are taking their futures into their own hands. Adults, take note.

Chicago Climate Strike on Facebook


Invite XR to give a free talk

Do you have an established group or organization that would like to learn more about our movement? Invite us to give The Talk!

Extinction Rebellion will share climate science and evidence of ecological breakdown, and offer solutions through the study of social movements. Family-friendly activities for those who bring their children!

Email contact@xrchicago.org for more information


CAN’T MAKE THE MEETINGS?

  1. Help us recruit by asking friends to sign up
  2. Follow us and share on social media (#XRchicago, @XRchicago)
  3. Show up to our actions and REBEL FOR LIFE!

HOPE DIES, ACTION BEGINS!

EXTINCTION REBELLION CHICAGO

Web: https://xrchicago.org
Email: contact@xrchicago.org

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