Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
31st October 2020
SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EDITION!!
LOOKING FOR A NEW ROLE IN XR BRIGHTON?
We are recruiting! There are new roles in Brighton’s Coordination Group and we'd like to hear from you. There are four roles and anyone can be nominated for them, or you can nominate yourself. You’d have loads of support and learn all about what goes on in XR Brighton.
What do I need to do?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate someone or yourself. You’d need to be available on Thursday 5 November at 6pm for the nomination process. It’s not as scary as it sounds. We welcome all nominations, we need new rebels and new energy.
OUR WORLD IS ON FIRE and WE WANT TO LIVE
From XR Hastings/St Leonards
Join our Extinction Halloween and usher in 'the dark half of the year', when the barriers between the physical world and the spirit world break down.
For hundreds of thousands of years, we have faced our fears and death together using light, ritual, art and music. In Covid-19-aware spaced groups of up to 30, we will have torches, skeletons, illuminated bikes and samba bands. We dress up seriously to express our profound concern, about the climate and ecological emergency that threatens us with many more deaths.
Bring your scary skeletons, world on fire effigies, your creative response, or simply dress in black/white, starting from the Stade, we’ll thoughtfully make our way around the Old Town and finish at the Hastings Borough Council Offices, Breeds Place.
Plans are changing continuously, please keep checking this event page. Save this link: https://fb.me/e/1y1hGGyHh
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:
Write to Carbon2030, Hove Town Hall, Room 166, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ
The next sessions are:
Thursday 5 November, 6pm to 9pm
Saturday 7 November, 10am to 1pm
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 email@example.com
Welcome to Extinction Rebellion
Tuesday 3rd November, 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.
> For more details visit our Facebook page
XR Brighton General meeting
Tuesday 3rd November, 7-9pm
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.
> Join on Zoom Passcode: 456681
Large Crowds De-escalation and Nonviolence
Monday 9th November, 7-8:30pm
Online, interactive workshops looking at nonviolence in the context of activism.
Nonviolence is one of the core principles which is non-negotiable for everyone who wants to take action under the name of XR. De-escalation is a key skill for anyone involved in any action. It helps maintain nonviolent interactions and atmosphere.
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