Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
16th March 2022
Climate Emergency: What Can I Do
The biggest and best Brighton Bike of all will be joining us for 'Climate Emergency: What Can I Do' creative outreach at Brighton Unitarian Church on the 19th! We need volunteers to help her get there!
If you can spare a few hours of your time between 10.30 and 4.30 next Saturday we would love you to join us! (You don’t have to do the full 6 hours.)
A driver with a long wheel base transit van (or someone happy to do two storage runs with a smaller van. The storage isn’t far.)
Love and Rage
The Climate Cycle Team firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like to support us another way our fundraiser is just here https://chuffed.org/project/climate-cycle
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Prepare for Rebellion!
Knowing your legal rights can make a huge difference to the outcome of an encounter with the Police.
Your rights are covered in this essential video: https://youtu.be/VnezsIlm928
You can watch it in sections, with links to written resources.
Optional Q&A sessions will cover 'what it's like to be arrested' and any questions that weren't covered in the video.
Ensure you've watched the video carefully before attending the Q&A - they aren't a substitute.
Tuesday, 15 March 7-8.30pm: https://xrb.link/B4yrh3pdp6
Thursday, 24 March 6-8pm: https://xrb.link/La7LmS
Thursday, 31 March 6.30-8pm: https://xrb.link/hr0Wb9
The video covers the legal position in England & Wales. We can't give guidance on the implications of the PCSC bill, because the wording hasn't yet been finalised.
For regular updates, information and reminders.
Join either A&LS Broadcast channel.
SIT FOR CLIMATE
Everyone Everywhere Every week
#SitForClimate is a new movement for people to show their concern about the climate crisis by joining in a short, regular, inclusive action.
WHEN: Every Saturday, 11am, for 10 minutes. Starting 12th March.
WHAT: Sit anywhere you like and display the #SitforClimate message on a home-made sign or on your phone. Sit on your own or with others.
Find out more here:
NON-VIOLENT DIRECT ACTION TRAINING
The April Rebellion is on the horizon, it's time to get your place booked on an NVDA training!
Essential skills for XR Rebellions and actions
You'll learn about the history of Civil Disobedience, theories of Non-Violence, and NVDA skills, such as how to talk to the police, how to block a road, and how to use your support systems.
Dates and Times:
Tuesday, 15 March - 11am-2pm
Saturday, 19 March - 10am-1pm
Thursday, 24 March - 6:30-9:30pm
Tuesday, 5 April - 2-5pm
No prior knowledge is needed, just fierce love of our planet and a sincere desire to protect all life.
For more info about upcoming training and workshops, please join our sister channel Movement Broadcast here:
The next Rebellion starts at 10:00 Saturday 9 April in Hyde Park, London
We will gather the movement together in Rebellion using focused and ambitiously creative civil resistance and material disruption. Our strategy identifies multiple strands of activity that must be coordinated. The Extinction Rebellion has always been greater than the sum of its parts. This year those parts have a fundamental duty to collaborate, to act together.
What we do in our regions and nations will ultimately determine the success of our Rebellions; what we do here in the UK will act as a powerful accelerator for the rest of the world.
Think of all we have done so far as an experiment, XR paying its dues.
Read the 2022 Strategy here: https://extinctionrebellion.uk/2022/01/23/xr-uk-strategy-2022/
Come along to our Tuesday meetings to see how you can get involved (details at the end of the newsletter).
As rebels put their bodies directly in the way of the fossil fuel infrastructure, we must provide the canvas for genuine mass participation in London - a demonstration of people power, where our resistance is open to all and impossible to ignore, and our strength lies in our conviction, not our kit.
Find all the info you need to prepare for Rebellion here:
HELP NEEDED WITH BRIGHTON DIVESTMENT PETITION ON 26 MARCH
On Saturday 26 March Divest East Sussex will be in Brighton town centre, gathering signatures for its 'Stop investing Brighton & Hove's pension fund in fossil fuels' petition. They'll be running two sessions: 12 noon – 2pm and 2pm – 4pm. Please email them ASAP at email@example.com or text 07596 483 272 if you can come and help, so that they can make sure they have enough clipboards!
TILL DIVEST DO US PART
East Sussex County Council is getting married … but will it be to fossil fuels or renewables?
Join the congregation outside County Hall (St. Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1UE) at 9am on Tuesday 22 March (the date of East Sussex County Council’s next Full Council meeting) for this street theatre & photocall action.
Dress for a wedding if possible!
Background info: https://tinyurl.com/divestbhpensions
RESEARCH SURVEY FROM SUSSEX UNI
If you are interested in taking part in this research survey use the link to access more information.
I am writing to invite you to take part in a research study I am conducting as a psychology student at the University of Sussex, UK, among supporters of the Extinction Rebellion, with a specific focus on attitudes surrounding collective action against climate change. You would need to complete an anonymous online survey, which will last approximately 15 minutes. There are no risks involved in this study, and participation is completely voluntary. Would you be interested in participating? If so, please use https://universityofsussex.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_72pDzOa7EoKHqE6 to access the survey.
Thank you in advance.
- Nhu Trinh
GENERAL MEETINGS ON TUESDAYS AT 7PM
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 link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87939493146
Meeting ID: 879 3949 3146