April 15 – International Rebellion
In SA the International Rebellion began with a bang, with three TV stations reporting on our successful occupation of the House of Assembly, and impromptu citizen’s assembly, testifying to the impact of global warming and ecological collapse on future generations. Police escorted our activists out of parliament in the full glare of the media, which had also covered our public action in Rundle Mall featuring South Australians speaking passionately about their hopes and fears for future generations. We made a series of videos of our Rebels, including this one of the occupation action.
Surrounding these actions we have dropped 400 rocks emblazoned with XR messages around Adelaide and three banner drops, telling the truth about climate emergency to those travelling on some of our major highways and along our beautiful coast.
Join the Rebellion
We have a lot coming up in the next few weeks, and we’d love you to get involved. If you haven’t already, then you can Join up – and persuade friends to do the same. If you haven’t signed up on xrsa.com.au, then you may miss events and actions. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter and you might like to check out our blog.
Spread the XR message by getting a group you’re involved with to host a talk by Extinction Rebellion speakers. Contact XRSAoutreach@gmail.com, with your suggestions. If you can’t spare the time to commit to XRSA but would like to help financially, head over to our donate page. Every little bit helps.
All Working Groups meeting
Saturday May 11th, 10am-12.30pm at The Joinery, 111 Franklin St, Adelaide
If you want to take your climate action to the next level, come along to this meeting and plan our next actions within a one of our key working groups: 1. Actions and Arts 2. Community and Outreach 3. Media and Messaging or 4. Regenerative Culture. If behind the scenes is more your style, then join the Finance, Funding & Frugality or Systems and Infrastructure teams.
Support our events
Saturday 20 April, 11-1pm at Café Outside the Square, 34 Whitmore Sq, Adelaide.
Come along and find out more about XRSA, chat to fellow rebels, bring your devices to get set-up on our activist media channels. Held on the 3rd Saturday each month.
Conscientious Protector Training
Thursday April 25, 12-4pm at The Joinery, 111 Franklin St, Adelaide
If you have been watching rebels blockading bridges in London, stopping traffic in Melbourne, occupying parliament in Adelaide, blockading the Adani site – and you are considering participation in actions like these – here is a starting point.
Every Thursday, 8-9pm
Want to chat to someone about being an activist or would like to learn more about Extinction Rebellion? Our virtual café can be accessed through Jitsi at https://meet.organise.earth/VirtualCafe.
Live Music Fundraiser
Saturday April 27, 5-11pm at Walkerville RSL, 95 Walkerville Tce, Walkerville.
Cost $10 (if you bring shared food) or $20.
Having some fun and celebrating our successes is all part of the XR culture. Hosted by Gillian H, this event features three bands, vegan and vegetarian food, opportunities to showcase your talents and get to know each other. Please bring some vegetarian food to share and BYO drinks (alcohol allowed, but not provided), tea and coffee available for gold coin donation. Family friendly, so bring children, friends and anyone else you think might enjoy some music and entertainment.
** Would you like to help with this event, or want to perform (music, spoken word, comedy?) then please Gillian on 0432 939 766.
Sunday 28 April, 3-5pm at Clarence Park Community Centre.
Sign-up to get trained as a marshal, our ‘official’ presence at actions, designed to keep our activism focused so that while it’s disruptive, it’s also non-violent, respectful, and effective.
Tomorrow Ever After Film Night Fundraiser
Sunday May 5, 6.30-9pm at The Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Court, Adelaide.
Cost $15. Subtitled: A Love Letter to the Human Race, this movie explores the possibility of a future in which caring and compassion govern our societies. What if the future of humanity and the planet turns out exactly as we would want it to be?
XRSA Presentation: Why we are heading for extinction and what to do about it
Saturday May 11, 9-10am at The Joinery, 111 Franklin St, Adelaide.
Still need to know more about climate change, the 6th mass extinction and what XR is doing about it then come along to find out what you can achieve as part of a mass rebellion.
Down South Events (FB: XRSADownSouth)
Every Monday (not public holidays), 1-3pm at The Green Room, 2 High Street, Willunga
Art Show Exhibition Opening and Fundraiser with a Discussion Panel on Climate Science
Saturday May 11th 6pm at The Green Room, 2 High St, Willunga
Donation at door, with proceeds from art sales going to Extinction Rebellion SA. Speak with artists, activists and climate scientists about the issues that matter and take the opportunity to see how climate issues are influencing art. Can’t get to the opening? The art will be exhibited for two months so drop down to Willunga and take a look.
Tomorrow Ever After Film Night Fundraiser
Saturday May 18, 7.30 pm start at Cooee Arthouse, 15A Old Coach Rd, Aldinga.
Cost $15 (+booking fee). Subtitled: A Love Letter to the Human Race, this movie explores the possibility of a future in which caring and compassion govern our societies. What if the future of humanity and the planet turns out exactly as we would want it to be?