UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETUPS
Disability – The blind spot in Climate Activism
Wednesday June 10th, 4pm to 6.30pm
Join Emily Obree, a disabled activist, to guide us through disability prejudice within society and specifically climate activism. We will explore the wider narratives surrounding disability & ableism, its history, our role in perpetuating narratives and what we can do about it. This space is judgement-free and is open to everyone wanting to make a difference in the fight for climate and social justice.
This is not only for XR rebels, this is for everyone wanting to make a difference in climate justice.
15th March: April 3rd Day of Outreach
28th March: Vigil for Wildlife in advance of COP26
3rd April: Edinburgh #GlobalStrikeForClimate March
Date and time: No upcoming meetings
Environmentalists and XR in particular are often rightfully accused of excluding or alienating working class people, people of colour, people with disabilities, and other marginalised communities through their organising, actions, and messaging.
XR Edinburgh’s Justice and Solidarity group has started reflections and work towards building a truly inclusive and accessible movement. Join us in this work!
This time we will start a discussion on how to build trust with marginalised communities as a first step towards solidarity.
You won’t need any previous knowledge on the topic, everyone is welcome to attend.
Accessibility information: this is a ground floor university room (open to the public), it has a seating capacity of 30, is fully wheelchair accessible. Disabled person’s parking places are available on the other side of the square (2 minute walking distance). More information on the room here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/timetabling-examinations/timetabling/room-bookings/bookable-rooms3/room/0227_00_G.01
Safer Spaces Policy:
Please be aware that this space will proactively challenge hierarchy and oppression. This policy aims to create a supportive, kind, non threatening environment for all who participate.
The discussions and journey we take on learning more about intersectionality and justice should be supportive and inclusive for all, particularly people of colour, people with disabilities, women (intersex, trans, cis) all nonbinary, agender, gender variant people. Self- definition is at the sole discretion of that individual.
Many of us face varying forms of oppression and violence including homophobia, racism, poverty, antisemitism, poverty, transmisogyny, misogyny, ableism, transphobia as well as other forms of oppression. We do not tolerate these behaviours in this space. Please be aware of your privileges, language and behaviour.
Meetings for the Actions working group are held every two weeks on Mondays, 7-9pm at David Hume Tower, room 1.01
The venue is booked for the following dates:
- 09 Mar 7-9pm
Come and talk about how to get involved in any upcoming actions, or bring your own ideas! Everyone welcome.
We will have an actions drop in from 18:00 in the same space. This is an opportunity to come ask any questions you may have, or to talk about anything you may not feel comfortable mentioning in the meeting. Again, everyone welcome. You’re very welcome to stick around for the meeting afterwards, but no pressure.
We are often using university spaces to meet because they are free and most of them are wheelchair accessible (This one is!). We recognise that this choice of location may seem daunting to some, and we’re hoping to find a suitable room elsewhere soon. If you have any questions or worries about this, please message the page and we’ll come back to you.
Meetings for the Outreach working group are held every two weeks on Thursdays, 6-8pm at The Salsbury Centre
The venue is booked for the following dates:
- 05 Mar 6-8pm
- 19 Mar 6-8pm
- 02 Apr 6-8pm
- 16 Apr 6-8pm
- 30 Apr 6-8pm
- 14 May 6-8pm
The Outreach group meets every two weeks to discuss and implement plans and ideas to grow our movement in Edinburgh and the wider West Scotland region. Along with forging connections with local communities, environmental groups and charities, unions, businesses, and schools, we also support the activities of all the other working groups in the region.
We are always looking for ways to make the Extinction Rebellion family stronger, more diverse and inclusive, and more effective in communicating our basic message – for governments to accept their responsibilities to their citizens and to take immediate and decisive action to address the environmental and climate emergency.
All XR meetings are open and free to attend, so why not come along and share your ideas and your energy! Everyone is welcome, but this is a working group session and not an introduction meeting.
The Salisbury Centre: 2 Salisbury Road, EH16 5AB Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Accessibility: The Library room in the Salisbury centre is a wheelchair accessible space however it does have a 2m of gravel on the path on the way in. It also has a 7cm step to the toilet.
We will provide water and tea and please bring a £2 donation for the venue if possible.
If you have any questions about Extinction Rebellion, the Outreach working group, or wish to enquire about the accessibility of the space please feel free to email us directly.
Court can be an intimidating and anxious experience. Come and support rebels attending their hearings and make sure there’s friendly faces for them outside (and inside) the court.
Meet outside court at 9.30 to welcome people in and stay briefly or as long as you want!
Dates: None coming up.
Next Meeting: TBC
Come catch up on all the news, connect with working groups, and get together with the XR Edinburgh community at our now bi-weekly general meetings 🙂
This week we will have:
Welcome session for newcomers from TBC
Main Meeting from TBC
We usually head to the pub after, and everyone is welcome to join!
(no meal provided during the meeting this time)
INFO & NEWS
Donate to Extinction Rebellion Edinburgh
Please support the work of Extinction Rebellion Edinburgh by donating to our crowd-funder at chuffed.com.
100% of donations to Extinction Rebellion Edinburgh are spent on practical things like leaflets, transport, room hire, artist materials etc, and so far we have raised over £700 with the help of some very generous people. Thank you so much to everyone who has participated in our funding drives by volunteering and/or making a donation.
However, we have estimated that we need to raise at least £3,000 this year simply to cover our ongoing expenses. So we are asking you again to please consider donating to Extinction Rebellion Edinburgh, and it would be really great if you could support our work by spreading the word among your family, friends and colleagues as well.
Whether large or small every financial contribution is as greatly appreciated and vital in helping us make the planet a better place for everyone – forever – as any other form of participation.
XR Edinburgh Listeners are a support network who are available to check-in with any XR rebels across the region who feel the need to talk. This might be after an action, during a stressful time relating to XR, or due to feeling of grief and sadness around the climate crisis.
The support network provides confidential support, a friendly ear and a non-judgemental, safe space where any XR member can express their feelings, process, and reflect through regular conversations and dialogue. It’s not meant to provide prescriptive support nor replace that of professional help, but listeners can help provide information if the individual wishes to explore professional options.
How does the network work?
Following a peer-support system, individual XR Listeners will be paired up with any XR member seeking support. Contact will initally be made through email. Once contact is estabilished, sessions can be arranged, either in person, phone or other preferred method and as often as both feel is appropriate.
How to contact us
This service is here to support any XR member that might need it. If you are not sure whether it is the right thing for you, do get in touch with any questions or concerns you might have.
You can reach us on the Email below.
JOIN YOUR LOCAL REBEL WHATSAPP GROUP
Ever wondered if you have any rebel neighbours? Now you can join them on postcode Whatsapp groups across the Edinburgh area to organise small local actions and events like flyposting, listening circles, Rebel Ringing (calling up other Rebels to promote big events), or pub nights.
Click on your post code below to join your local WhatsApp group and invite any other local rebels to join – this is decentralisation in action!
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