Day One of the December Rebellion
Start: Tuesday, December 05, 2023• 9:00 AM
End: Tuesday, December 05, 2023• 9:00 PM
Location:The Drill Hall•26 Therry Street, Melbourne, 3000 AU
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December Rebellion Day 1
When: Tuesday 5 December 2023
Where: The Drill Hall, Multicultural Hub
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An action-free day of essential orientation and preparation. Ground yourself among fellow rebels. Equip yourself to participate in and support the disruptive and creative actions planned for 6 to 9 December. If you are new to XR, make some friends or chat with our friendly Welcoming Team.
Please come for the whole day so that we can all get to know and trust each other as much as possible. If you are unable to come for the whole day, aim for morning and afternoon OR afternoon and evening. Or whatever you can manage.
The day will include:
9am – Induction to Marshalling (essential workshop for anyone volunteering to be a Marshall). Please register for this workshop separately here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/induction-to-marshalling?source=direct_link&
10am – Briefing: Prepared for Arrest. Please register here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/briefing-prepared-for-arrest?source=direct_link&
11am – 12.30pm – Core session: Welcome and Orientation
Getting to know each other
Action previews – information about the array of actions planned
Understanding The Rebel Agreement – the safety commitments we make to each other
Practicing chants and songs
An overview of the non-action activities planned
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1.30pm Workshop: Action Skills for Everyone
This is an opportunity to understand what micro skills we all need for maintaining courage and nonviolence during actions. Presented by our De-escalation skills team, this workshop will include role-plays (optional!).
We will also practice walking in formation for our Disrupt the City actions and meet our Police Liaison and Arrestee Support co-ordinators.
3.15pm Workshop: Contemplating Country. Everyone is welcome to come along but you can find out more and register for updates here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/contemplating-country-at-the-december-rebellion?source=direct_link&
At 4.30pm we will head over to Lincoln Square for Welcome to Country at 5pm Everyone is welcome but you can find out more and register for updates here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/welcome-to-country-for-the-december-rebellion?source=direct_link&
6:30pm A repeat of this morning’s core session
8.30pm finish, tidy up. Drill Hall closes 9pm.
The Drill Hall will be our home base from 9am – 9pm Tues 5 – Fri 8 Dec.
How to get there. The Drill Hall is in the Melbourne CBD very close to the Queen Victoria Market(QVM). Swanston Street tram routes all stop at RMIT, a few minutes walk away, Elizabeth Street tram routes 19, 57 and 59 stop at QVM
Main entrance is at 26 Therry Street, just up from the Elizabeth Street corner. This entrance has five steps.
Level access is via the Victoria Street exit/entrance which unfortunately must be opened from inside the building. Please call Jane C on 0400 053 266 to request access. (Apologies for this clunky system).
Vegetarian and vegan food will be served daily.
You can do art-making! – block-printing, signs, T-shirt printing etc.
There will be a Regen area for resting, meditation and healing practice.
There will be a program of workshops through the week.
Grief Cocoon - Climate Grief Writing: Wednesday 6 December, 10am to 12:3pm. Register for Grief Cocoon: Climate grief writing
NVDA Training (abridged) Thursday 7 Dec, 10am - 12.30pm. Register for the NVDA (abridged) Training
Degrowth: Thursday 7 December, 7:30 to 9:00pm. Register for the introduction to degrowth
Climate Assemblies and Their Impacts: Fri Dec 8, 9am - 11am. Register for the Climate Assemblies workshop.
On Wednesday to Saturday we will be on the streets.
On Sunday we will debrief at the Hive, 61 Church St, Abbotsford.
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See you there! Love and Rage
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