NORMAL MEETINGS RETURN (SORT OF)
While still online, Tuesday meetings have returned to the old format, where working groups will meet once a month.
From now on working groups will have their meetings as follows:
First Tuesday of each month: General updates meeting
Second: Meetings & Facilitation; Music; Outreach
Third: Arts; Finance; Justice & Solidarity, Disability & Inclusion
Fourth: Research; Regenerative Culture; Media
Fifth (if exists): Talk or workshop
Next week’s (1st September) general meeting will be a chance for working groups to update everyone on what they have been doing in the last month and what they are planning to do for the next month. Ideally, it would be good to have at least one member of each working group present at the meeting in order to feed back.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/339059180
Climate Cafe (online)
UK Rebellion 27 Aug – 13 Sept
Several actions have been organised in solidarity with or coordinated with other groups in England and Wales as part of the UK Rebellion. Messaging for these actions should be led by the designers of the action, but can be adapted to a Scottish context.
Make it Real August – 14 Sept – Nov
The Scottish Government claims to be a world leader in green thinking, and setting up a citizens’ assembly with the authority to make decisions. Now we are demanding they follow through on these claims and “make it real”. On 14 September, based on a speech to be delivered by Roseanna Cunningham, our Political group will advise whether this should continue, or whether spicy NVDA should be planned around this messaging. This NVDA will likely need to be led by XR Edinburgh as targets are likely to be in the capital.
Introduction to Extension Scotland
Date: 13th Sept 2pm -5pm
Location: Online. The Zoom link to join the event will be posted here a few hours before it starts. However, we have reason to believe that our Facebook pages may be at risk of being taken down. Therefore, the Zoom link will also be posted on our website
Make the Connections 14 Sept – 31 Oct
This will take the form of decentralised but synchronised action against the fossil fuel-government-investors links, with the aim of exposing the decades of collusion between fossil fuel companies, governments and investors that has prevented a clean, green revolution.
Links to events organised by other XR communities within Glasgow:
(all meetings now via Zoom due to current situation)
Glasgow City Centre (event link)
When? Every Tuesday from 19:00 SHARP to 21:00
Please arrive between 18:45 and 19:00 for a 19:00 start.
Meetings will be held online for the time being, we are not meeting face-to-face until further notice. The Zoom online video call link is the same for each meeting – https://zoom.us/j/339059180
Meetings normally take place in Room 898 of the Graham Hills Building, University of Strathclyde.
– For wheelchair or mobility scooter availability, due to repairs the route is more complicated. Security can be contacted via a phone in the lobby on 3333 if a rebel is not there to guide.
– If you are new to XR, and would like a ‘buddy’ to meet up with you before the meeting and let you know more about XR Glasgow, please get in touch.
– A Walking Bus meets at the column on George square and sets off to the meeting at 18:40, if you would like to go along to the meeting with people
If you are new to XR, we suggest to go along to one of the information/induction events first to find out more and ask questions (Scroll up to Upcoming Events)
What will the meeting be about?
We have been having our meetings online during this time. We plan to stay in contact with eachother as best we can. The zoom link is the same for each one – https://zoom.us/j/339059180
Each week during April we will be together for a social, cross-working group discussion, themed sharing circle or climate crisis discussion. To suggest an idea for discussion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or suggest on Mattermost in the Meetings channel.
Working groups will be chatting and meeting online. To find out more about working groups, please go along to an Induction/ Information session online, see Mattermost channels or for the list of working groups scroll down.
There will be a “digital walking bus”, that starts 15 mins before the main meeting (18:45). This aims to introduce rebels to the zoom call.
After the main meeting, participants can stay on for a ‘pub’ style social where we can just chatter.
The next climate café will be on: TBC
The Climate Café is for those dealing with difficult feelings that arise from the climate crisis. It is an open platform for airing non-judgemental personal reflections and thoughts in a friendly space with like-minded people.
Importantly, we will NOT engage in any action planning. The focus is on personal and shared wellbeing, emotions and feelings. We’re holding a safe space to actively listen and supporting each other.
Some of these working groups meet within our weekly Tuesday meetings (see above) but many meet outside of this too. You can find out more about this by coming along to a Tuesday meeting and joining the inductions section or contacting XR Glasgow
Deals with everything to do with actions, bringing all aspects together – from logistics to arrestee support with regenerative cultures.
Arts creates artwork of all forms to spread our message and enliven our actions.
Disability, Accessibility & Inclusion
Disability, Accessibility & Inclusion considers how to make XR more inclusive for disabled Rebels and others with diverse needs.
Finance and Fundraising
Makes decisions on supporting our work financially, maintains our accounts and coordinates activities to raise money.
Justice and Solidarity
Justice & Solidarity works to make XR Glasgow more inclusive, thinks about intersecting oppressions and the root causes of climate injustice, and plans actions in solidarity with other groups.
Media & Communications
Frames and communicates XR Glasgow’s message through the press, social media and other communication tools.
Makes music for XR Glasgow actions and events.
Inclusion & Inductions
Organises and facilitates the inductions for new people, as well as thinking about the experience of new people joining XR Glasgow and how to improve this/ support people.
Outreach engages and integrates people into XR Glasgow through publicity, community-building.
Regenerative Cultures ensures that we are a nurturing and resilient movement through practical and interpersonal support.
Research investigates the severity of the climate crisis and aims to add scientific rigour to XR’s messaging and actions.
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