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Extinction Rebellion lectures

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 15 July 2019

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Are you concerned about our collective societal inaction on the climate/ecological crisis? So are the many thousands of UK citizens who have recently joined Extinction Rebellion, a new social protest group that has formed to elicit government action.

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Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Organiser

Tess Meakin

Location

Gustave Tuck Leacture Theatre
Wilkins Building
Gower St,
London
WC1E 6BT

Are you concerned about our collective societal inaction on the climate/ecological crisis? So are the many thousands of UK citizens who have recently joined Extinction Rebellion, a new social protest group that has formed to elicit government action. All are invited to two lectures about the climate crisis and Extinction Rebellion’s aims on Monday July 15, 1-3pm in the Gustave Tuck lecture theatre, Wilkins Building, UCL. 
 
***Please note that this event is being filmed for public dissemination: attendance implies consent to filming***

Lecture 1 – Heading for extinction and what to do about it
Extinction Rebellion (‘XR’) is a newly formed protest group that uses civil resistance tactics to force government action on the ecological emergency. In this talk UCL professor Kate Jeffery will explain the scientific background to the emergency, the reason that XR formed, its three demands (including formation of a citizen’s assembly to oversee the societal response), how XR works and why you should consider joining (tldr – to save the planet and be on the right side of history!). There will be a short Q&A before the second lecture. 
 
Lecture 2 – What is a citizens’ assembly? Why do we need a one on climate and ecological justice?
Extinction Rebellion's third demand is that Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice. But what is a citizens' assembly? And why does Extinction Rebellion believe that it's our only hope to create the radical change needed to deal with this emergency? Come and find out about this form of deliberative democracy with Linda Doyle, a member of XR's national citizens' assembly working group. She'll discuss the steps involved, key examples and why citizens' assemblies are key to giving the UK public the opportunity to respond to this crisis.