We’re getting excited for Saturday’s march! Climate groups from around Oxford, including Extinction Rebellion, Friends of the Earth, the Green Party, Low Carbon Oxford, and many more will be coming together to send a loud message to global leaders that they must make meaningful changes at COP26.
At 1pm on Saturday 6 November, people of Oxfordshire will be on the march. The main march will assemble at Manzil Way, Cowley Road (setting off at 1:30pm), and finish in a rally on Broad Street.
If you can’t make it to the main march, there will also be feeder marches linking up from elsewhere:
- North Oxford: Summertown (outside the Co-op), starting at 1:30pm
- West Oxford: Botley, Elms Parade, starting at 1:10pm, passing West Oxford Community Association at 1:40pm and the train station at 2:00pm
The marches are timed to arrive in Broad Street at 2.30pm, where the rally will hear speakers including both Oxford MPs, the Bishop of Oxford, and the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire.
This an inclusive event – bring as many friends and family as you can, along with your best banners and placards. There are some great ideas for messages here.
A reminder that we’re running COP26 outreach daily from 12-2pm on Cornmarket (except the 6th) until the 12th. On Friday 5th, we’ll be showcasing the 16 large photos used for the vigil earlier this week – extra hands welcome! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are intending to come and hold a photo. Bring a chair or a cushion – it’s cold and hard on the ground!
We also have some regenerative events after all the action:
- On Wednesday 10th November at 6:30pm in Common Ground, Little Clarendon St, Oxford, Oxfordshire poets will read their poems from Rebel Talk. Please sign up for a free ticket on Eventbrite.
Rebel Talk is an anthology of climate crisis poems by people in Britain and several other countries; it is a fundraiser for Extinction Rebellion Oxford. It is sold for £10 at Extinction Rebellion and other climate campaign events, at independent bookshops, and will also be sold directly at Hive.co.uk.
- Do you need to share your worries about the Climate? Low Carbon Oxford North are running the Climate Cafe. The next session will be Sunday November 14th from 4:00-5:30pm
In love and rage,
The XR Oxford Crew