Every Day is Earth Day
Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter: 25 April 2020
A great resource for connecting, learning and supporting in these difficult times! Save for later if you can’t read it all now
“We can no longer exploit the resources of this earth—the trees, the water, and other natural resources—without any care for coming generations. This Earth Day let’s resolve to live in harmony with nature.” -Dalai Lama
Earth Day was celebrated differently this year—with online activism and messages that have revitalised us during this difficult time.
Many people are struggling with the effects of prolonged lockdown, and we have mobilised ourselves to provide support, for instance through our daily Coffee Morning at 11am which everyone, new to XR or not, is very welcome to.
Come to the coffee morning or the general weekly meeting, share a new skill, or take part in a workshop to discuss how we can use this time to plan for the transformative change we need. More info about XR Brighton and getting involved can be found here: https://xrbrighton.earth/get-involved/.
As a group, we send huge love, strength, and thanks to all on the front line helping look after the vulnerable and to all those impacted in any way by the global pandemic.
Stay responsible, stay strong, and stay kind.
No Going Back—A paint the streets initiative set for 30 April!
Let’s get a team together so we can participate in this national action.
More details here:
Join the nation Paint the Streets Telegram chat here https://t.me/joinchat/OMlawUyLvRoOIQU497KR5w
and to join the local Paint the Streets Telegram chat please email email@example.com for the link
Announcement from the XR Brighton Arrestee Support Team
Were you arrested at the October Rebellion? Or do you know a rebel who was? Have you/they been charged?
If so, and you haven’t heard from the Arrest Support team, then we don’t know about you! If you’ve been charged and received a summons, we can help. Please get in touch so we can keep you to date with vital information and advice. We have lots of experience and are here to support YOU! Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
All meetings are taking place virtually via Zoom. For support with accessing these meetings please email email@example.com. See below for how to book a meeting using the XR Brighton Zoom account. Following some recent and disturbing incidents of ‘zoombombing’ (which is when hackers take over the screen and play vile videos), we have tightened settings and added passwords for all meetings. You can find details on our Facebook page and website as well as below.
The Power of Listening and Being Listened to
Monday 27th April, 6:15-8pm
An evening of sharing and getting to know each other in a different way. All welcome!
Monday 27th April 6.15 - 8pm
With Rachel and Nadia
XR Brighton Skill Share—this week: DIY!
Tuesday 28th April, 6:25pm
Each week our wonderful, talented Brighton Rebels will open the General Meeting a little early to share their skills and gifts. We invite you to join in, learn something new and have a bit of fun at the same time. All welcome!
The session will roll straight into the General Meeting at 7pm.
This week, Tom Pike, a knowledgeable local builder, will hold a Q&A on all things DIY. So, bring your questions and conundrums and learn how to ‘do it yourself’.
We'll be online from 6:20pm for any Zoom support with a start time of 6:25pm. The link for the session will be the same as the general meeting:
Find more info on Facebook here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/676914609831183/ - Next week ‘Make your sourdough starter mother and crackers!’
To offer your skills for a sharing session please email Lucy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Brighton General Meeting
Tuesday 28th April, 7pm
General meeting every Tuesday by Zoom. How to stay strong, stay well, and rebel,
We'll start promptly at 7pm—if you join early you’ll catch the end of the skill share session.
Join at https://tinyurl.com/XRBGenMeet (same link each week). Password 194057
For full details visit https://www.facebook.com/events/692277761507181/
XR Brighton Coordination meeting
Tuesday 30th April, 6pm
Coordination meetings are now taking place every Thursday. We invite up to two representatives for all XR Brighton working and interest groups to join us.
Sussex-Wide Coffee Morning
Every Day, 11am
Every day at 11am XR Brighton are hosting a Sussex-wide Zoom coffee morning. We've shared laughter and tears, inspiration and ideas. It is uplifting and centring, and you are all welcome. Please share the details with anyone anywhere who could do with a chat with a roughly environmental theme.
Join every day at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/401100312 033387
For full details visit https://xrbrighton.earth/event/coffee-mornings-20200402/ and join our telegram chat here https://tinyurl.com/XRSussexCoffeeChat
Brighton Regen Chat
Looking after each other is more important than ever! Here is the telegram link for regen chat space...place to post and share supportive regen things. All welcome! https://tinyurl.com/XRBRegenChat
A Calendar of National Workshops and More
A jam-packed programme of Zoom workshops for aspects of XR during lockdown. There’s something for everyone—happening everyday, throughout the day. All are welcome! https://tinyurl.com/XRUKZoomCalendar
For any queries contact email@example.com
Is there any online training you would like during these ‘at home’ times? We have an opportunity to upskill now, so that we are ready for anything. We will do our best to source any suggestions. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 Lockdown Distractions from XR Chichester
You’ll find a wealth of interesting things to do here—thanks to our friends in XR Chi!
Lockdown Learning Opportunities from XR Arun Valley
Why not sharpen up on your knowledge whilst in lockdown?
1. Three ‘Future Learn’ short, free online courses from their ‘Nature and Environment’ section.
2. The Institute of Development Studies podcasts
3. The Wales Centre for Alternative Technology offers eco info
Other Useful Information
The Hourglass is now online!
You can see issue 7 of XR’s national monthly newspaper here:
XR Brighton has two Zoom accounts which rebels are welcome to use. You can reserve a slot for XR Brighton Zoom 1 account (red calendar) or record an XR Brighton Zoom 2 account (orange calendar) here https://tinyurl.com/XRBtnZoom-SelfReservation—add an extra half hour to avoid overlaps. Make sure to confirm your request in the Telegram Zoom chat so we can set the meeting up here: https://tinyurl.com/XRBZoomChat One of the admins will be in touch to talk you through facilitating.
For further details on all events please head to
Check out the new XR Brighton Youtube Channel here
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