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
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.
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!
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