A programme of panel discussions, talks and rehearsed readings of new plays from exciting writers - with a focus on decolonisation and climate justice.
The science is clear: climate breakdown has well and truly begun. We are in the midst of an unprecedented global emergency of our own making.
Here in the UK we are starting to see what many in the Global South have been experiencing for years: floods, wildfires, crop failures, loss of homes, loss of lives.
Why has it taken so long for people to wake up to the emergency, and why are so many still asleep?
Are XR activists only in it to save our own cherubic grandchildren? What do we mean when we chant ‘Climate Justice Now’? What is our vision for a better society and how can we build it if we close our eyes to structural injustice?
Sunday 16th Feb 3-4pm
‘Lovebombing’ the Police: how it feels when we hear you singing police praises - panel discussion chaired by Daze Aghaji from XR Youth. Panelists include teen climate, Brexit and knife crime activist Athian Akec, and Kevin Blowe from Netpol
Sunday 16th Feb 4.30-5.30 pm
Climate Justice: what does it mean and how do we achieve it? - panel discussion chaired by Ali Brumfitt. Panelists include former head of legal at Friend of the Earth Gita Parihar, Cameron Joshi from Global Justice Rebellion and Mothiur Rahman from XR Muslims
Saturday 29th Feb 3-4pm
What about China?
- Mixed bill: talks, discussion, and short play readings on sinophobia, consumerism and carbon outsourcing. Featuring Dr Sam Geall, Dr Rebecca Nadin and solitary Chinese school striker Howey Ou (by video)
Sunday 1st Mar 3-4pm
Rehearsed staged readings of new plays on climate by exciting playwrights from marginalised backgrounds - curated by award-winning playwright Jasmine Lee-Jones.
Sunday 1st Mar 4.30-5.30pm
Engaging marginalised communities: what stories should XR be telling? Panel discussion featuring playwrights from the previous session.
Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.
We have THREE DEMANDS of world governments:
1- TELL THE TRUTH by declaring climate and ecological emergency, and work with media and other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
2 - ACT NOW to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
3 - Establish and be led by the decisions of a CITIZENS' ASSEMBLY on climate and ecological justice.
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