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Extinction Rebellion Universities UK Visioning Day – June 27th
June 27 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
About this Event
XR Universities is a student-led movement with the broad aim of radically transforming institutions of higher education around the world through the methods of civil disobedience and nonviolent direct action espoused by Extinction Rebellion.
It is clear this transformation is vital in the context of the climate and ecological crisis, but it isn’t clear what exactly this transformation should look like.
Over the course of four different sessions (with breaks in between each!) we’ll be exploring our different ideas for change, our visions for the future of universities in a sustainable and just world, and how XR Universities can help to make them a reality.
We’re hoping to draw insight and inspiration from a diverse range of perspectives. We invite young activists from other student groups to be a part of creating this vision with us, and we invite all students and young people, whatever your age or experience, to join us – it is our future that we are creating.
11.00 am – 12.00 pm
A brief introduction to XRU, visioning and the importance of today for us to learn how to shape the future of XRU. We’ll discuss the structure of the day and the purpose of each session before we take some time to get to know each other ahead of the day’s activities!
Youth in Activism Workshop
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
We’ll be joined by members of other groups to hear from their experiences as young activists and the importance of students and young people in bringing about social change.
2.30 pm – 4.00 pm
An interactive and creative session where we will think about what we believe education and University should be. We will learn about the process of visioning and its role in activism as well as coming up with our own visions for the future!
5.30 pm – 8.00 pm
The final session of day will be a people’s assembly with the purpose of building on all of the previous sessions and finding alignment on the vision and purpose for XR Unis.
It would be best to come to all the sessions as they are all part of the visioning process, however, each can be attended individually if for whatever reason you can’t make certain sessions.
Please register to receive the zoom link. (Note: only open to students/youth)