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Saturday January 25th 12pm – 5pm
People’s Assembly XR Peterborough
Extinction Rebellion Peterborough is meeting for an afternoon of sharing.
There will be a bring and share picnic, a people’s assembly exploring ideas on actions going forwards and a chance to participate in workshops such as ‘Gaia’s choir‘ and the ‘Rhythmic Rebels’ samba band and XR Arts factory T-shirt printing.
Our world is in crisis. Life itself is under threat. Yet every crisis contains the possibility of transformation. Across the world, heralded by the young, people are waking up and coming together.
We hear history calling to us from the future. We catch glimpses of a new world of love, respect and regeneration, where we have restored the intricate web of all life. It’s a future that’s inside us all – located in the fierce love we carry for our children, in our urge to help a stranger in distress, in our wish to forgive, even when that seems too much to ask.
And so we rebel for this, calling in joy, creativity and beauty. We rise in the name of truth and withdraw our consent for ecocide, oppression and patriarchy. We rise up for a world where power is shared for regeneration, repair and reconciliation. We rise for love in its ultimate wisdom. Our vision stretches beyond our own lifespan, to a horizon dedicated to future generations and the restoration of our planet’s integrity.
Together, our rebellion is the gift this world needs. We are XR and you are us.
1 Tell the truth
Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
2 Act Now
Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
3 Beyond Politics
Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
All are welcome who adhere to our values and principles:
1. we have a shared vision of change
Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.
2. we set our mission on what is necessary
Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – using ideas such as “Momentum-driven organising” to achieve this.
3. we need a regenerative culture
Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
4. we openly challenge ourselves and our toxic system
Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.
5. we value reflecting and learning
Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.
6. we welcome everyone and every part of everyone
Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
7. we actively mitigate for power
Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.
8. we avoid blaming and shaming
We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
9. we are a non-violent network
Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.
10. we are based on autonomy and decentralisation
We collectively create the structures we need to challenge power. Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion.
Saturday January 25th 12pm – 5pm
Green Backyard, Oundle Road, Peterborough PE2 8AT
An Extinction Rebellion Peterborough FREE event.
- Public transport accessible
- Kid friendly
No need to book in advance.
FREE but donations would be most welcome.