XR Glasgow

XR Glasgow (area)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Weekly meetings Every Tuesday evenings ( scroll down below to “regular meetings ” for details)

Climate Cafe (online)
Date: Saturday 16th May, 16:30 – 18:00
Location: Zoom online video call https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84027935386

Accessible language and translation discussion
Date: Monday 18 May, 19:00 – 20:00

Axe Drax on UN’s Biodiversity Day
Date: 22 May, 10:00 – 17:00

Introduction to Extinction Rebellion Scotland
Date: Sunday 24th May, 15:00 – 17:00
Location: Online Zoom Video Call: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5179048058

XR Glasgow Info/ Induction
Date: Thursday 28 May, 18:30

Links to events organised by other XR communities within Glasgow:

University of Glasgow: Facebook, Instagram
Strathclyde University:
Facebook
Glasgow School of Art
: Facebook, Instagram
XR Youth Glasgow: FacebookInstagram

REGULAR MEETINGS
(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.
Where?
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 [email protected] 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.

CLIMATE CAFE

The next climate café will be on: TBC
Location: 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.

WORKING GROUPS

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

Actions
Deals with everything to do with actions, bringing all aspects together – from logistics to arrestee support with regenerative cultures.
Arts
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.
Music
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
Outreach engages and integrates people into XR Glasgow through publicity, community-building.
Regenerative Cultures
Regenerative Cultures ensures that we are a nurturing and resilient movement through practical and interpersonal support.
Research
Research investigates the severity of the climate crisis and aims to add scientific rigour to XR’s messaging and actions.

NEWSLETTER

Newsletter
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CONTACTS

Email: [email protected]
XR Glasgow: Facebook

XR University of Glasgow: Facebook, Instagram
XR Strathclyde University: Facebook
XR Glasgow School of Art: Facebook, Instagram
XR Glasgow Caledonian University: Facebook
XR Youth Glasgow: Facebook, Instagram
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