Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
14th May 2021
May 14, 2021
Brighton and Hove residents*: we need YOUR help to tell East Sussex County Council (ESCC) that fossil fuel (oil, coal and gas) companies are the problem, not the solution!
Please take 2 mins to email Divest East Sussex’s latest question to ESCC by 4pm on Monday 17 May
* ESCC runs your local government pension scheme
G7 ~ MAKE THE WAVE
7 - 10th JUNE
Join the UK-wide action in the days leading up to the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Cornwall.
Connect with your local community and Movement of Movements groups, using imagination to highlight the reality of rising sea levels. MAKE THE WAVE will surge into an unstoppable force for change - demanding our government and the world’s leaders take decisive action on the Climate Emergency.
When your group has decided to take part please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send your pictures & short videos to us and share them on social media using the hashtag: #g7wave
Join the Telegram channel OUR WEBSITE
Beacons of Hope
In order to highlight the ecological emergency during the G7 summit, beacons will be lit from Cornwall across the country to London. These will follow the path of the Armada beacons warning of the approach of the Spanish Armada. If you would like to get involved, join the G7 Beacons chat on Telegram.
10th and/or 11th of June
The plan is to have a school strike in B&H to highlight the MAKE THE WAVE campaign. Do support your school strikers!
Samba Band Practice
Do you want to make some noise? The next Samba Band practice will be from 6-8 at Wildpark, Coldean on May 21st. Do come along. No previous musical experience needed.
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BIG PARTY - Put the Date in your Diary!
May 22nd, 11.00am, Preston Park Clock Tower
We will be getting together to celebrate our achievements and to look forward to a summer of actions on the streets. Do come along and meet old friends, or make new ones. If you have never been involved in XR before, we would be delighted to see you. There will be a samba workshop, a cycle swarm, an appearance by our new ship,The Bloomin’ Adur and speakers from the Horse Hill campaign against new oil drilling.
Later This Summer...
XR will be back on the streets in force! Join us on the following dates:
June 26th: Movement of Movements
June 27th: Free the Press
Watch this space for more details...
XR Brighton General Meeting
Every Tuesday, 7-9pm, online (Zoom)
Everyone is welcome. Come, join in, reflect, and plan our way to make a difference and create change. It’s you that makes the difference!
Meeting ID: 81441966038
> Extinction Rebellion Brighton's website
> XR Brighton Youtube Channel
> Facebook (@nepocide) for news and info
> Brighton Rebel Community Board Facebook for community chat
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