"Right here and right now is where we draw the line." -Greta Thunberg, 9.23.19 @ the UN Climate Summit
October 7th kicks off Extinction Rebellion's International Fall Rebellion and Chicago is joining XR chapters all around the globe to demand that the government tell the truth about the climate and wider ecological emergency. You are invited to, and needed for, a large-scale celebration of life to demonstrate the kind of society we need to call forth into the world. Through regenerative and life-affirming activities that will wake people up from their business-as-usual Monday evening commute, we will bring awareness to the need for the City of Chicago to declare a climate emergency and initiate an immediate just transition and emergency mobilization effort to restore a safe climate.
This demonstration will involve multiple groups: One of the groups will be led by the youth who led the recent Global Climate Strike, one group will be a critical mass of cyclists, and another group will consist of individuals transforming Daley Plaza into a regenerative culture fair with activities such as yoga, music, drumming, singing, skateboarding, circus arts, meditation, storytelling, theater, and much more. This is BIG. And all are welcome and needed.
We need you, your heart, and your superpowers. Arrive right at 4pm if you can, or else feel free to arrive anytime before 6pm.
You are welcome to join our Non-Violent Direct Action training on October 5th in Hyde Park to prepare for this action: https://actionnetwork.org/events/xr-chicago-nvda-training-5
Want to be part of the planning team? Contact us at XRCHICAGO.ORG or message us on FB.