Extinction Rebellion Malvern

Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.

Upcoming Actions & Events

Please note that due to coronavirus, our events are now held via video conference. If you need help to use Zoom, follow this document: Rebels user guide to Zoom
Our main meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month (currently online) and our working group meeting is on the 4th Thursday of each month. New members always welcome at any of these!

NO GOING BACK! Action in Malvern

Saturday 30th May, 11:30am-1:00pm, Socially-distanced 3m spacing on Malvern Link Common opposite Malvern Link Station
Calling ALL Malvern Rebels! And ALL local XR supporters and sympathisers! Come and join us on Saturday and be a part of XR’s national action urging our Government to make wise choices at this crucial turning point in human history. As we emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown there are powerful forces driving a return to “normal” and “business as usual” as fast as possible (and, of course, it is that “normal” that is killing our planet).

Join us to make this an eye-catching demonstration of the strength of feeling on this issue in Malvern. We want to remind our Government that WE HAVE A CHOICE! This will be reflected in the questions posed on the placards that we shall display (see below).

What to bring?
• Your good self and as many friends and family members as you can!
• A face mask or face covering, and disposable gloves; we will all wear these to show that we take the Covid-19 precautions seriously
• A placard bearing an appropriate message (see below for examples)

Placard wordings
Bearing in mind that many of the people observing our placards will be in moving vehicles, we need to keep our messages very simple but effective. And the theme should be around the choices facing Government at every level (and all of us as well). Here are a rew suggestions (but please feel free to create your own):
• Prioritise Profit Or Prioritise Health?
• Bailout destructive industries Or Bailout people and the planet?
• Mass extinction Or Mass participation?
• New Roads Or New Cycle Lanes?
• Climate Emergency Or Business as Usual?
• People or Profit?
• Green Future or Climate Breakdown?
If you need any blank placard and markers or paint to make your placard, please contact xrmalvern_media@riseup.net for help. We hope to see you on Saturday!

Main Meeting – Nature Connections

Thursday 4th June, 7:00-9:00pm Join Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/99946984831
This will be an evening devoted to making connections with nature and each other. Do you have have stories of your encounters with nature? What can we learn when we listen? How can nature inspire us in our rebellion?’
New members warmly welcome!

Malvern Empathy Circle

Fortnightly on Mondays at 6:00pm-7:30pm: June 1st, 15th, 29th, July 13th Online via zoom https://zoom.us/j/632836972
We invite you to join an online empathy circle for building regenerative culture, mutual support, community and connection. Talk about whatever is on your mind. Learn, practice and deepen active listening skills for mutual support, community building, conflict resolution and action. It’s a space to both practice giving empathy, and to receive empathy. It’s a satisfying process where the speaker has an opportunity to feel fully heard.
It helps us to strengthen our resilience if we recognise and express our feelings. This is especially relevant as we move through the challenging times we face. An empathy circle provides a safe space to hold us for a nurturing moment in joy, worry, grief, fear, anger.
In preparation, you might like to view: How to Empathy Circle http://bit.ly/EC-How

Other Links:
1. What is an Empathy Circle? http://bit.ly/EC-WhatIs
2. Why Participate? http://bit.ly/EC-Benefits
3. How to Empathy Circle? http://bit.ly/EC-Howe.

Malvern Climate café online

Saturday 20th June, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Grab a beverage of your choice and come and have a chat. Let’s stay connected! Come and share how you are doing in these interesting times! See you there!
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84415602115?pwd=ZHFCQnJhU0kxZ1U4S0tWVmdSZS8xUT09
Meeting ID: 844 1560 2115
Password: 945912