“We are the Northern Powerhouse” #ExtinctionRebellion #Manchester 30 Aug- 4 Sept

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We are the NORTHERN POWERHOUSE. Northern Rebellion: Friday 30th Aug - Wed 4th Sep


Rebels, you’re invited to a civil summer…

It’s finally the North’s turn to rise up for the climate and ecological emergency. To keep up the momentum after the International Rebellion and the government’s declaration of a climate emergency, XR MCR remembers the rallying cry of those other Manchester rebels, the suffragettes, and demands ‘deeds not words’. The Northern Powerhouse should have at its heart a plan to act now, halt biodiversity loss and reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025.

Now that we’ve sounded the wake-up call, let’s get down to the business of radically changing the way we live and think with six days of non-violent civil disobedience, talks, workshops, art, performances, music and a coming together of energy and ideas in Manchester, the birthplace of so many progressive movements. It’s time to face the emergency and take the steps needed to save our one planet Earth.

From Friday 30th August to Wednesday 4th September, Manchester will host XR rebels from across the North.

We’ll be kicking things off at our weekly meeting next Monday 10th June with a ‘Heading for Extinction’ talk for new members. Find out why we act and why civil disobedience works at 6.30pm, the Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor Street.

We’re hard at work setting up the structure that will support the rebellion. If you have experience in event management, or facilitating rapid growth of teams, we’d love to hear from you – email hello@xrmcr.org with “Newsletter” in the subject.

On Monday 17th June, we start shaping the rebellion. We will run a mass match-making session to fit volunteers to roles – from stunning art pieces to killer admin skills, we will need everyone on board. 6 for 6.30pm, the Bread Shed.

Let’s show ‘em what the North’s made of!

Find us on FacebookTwitter, at xrmcr.org or email hello@xrmcr.org. Support Manchester XR actions by donating here.


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