Introduction to Extinction Rebellion (3rd Oct)

Are you curious about Extinction Rebellion? Do you have questions about us that you’d like answered? Are you wondering whether it’s for you? Here is a perfect chance to find out.

Run by a group of friendly volunteers from Extinction Rebellion Oxford, this session will cover:

  • Where Extinction Rebellion came from
  • Non Violent Direct Action – what it is and why we do it
  • What we want to achieve – our demands
  • How we operate – our principles
  • How you can get involved, if you’d like to

Coming along doesn’t commit you to anything. It’s a chance to learn about what we do, and to meet other people who are interested too.

There’s no charge for this event, but donations towards our room hire costs will be gratefully received.

Venue
See the booking page for venue details.

Venue accessibility information
Wheelchair accessible entrance and toilets. Hearing loop available.

Heading for Extinction (and what to do about it) – Witney (2nd Oct)

We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. The Government has failed to protect us. To survive, it’s going to take everything we’ve got.

Join us for a talk sharing all the latest information about the climate and ecological crisis, and what we can do about it. Everyone is welcome and there will be time for questions and answers.

Venue
See the booking page for venue details.

Venue accessibility information
Wheelchair access

NB: The same talk and venue is offered within two days of each other, please register for one meeting only.

Heading for Extinction (and what to do about it) – Witney (30th Sept)

We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. The Government has failed to protect us. To survive, it’s going to take everything we’ve got.

Join us for a talk sharing all the latest information about the climate and ecological crisis, and what we can do about it. Everyone is welcome and there will be time for questions and answers.

Venue
See the booking page for venue details.

Venue accessibility information
Wheelchair access

NB: The same talk and venue is offered within two days of each other, please register for one meeting only.

Legal Briefing + Q&A (23rd Sept)

A detailed legal briefing with barrister John Briant of Reeds Solicitors and Chambers, in preparation for the October Rebellion. For rebels old and new and anyone interested in taking part.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A!

Venue
John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes, Headington Campus OX3 0BP.

Directions for the Lecture Theatre:
The JHB building containing the JHB Lecture Theatre is most easily reached from the Headington Road side, where the bus stops are. From the bus stops walk straight ahead across the Plaza to the large JHB building, go inside through the doors on the left of the building, immediately when inside the JHB building turn left and go through two double-doors to enter the lecture theatre.

A Discussion of Extinction Rebellion Strategy with Roger Hallam and Rupert Read

  • What is the exact role of arrests and prison sentences in the rebellion?
  • How necessary are high-profile high-sacrifice actions?
  • To what extent does the public need to be on board?

Social science analyses of previous movements give many indications of potential future success – but how exactly should previous movements guide our rebellion? How do we resolve the tension between our need to be “beyond politics” when the social imbalances with respect to cause and impact of the crises mean likely solutions tend to appear politically red? When, how, and exactly why does the Rebellion need to disrupt government, companies, financial power centers, and general public life?

The Rebellion is grounded on common understandings with respect to all these issues; yet the devil is in the details. This discussion will feature arguments from two prominent Extinction Rebellion strategists, with questions and contribution to discussion possible from other rebels present.

Roger and Rupert will each speak for around 25 minutes; the second hour will consist of general discussion where rebels present can feed-back to and ask questions of Roger and Rupert. Some topics within XR are controversial: we ask rebels attending the meeting to remember to keep all discussion respectful, using I-statements and avoiding personal calling out and sarcastic or aggressive language.

The meeting is most suitable for people who already have some experience of the Extinction Rebellion.

Attendants might like to read in advance pamphlets by the speakers, Hallam’s Common Sense For The 21st Century, and Read’s Truth And Its Consequences.

The event is free but donations will be taken to cover venue hire and speaker travel expenses.

Venue
See the booking page for venue details.

Heading for Extinction (and what to do about it) – Eynsham

What is the truth about the Climate Emergency and what can we do about it?
The planet is in ecological crisis. We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced.
Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an unprecedented global emergency. Our children and our nation face grave risk.
In this public talk, local members of Extinction Rebellion will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements.
All ages are welcome, but parental discretion is advised if bringing children, as it may not be suitable for them.

This event aims to:

  • raise awareness of and tell the truth about the current environmental crisis;
  • arm local people with facts they can share with neighbours, friends and family;
  • consider what we can do about this in Oxfordshire.

There will be time to ask questions and discuss afterwards. Entry is free but donations towards venue hire costs at the end of the event are welcome (only if you can afford to).

Doors open 7:30 with talk at 7:45. Time after for questions.

Venue accessibility information
Accessible access and toilet

See the booking page for venue details.