We have a packed diary for March! In addition to everything announced in our previous newsletter, we have the brand new Rebel Assembly, training events, and weekly outreach on the streets.
Dates for your diary
- Saturday 12 March 12pm (today!): Oxford4Nature March. Demand that Oxford’s Economic Strategy follows the Doughnut Economics model. (Broad Street)
- Saturday 12 March 2-5pm (today!): Outreach Workshop: come and hone your outreach skills and confidence. Details and tickets here – places limited. (South Oxford Community Centre)
- Tuesday 15 March 5:45-7:15pm: XR samba newcomer session. Book tickets here. (West Oxford Community Centre)
- Wednesday 16 March 12-2pm: Barclays – Stop Funding Fossil Fuels. (Cornmarket)
- Thursday 17 March 7:30-9pm: Oxford All-Rebels Meeting. (West Oxford Community Centre)
- Saturday 19 March: UN Anti-Racism Day. Oxford is going to the National March Against Racism in London. Book your coach ticket here.
- Wednesday 23 March 12-2pm: Barclays – Stop Funding Fossil Fuels. (Cornmarket)
- Thursday 24 March 7-8:30pm: Know Your Rights. (St Columba’s United Reformed Church)
- Wednesday 30 March 12-2pm: Barclays – Stop Funding Fossil Fuels. (Cornmarket)
- Wednesday 30 March 7-9pm: Change is Now. For all new rebels: We know the gravity of the climate and ecological emergency, and we all want to do something about it. Come and talk to other local people who feel the same, and want to act in 2022 to turn things around. (Headington Quarry Village Hall)
- Wednesday 6 April 12-2pm: Barclays – Stop Funding Fossil Fuels. (Cornmarket)
- Saturday 9 April, 10am: Next UK Rebellion. (Hyde Park, London)
Oxford All-Rebels Meeting
Thursday 17th March 7:30-9:00pm, West Oxford Community Centre
We’re going to be doing meetings differently! The new Oxford All-Rebels Meeting replaces the Monthly Gathering, and will also be used by Working Groups and other project groups as a space to move their work forward – so we hope it will be loads easier to get involved in the parts of XR Oxford that appeal to you. There will be roughly half an hour of news and announcements, after which everyone will break into groups, to work on various projects. Wrapping up by 9pm, after which the pub may be an option…
We’re trialling this new format in the weeks pre-rebellion, and hope it’s something we can refine as we go. The first All-Rebels Meeting will largely be about preparation for rebellion.
Full disabled access.
XR samba newcomer session
Tuesday 15th March, 5:45-7:15pm, West Oxford Community Centre
Come and try samba with XR Oxford Drummers! If you have enjoyed the drumming at XR actions and always fancied having a go, we will be running a special session for newcomers – all are welcome!You will be joining in with a long tradition of samba drumming at street protests, and joining a national network of XR UK samba bands. The event is free but donations of £5 are welcome (£3 for those who can’t pay £5).
Covid measures will be in place – please wear a facemask and do not attend if you have any Covid symptoms.
Full disabled access.
Barclays – Stop Funding Fossil Fuels
Every Wednesday on Cornmarket from 12-2pm, from March 16th to April 6th
XR Oxford will be returning after several months to Barclays Bank in Cornmarket in the weeks leading up to the April Rebellion. Join us for this outreach action where we will call out Barclays, Europe’s Number 1 fossil fuel funder for their continuing major role in exacerbating Climate change. At the same time we will be seeking to recruit new members for XR in the run up the London Rebellion. Please come with banners and placards and help us leaflet passers by and Barclays customers. We will also engage with and encourage Oxford residents to join XR and demand that Barclays stop funding fossil fuel exploration, extraction and consumption that contributes hugely to climate damaging CO2 emissions. New members especially welcome to this action.
Know Your Rights
Thursday 24 March, 7:00-8:30pm, St Columba’s United Reformed Church
Every rebel needs to know their legal rights at a protest. Two experienced rebels will introduce the key messages for engaging with the police and discuss their experiences of the legal system.
Disabled access: The main entrance has a concrete ramp into the building. The Hall has ramps which fit over the steps out of the fire exit, and a wheelchair in the foyer. There is a disabled toilet. If you have limited mobility or other needs, please contact us in advance at email@example.com, so that we can confirm details with the venue.
We look forward to seeing you!
Love and rage,
The XR Oxford Crew