Global Fall Rebellion
Demand our government tell the truth and declare a climate emergency!
Throughout October and into November, we will engage in non-violent regenerative and direct actions to send the message to City Hall: Tell the truth about the climate crisis and declare a climate emergency! Bring your own non-violent action or join in ours.
XR’s Global Action Kick-Off
In conjunction with Extinction Rebellion (XR) chapters around the globe, XR Chicago and its coalition and affinity group partners gathered at Daley Plaza on Monday October 7, 2019, starting at 4 pm for XR’s Global Action Kick-Off.
It was a wonderful fall afternoon. Hundreds came to participate in the Regenerative Culture Fair. We held a well-covered press conference with our coalition partners. The Illinois Youth Climate Strike held a die-in. Critical Mass held a bicycle ride in and afterward we took to the streets! (Online coverage in preparation).
We gathered again at Daley Plaza on Friday, October 18 at 3 pm. Rebels from Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan came back to demand Chicago declare a climate emergency.
Extinction Rebellion Chicago is planning another event for the Friday, November 1, in the Wicker Park neighborhood not far from the Damen CTA station. For further action information and RSVP link see the bottom of this page!
It’s up to you now
This isn’t a distant apocalypse. People all over the world are suffering and dying right now. Whole species are going extinct. And it will only get worse. The time to act is now.
It’s already begun to happen to others. Next, it will happen to you, and everybody you love, too.
We must rebel
You can’t count on us or Greta to do this for you. You have to look inside yourself and rebel.
Starting on October 7th, for 2 weeks, Extinction Rebellion is calling an International Rebellion. Together, we will peacefully occupy the centers of power and shut them down until governments act on the Climate and Ecological Emergency. This action is in coordination and solidarity with XR chapters around the US and internationally.
Leave your desk. Invite your boss. Walk out of school. Switch off the TV. Put down your phone. Get on the streets. And bring everybody.
The focused goals are to: 1. Demand that the City of Chicago declare a climate emergency, and 2. Engage the public in understanding why this is necessary.
More broadly, the goals are to be maximally disruptive within the principles of non-violent direct action; to be maximally regenerative in a way that engages the public; and to build a strong coalition of organizations that can work together powerfully for social justice and climate mitigation.
How Can You Get Involved?
If you have been meaning to join Extinction Rebellion Chicago, we will be there to get you on board! These event are part of a global fight for our lives and the safety and well-being of all who come after us on this planet. We honor and are profoundly grateful to all of the courageous groups and individuals who have been fighting this fight for decades and centuries. We hope that the event on October 7 and October 18th will help Chicago and the Midwest build a strong coalition that can take this fight together into the future.
Love and rage!
All of us at EXTINCTION REBELLION CHICAGO