Heading for Extinction and What to do about it
Start: Saturday, September 05, 2020• 3:00 PM • Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney (GMT+10:00)
End: Saturday, September 05, 2020• 5:00 PM • Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney (GMT+10:00)
It is the sad and scary truth that we are at a time of converging crises. As the pandemic hoards attention, this community still holds the scars of the black summer.
Our scorched land and the silence left behind from the animals who should still be here are a stark reminder that we are still in a Climate and Ecological Emergency.
Meanwhile our governments continue to fund fossil fuel companies with our tax dollars and empower gas executives in the economic recovery commission. The corruption is a slap in the face to our community who have suffered so much.
This is an EMERGENCY + our government refuses to act = Time for direct democracy.
Direct democracy with Extinction Rebellion is the path of non-violent civil disobedience like the suffragettes, union movements and civil rights movements.
As David Attenborough says, “We can not be radical enough”.
This online Zoom meeting is set in three parts:
- An overview of the science so far. We will explain why this is a global emergency and communicate the urgency for change.
- A look at how systemic change has happened throughout history and what we can do from here to affect change. It will delve into Extinction Rebellion tactics and philosophy.
- Connecting with each other and planning for local coordinated action and next steps.
There is still hope, but we are running out of time.
This event is being held over zoom. Please register.
"If not you, then who? If not now, then when?"
Extinction Rebellion acknowledges the First peoples of this country. We acknowledge sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respects to elders past present and emerging.