XR Edinburgh (area)

UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETUPS

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The Blue Wave II

Saturday, 29 February 2020 at 12:00

Clyde Street, Glasgow, G1 4, United Kingdom

Join us in forming a great blue wave of people, for a family-friendly event full of music, creativity, and colour.

Dress up in blues and greens (and wellies!) to represent the rising sea-levels and flooding caused by the changing climate.

The aim of this event is to warn our friends and neighbours in Glasgow about the dangers we face together as a result of climate crisis. It is still possible to make the changes needed to prevent the worst effects, but we must act now.

The Blue Wave is also a celebration of all we love about the city of Glasgow. Bring friends, bring family, bring fun, bring joy: let’s make it a wild and watery day to remember.

The first wave video.
https://www.facebook.com/XRGlasgow/videos/344201493173445/
STV report on the blue wave
https://www.facebook.com/XRGlasgow/videos/2352116825019468/

We are delighted to announce that food 4 scotland will be joining us at the start of the event. Please bring along your own Tupperware and cutlery to help cut down on waste.

If you have any concerns about accessibility for this event, please send us a message at Extinction Rebellion Glasgow and we will be happy to assist you.

If you are an artist or performer and wish to do something special during the event then please contact us at [email protected] 🙂💚

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Introduction and Welcome: Extinction Rebellion Edinburgh

Sunday, 23 February 2020 from 15:00-17:00

1 Summerhall, EH9 1PL Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Come and find out how you can get involved in Extinction Rebellion Edinburgh! You do not need to be willing to be arrested, there are plenty of other ways to help.

By the end of the session, you’ll have a better understanding of the aims and demands of Extinction Rebellion, and how you can bring your skills and energy to the inclusive and people-driven community that we’re building in Edinburgh, Scotland, the UK, and the world.

Time is running out. And we are doing something about it!
We welcome everyone and every part of everyone. All questions are welcomed and dialogue is key.

This will take place in Summerhall’s Anatomy Lecture theatre just off the courtyard. There will be signs on arrival.

Summerhall is fully accessible. Please message us if we can make your participation in the event more comfortable in anyway.

The event is free

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Justice and Solidarity Meetup

Date and time: No upcoming meetings
Location: 50 George Square, Room G.01, EH8 9JU

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.

Actions working group fortnightly meetings

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:

  • 24 Feb 7-9pm
  • 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.

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Outreach working group fortnightly meetups

Meetings for the Outreach working group are held every two weeks on Thursdays, 6-8pm at The Space in Dalry

The venue is booked for the following dates:

  • 20 Feb 6-8pm
  • 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 Space Dalry
183 Dalry Rd, Edinburgh EH11 2EB

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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.

Email us now!

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Court Support

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:

  • 17th Apr 9:30 – as long as you like
  • 18th Apr 9:30 – as long as you like
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Edinburgh General Meeting

Next Meeting: Tuesday, 18 February 2020 from 18:30-20:30

Room 3.24, St Leonard’s Land, Holyrood Road (Wheelchair Accessible))

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 6.15 -6.45 pm

Main Meeting from 6.45-8.45 pm

We usually head to the pub after, and everyone is welcome to join!

(no meal provided during the meeting this time)

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Facilitation training

Date: Wednesday February 26th, 5:30-9pm for the next facilitation training looking at rank, power dynamics and dealing with conflict situations. This will be the ground work to explore developing assertiveness which may be deepened on in the next workshop depending on demand.

Location: Old college, Teaching room 5 – School of Law, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

Please bring a packed dinner if you want to eat (we will have a 25 minute break), a pen and pad.A donation of £5, £10 or £15 is suggested depending on your means. Please get in touch if you are not able to meet the £5 donation.
Feel free to share this with people who might be interested.

Edit: date was moved from Feb 19th to Feb 26th due to unforeseen circumstances.

Accessibility:
This is a university building. Turn right to enter the law school when you enter the old college archway across from Blackwells, then the room is on the second floor. The venue is wheelchair accessible (via door on Chambers street) with accessible toilets. Disabled parking bays are available on Chalmers Street (5 minute walking distance). Click on this link for more info about the room: https://www.ed.ac.uk/timetabling-examinations/timetabling/room-bookings/bookable-rooms3/room/0001_01_1.273 (edited) 

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INFO & NEWS

XR Listeners

icon imageXR 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.

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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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