We are Extinction Rebellion Southwark, a local XR group working to mobilise 1000s people across the borough of Southwark in London. We organise in accordance with XR’s 10 principles and values. Creating an inclusive, nurturing and resilient community group takes time and unavoidably, some money. If you can, we would love your financial support to help us grow.
Why support us?
We are unprepared for the danger our future holds. We face floods, wildfires, extreme weather, crop failure, mass displacement and the breakdown of society. We are going to need each other more than ever before.
Conventional approaches to seeking action on climate breakdown - voting, lobbying, signing petitions and attending marches - have all failed.
Governments, the mass media and powerful economic interests have prevented the changes we so desperately need. And now, we are almost completely out of time. The time for denial is over. It is time to act.
Extinction Rebellion’s strategy is one of mass participation, non-violent, disruptive civil disobedience. We have declared ourselves in rebellion against our Government. They have failed in their duty to protect us, in light of conclusive scientific evidence about the totemic nature of the threat we face Historical evidence shows that we need the involvement of 3.5% of the population to succeed - for our demands to be met. In the UK that’s about 2 million people. In Southwark, we need to mobilise 11,000 local residents who are supportive and active with XR in some way.
XR Southwark formed in April 2019 and since then, we haven’t stopped welcoming new members. We have been growing and nurturing a multifaceted, adaptable and resilient community group. Some might say we have started the messy business of ‘pre-figuring’ the future - experimenting with ways of organising, being together and supporting our neighbours ready for whatever is to come. It’s not been a linear process but it feels hugely important and exciting.
In a few short months members of the group have formed sub-groups to focus on - building connections with local community groups , re-wilding communal green areas, lobbying in favour of sustainable initiatives for the public good and creating the art which makes Extinction Rebellion actions so beautiful and eye catching. In short, we have been taking care of each other and forming connections We are only just getting started...
We come together every week to check in and update everyone on how our projects are progressing.
As days go by, the Southwark local group of Extinction Rebellion aims for ever bigger goals to benefit each and every one of our neighbours.
In order to succeed, we need as many contributions as possible, be these of time, energies or money.
Time to start donating now!
Would you like to get involved with XR Southwark?
Join us and get updates via e-MAIL! Register with XR here and select ‘Southwark’ as your local borough - https://rebellion.earth/
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