WORKING GROUPS

The Working Groups below have been set up to oversee, coordinate or organise certain areas of Extinction Rebellion Warwick District.  Each group has an internal coordinator who organises the meetings and liaises with the group members, there is also an external coordinator who liaises with and reports back to the main XRWD Coordination Group which meets twice a month.  XRWD also have an internal coordinator who liaises between the groups, and an external coordinator who liaises with other groups in Warwickshire and the Midlands.

Anyone can join a working group. You can be involved as much or as little as you want, and no experience is required. Everyone’s ideas are valued.  You are also welcome to attend any of the meetings listed below; to find out more, contact the working group coordinator directly or come to one of our Local Group Meetings.

Red Rebels in Leamington Spa - November 2019

ACTIONS

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Non-violent civil disobedient actions are the things we do in XR to make us visible and share our message. Our Actions Support WG works on the ideas, logistics and organisation behind making them happen.

In December 2019 we ran a Critical Mass Cycle Ride around Leamington and Warwick to highlight the lack of cycle lanes in the area and our demands for clean air in the District; we were joined by the Red Rebels and made a huge impact on the towns inviting much press coverage highlightling our cause for climate justice.

If you would like to be involved please get in touch or join us at our next meeting.

ART

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Arts WG communicates XR's identity and articulates our messaging through beautiful and inspiring projects, banners, flags, block printing, street painting and more.

 

patrick being interviewed at the mass cycle

COMMS AND MEDIA

Internal Coordinator: Chris

External Coordinator: Matthew

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 The Comms and Media team work on getting our message out to the public through social media, website and newsletters.  They also speak to the press, TV and radiio on the issues of the day.

We're looking for rebels to join our Comms team, especially on social media, so if you have creative flair in communication, we have a space for you.

if the climate was a bank you would have saved it by now

FINANCE & FUNDRAISING

Coordinator: Fiona

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We need money to do what we do in XR, from hiring venues to hold talks and training to printing literature to spread the word.  If you are able to help us financially please do get in touch.

OUTREACH AND COMMUNITIES

This role is currently being undertaken by the Actions Working Group


This Working Group builds communities within XR Warwick District and beyond. It reaches out to local neighbourhoods to raise awareness of XR and the climate and ecological emergency. By addressing social barriers that stand in the way, it works to make XR truly representative. Communities and Outreach also connects professionals like XR Scientists and XR Police, and Faith Groups like XR Muslims and XR Christians. 

People gathering

PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLIES

Coordinator: Ed

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People's Assemblies are a way for a group of people to talk in an organised and safe way, sharing their feelings and ideas about topics, or issues orwhere all voices are heard, respected and valued equally and no one person or group is able to dominate the process.

protest with banner 'we are better than this'

POLITICAL

Internal Coordinator: Gareth

External Coordinator: Dominic

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XR is beyond politics. We don’t pick sides politically, but engaging with local, regional and national politics is absolutely essential to achieve our aims.

free hugs

REGENERATIVE CULTURE

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Regenerative Culture (Regen) helps create a culture within XR, and society as a whole, that’s healthy, resilient and adaptable. It does this by fostering a stronger connection with the self, nurturing healthy relationships, and encouraging a better connection to nature. Regen is creating a microcosm of a better future.

We’re focused on wellbeing within the movement. It’s essential to prevent burnout. During actions, Regen looks after rebels, making sure those on the frontline receive the support they need. Outside of rebellion time we look at disempowering the unhealthy systems we’re living in by putting new ones in place. 

victoria giving a talk

TALKS AND TRAINING

Internal Coordinator: Fiona   

External Coordinator: Nickie

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In Talks and Training one of our priorities is to develop our own capacity to deliver XR training and we welcome anyone who is interested in talking to groups in our community about XR or delivering training for XR groups in our region.

As a group we have already held a training for People’s Assembly facilitation and some of our members are able to deliver the Heading for Extinction talk. We meet fortnightly and at the moment we’re few in number so if you’re interested in being part of this working group please get in touch.

XR has a lot of talks and training on offer, from the Heading for Extinction talk to training in non-violent direct action and training on how we can deliver training ourselves.