Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
24th October 2020

Small actions can create a great difference

One week to halt the bonfire of the planning regulations

Respond by 29 October and tell the government that their proposed changes to planning regulations have no place in a climate emergency!

> Find out more on our website
> See the proposal and respond on the government website

No hate, no fear

Poster no hate no fearSome displays of solidarity this week that show a better world is possible:

Last Saturday 17th of October XR Brighton Rebels were in Kent to show love to refugees who have just moved into temporary accommodation at Napier Barracks.

They were there alongside Channel Rescue and other amazing groups supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

Climate Assembly

It's time to get involved and have your voice heard!

Take part in the Brighton & Hove Climate Assembly to join the conversation about how we can make Brighton carbon neutral. Here are some ways to get involved in the discussion:

The next sessions are:
Thursday 5 November, 6pm to 9pm
Saturday 7 November, 10am to 1pm

> More information about the Brighton & Hove Climate Assembly
> What's been discussed in the previous Climate Assembly Meetings


A New Hub for XR Brighton

We're approaching the end of our lease at Surrey Street and, while it's been amazing to have that space for the last year, we're looking ahead to what's next and need your help!

We'd love to hear from you if you have any sturdy, stackable, waterproof boxes.

We're on the lookout for a space to make our hub again—get in touch if you know somewhere! Keep an eye on the website and newsletter for more info on where to find us.

Get in touch if you can help at xrbrightonevents@gmail.com


Denham STOP HS2 Camp

Saturday 24th - Tuesday 27th October

As the temperatures drop and rainfall increases, XR Rebels are preparing to create a warm, dry communal space for the Denham STOP HS2 camp on the weekend of 24-27 October 2020.

Let's support them! There are many ways to help:

  • Please consider donating whatever you can afford before then to help raise the cash to hire a van and buy some essential building materials so that a winter sanctuary space can be built

  • Support to get the winter shelter kit to the Denham protection site on Saturday 24th October. XR Rebels need support carrying pallets, food, metalwork, and tents to the site, and the site is half a mile from the carpark so everything will need moving in by hand or wheelbarrow. If you could join and help please be at Denham Court Drive Uxbridge, UB9 5PG at 11am. If you need to reach us on the Saturday call: 07540355456

Plant a tree!

Guerrilla Gardeners are looking for people who would like to plant a few organic native trees around their area of Brighton and commit to taking care of them during hot weather. A beautiful regenerative activity, open to anyone. They will guide you through the process and share your joy in their growth.

Please send your interest to Tom at xr_brightonactions@protonmail.com


Welcome to Extinction Rebellion

Tuesday 27th October 7-9pm

Stuck at home because of Covid? Want to do something that makes a difference to the biggest crisis humankind currently faces? Then join this introductory session where you can learn more about what Extinction Rebellion is, what we do, and how you can get involved.


TED Circle: Why lakes and rivers should have same rights as humans

Wednesday 28th October 7:50-9pm

Join our next TED Circle! Water is essential to life. Yet in the eyes of the law, it remains largely unprotected, leaving many communities without access to safe drinking water, says legal scholar Kelsey Leonard. In this powerful talk, she shows why granting lakes and rivers legal "personhood"—giving them the same legal rights as humans—is the first step to protecting our bodies of water and fundamentally transforming how we value this vital resource.

> For more information
> Register


XR Brighton General meeting

Tuesday 27th October, 7-9pm
Online (Zoom)

All welcome. This is a space for sharing, listening, feedback, and questions. Come and hear about the latest XR Brighton news and learn how you can make a difference.

This week the second part of the meeting, 8-8.30pm will be all about our regenerative cultures. What do we need in XRB to support our wellbeing? Come along to share your thoughts and feedback.

> Join on Zoom Passcode: 456681

Further information

> Further details on all events
> XR Brighton Youtube Channel
> Facebook (@nepocide) for news and info
> Brighton Rebel Community Board Facebook for community chat
> Twitter
> Instagram

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