XReads: “Global heating plus inequality is a recipe for chaos”

XReads, an open and informal reading and discussion group for XR Oxford, discusses ‘Global heating plus inequality is a recipe for chaos: just look at Chile’ by Maisa Rojas.

Everyone is welcome to come and discuss this short but important article presenting the links between inequality and climate and social breakdown, and how addressing the climate crisis without addressing the disparities of its social impact is impossible.

The original article can be found here: Global heating plus inequality is a recipe for chaos – just look at Chile.

A print-ready copy for those who prefer to read offline is also offline is also here: Google document.

You don’t need to have read the article, as someone present will provide a quick summary at the beginning. But it helps!

Venue
TBC (most likely the Oxford Action Resource Centre in East Oxford Community Centre)

Venue accessibility information
Accessible via lift

XReads: ‘The flawed social science behind Extinction Rebellion’s change strategy’ by Nafeez Ahmed

XReads, an open and informal reading and discussion group for XR Oxford, discusses ‘The flawed social science behind Extinction Rebellion’s change strategy’ by Nafeez Ahmed.

Everyone is welcome to come and discuss this insightful critique of XR’s strategy, covering arrest as strategy, the famous 3.5% statistic, and race and class privilege. Approx. 40 minute read straight-through, longer to digest it properly!

The original article can be found here: The flawed social science behind Extinction Rebellion’s change strategy.

A print-ready copy for those who prefer to read offline is also here: Google document.

You don’t need to have read the whole article, as someone present will provide a quick summary at the beginning. But it helps!

Venue
Oxford Action Resource Centre (upstairs at East Oxford Community Centre)

Venue accessibility information
Accessible via lift

XReads: Planning Meeting

Come along to the first planning meeting of XReads – a reading and discussion group for XR Oxford of all things climate, activism or action. Basically anything is up for grabs – texts, readings, poems, articles, speeches, or anything interesting – as long as it helps deepen our thinking and insight of our movement and ourselves as people acting for the planet.

Everyone welcome, please feel free to come along to help shape this developing group.

If you can’t make the meeting but would still like to be involved in the planning and organising of the group, please email lucywalters185@gmail.com and we’ll keep you in the loop.

Venue
Oxford Action Resource Centre (upstairs in East Oxford Community Centre)

Venue accessibility information
The venue is upstairs via accessible lift