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The October Rebellion

How to get involved in October Rebellion:

  1. The October Rebellion action design has general information about what’s happening where.
  2. XR Oxford goes to the October Rebellion has information specifically for Oxford Rebels.
  3. We will be running sessions for AG (Affinity Group) formation on the ground in London so don’t be afraid just to turn up and get organised!
  4. Get yourself onto these two Telegram channels for Oxford-specific info about October:
    1. Oxfordshire Action Info (run by Oxfordshire coordinators).
    2. Whitehall Site Broadcast (run by the region people who are coordinating our Whitehall site).
  5. Also join the Rebellion Broadcast Telegram channel for the whole October Rebellion (run by XRUK).

Affinity Groups

XR affinity groups are small groups of people supporting each other and working to achieve the XR goals. By organising as many small groups pursuing a shared vision, we avoid getting too bogged-down in slow decision-making processes.

Form an affinity group with your friends, or with other Oxford Rebels you meet.

Working Groups

The Working Groups are groups within XR Oxford that organise certain areas of our activity. Anyone can join a working group – you don’t need to be NVDA trained.

To join, find out more, or suggest an idea, contact the working group coordinator directly. You can be involved as much or as little as you want, and no experience is required. Everyone’s ideas are valued.

Actions and Logistics

Plans non-violent direct actions.

Coordinators: Jo Gill and Till Weidner, XrOxfordActions@gmail.com

Advocacy

Works on messaging.

Coordinators: Steve Dawe and Rachael Treharne, XrOxfordAdvocacy@gmail.com

Arrestee Support

Promoting the wellbeing and legal support of all XR arrestables and arrestee activists throughout actions and any subsequent legal process.

Contact: xroxfordarresteesolidarity@gmail.com

Arts

Making sure that the Arts are central to all our actions in Oxford. Organises semi-regular crafts sessions for making flags, banners, and badges, etcetera.

Coordinators: Jane Carey and Jane King, XrOxfordArts@gmail.com

Communications

Managing our our communications channels and online presence, ensuring that Oxford rebels have access to all the information they need. Promoting and stewarding a culture of respectful, constructive, and regenerative communication. This WG includes tech support, so give us a shout if you need to put something on the website or need help with one of our online systems.

Coordinator: Brie, XrOxfordComms@gmail.com

Diversity and inclusion

To encourage diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of our actions, and ensure that XR Oxford  is safe, welcoming, and representative of the Oxford community.

Coordinators: Heather Banyard and Ginnie Herbert, XrOxfordInclusion@gmail.com

Outreach & Engagement

To build a sustainable mass movement, by recruiting new rebels and activating people on the periphery (outreach) and building commitment, connection, and purpose (engagement) within XR.

Coordinator: Rabhya Dewshi, xroxfordoutreach@gmail.com

Regenerative culture

A core strand of Extinction Rebellion. It’s about going about our campaigning in a way that respects and looks after ourselves and each other, helping to bring about the culture that we’d like to see.

Coordinators: Jo Hamilton and Rabhya Dewshi, XrOxfordRegen@gmail.com

Training

Runs NVDA training, and Induction sessions for new rebels.

Coordinators: Jane Roberts and Rebecca Nestor, XROxfordTraining@gmail.com