March meeting – AGM and Introduction to Extinction Rebellion

We will be having our AGM in March, and an small introduction to Extinction Rebellion (see below)

Monday 18th March
7.00 for 7.30pm at The Quaker Meeting House, 1 Whiteheads Lane, Bradford on Avon BA15 1JU

Shortly after the publication of the IPCC’s report on the transformation needed in global economies and societies if global temperature rise is to be kept below 1.5° above pre industrial levels, a new radical movement made its presence known in London. Established by a group called Rising Up, the movement is called Extinction Rebellion, (XR for short) and as it sounds, it is rebelling against the current rapid extinction of species underway because of the destruction our own species is causing to habitats world wide, through climate change and resource extraction. In November there were two main events: a protest in Westminster, involving a symbolic burial of species, and a blocking of five bridges over the River Thames during rush hour, for five minutes at a time, while giving of leaflets and cake to motorists to explain their demands.

Following the November actions, groups have been springing up all over England and in some other countries too. Less than three weeks ago John Pearce invited people (through posters and word of mouth) to come to a meeting in Bradford on Avon,to see if there was interest and energy in forming a local group