June 2022, first newsletter

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Hello Rebel!


Thank you for bearing with us while we managed the integration of the newsletter into Action Network. We are aware that not all Rebels received our last newsletter, but we are hopeful that issues has been resolved. If your twice-monthly emails are turning up in your promotion tab, do mark them as ‘safe’ so you don’t miss out on all the latest!


This newsletter reminds us of some of the regular online offerings available to Rebels, new and old, local and national, a well as some local training at Maketank in Exeter coming up in June. The regular talks and training events can be accessed via the cloud, which includes UK-wide events updates. 


As always, you can visit the Exeter XR Facebook page or Exeter Forum – and website – for the latest updates as they happen. 


XR comms training workshop

14 June, 6pm at Maketank on Paris Street


The session will start with an introduction to the ‘new’ tools that XR UK introduced in 2019 to replace Basecamp. This will cover UK Forum, UK Cloud, Mattermost and the hub. We will also discuss how Signal, Telegram, newsletters, social media and email fit into the setup and how we can try to avoid the plethora of communication channels by discussing how each should be used.


We will then look at individuals’ problems that they have either setting up or using the various platforms.
Anyone not yet on the new platforms that wants to be can be set up before the session – please email onboarding@extinctionrebellionexeter.org.
Please do let us know if you are planning on coming at the above email.


Exeter Anchor Circle meeting
14 June, 5pm  at Maketank
The Exeter Anchor Circle is the group that ‘overviews the operations, vision, and culture of XR Exeter’ and has representatives of the local working and community groups as well as anyone from the local group that would like to attend.

Intro to the third demand

Online, 7.30-8.30 2nd June

Extinction Rebellion has three demands, but the Third Demand remains the least understood and least talked about. So let’s change that! Come to our talk to find out about the Third Demand: a government commissioned, independently run, UK-wide Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Ecological Justice.
XR UK’s Citizens’ Assembly Working Group will take you through the basics on citizens’ assemblies and why XR believes we need one to help us navigate the climate and ecological emergency.
The talks lasts for about half an hour after which you can ask us questions, share your concerns, and tell us your ideas. 
Everyone is free to attend!
See and share the Facebook event:https://facebook.com/events/323491199895845/
Heading for Extinction Talk
8 June, 7-8.30
This talk will change your life. Are you new to Extinction Rebellion? This brand new updated version of Heading for Extinction talk will kickstart your journey. We’ll explain the science of the climate and ecological emergency to understand the enormity of the situation we are facing. Then we will introduce Extinction Rebellion’s approach to bringing about the change we need.
This talk, which we offer online every Wednesday at 7pm, is a recommended introduction to the most pressing issue facing every human on the planet. ☕ Bring a friend and a cup of tea for this 1-hour event! (+ extra time for questions!) Register here: https://xrb.link/oS9hLH It’s time to hear the truth about the climate and ecological crisis and what we need to do. See and share the Facebook event: https://facebook.com/events/3013540128895521/
Non-Violent Direct Action training
Online NVDA Training, 2 Sunday of the month, 10:00 – 13:00, 12 Jun. Register: https://xrb.link/pd3Qz67g
The climate and ecological crisis is worse than we feared, and the future is more uncertain than ever. The time to act is now… so let’s get prepared! Come along to our Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) workshop, where you will learn about the history of Civil Disobedience, theories of Non-Violence, and various NVDA skills such as how to talk to the police, how to block a road, and how to use your support systems. This workshop takes 3 hours, and includes 2 x 15 minute breaks – please arrive on time! There will be lots of information to learn, and chances to engage interactively with this information – it’s a good idea to bring a pen and paper.
No prior knowledge is needed. There is a lot of information to learn in this, and we will be signposting other trainings throughout – the key workshops we want you to go to as part of our ‘Road to Rebellion’ are the Know Your Rights trainings, and the Affinity Group Formation Workshops (more information about these will be discussed in the workshop itself). See and share the Facebook event: https://facebook.com/events/311080414364084/

General Meeting

There will not be a general meeting on the 2 of June which would be the date in the normal schedule, however the next one will be 16 June at Headway with the 6:15 welcome meeting preceding it.

XR Foundation Programme
6.30-7.30, 7 June
𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗫𝗥? 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗲! New course starts Tues 7 June and ends Tues 5 July. 𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗿-𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗱, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘅. 𝟮𝟰𝗵𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘅. 𝟴𝗵𝗿𝘀
The XR UK Foundation Programme is a 4-week course (approx. 24 hours in total over the course of the 4 weeks / or approx. 8 hours for the basic programme) which aims to give a thorough grounding in who we are, how we work and how to get involved. We’ve gathered all the core XR trainings into one place and added a new live Zoom session on boundary-setting and resilience… 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘁𝘁𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘆 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗫𝗥!
The mix of live Zoom sessions, videos and e-learning is aimed primarily at people new to XR, but all existing rebels are very welcome to sign up and take the bits of interest. 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀? Invite them to sign up – it will cover a lot o of your integration work! The full-length course requires approx. 6 hours a week or, for the basic level course, just 1-2 hours a week! 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲: 𝗙𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲: https://xrb.link/mS0Cd5No4MB 𝗕𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲: https://xrb.link/SV6fa40jyQ See and share the Facebook event:https://facebook.com/events/1123455748450881/
Next Newsletter submissions deadline

Content submission date for the second newsletter in June: Sunday 12 June 2022.
Please note, newsletters are sent twice a month – there may be additional newsletters during periods of action. If you have XR news, events, training, activities and other opportunities you would like to include, then do get involved in a fortnightly GM (above), post details on Exeter Forum, contact the group through the Facebook page or email newsletter@extinctionrebellionexeter.org.
Send events to advertise on the Exeter XR website  to marilynspurr@protonmail.com


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