The Working Groups below have been set up to oversee, coordinate or organise certain areas of Extinction Rebellion Cambridge. Anyone can join a working group - you don’t need to be NVDA trained. To join, find out more, or suggest an idea, contact the working group coordinator directly. You can be involved as much or as little as you want, and no experience is required. Everyone’s ideas are valued.

Actions and Logistics / Debrief and Reflection

Developing the plan for NVDA escalation within XR Cambridge, organising AGs and ensuring best practice is followed during all actions (including debrief and reflection).

Affinity Group Support

This working group supports affinity groups and their coordinators, and promotes autonomy and decentralisation within XR Cambridge. Please contact us if you are looking to join an affinity group and we will try to match you up.

Arrestee Support

This is a group to support people who are at risk of arrest, who are arrested or who have previously been arrested as part of an XR protest action.

Arts

Coordinating artwork for XR Cambridge actions and activities.

Community and Outreach

Outreach to recruit more activists and supporters and communicate our message to the public, through various activities including talks, social media, literature etc (and to work with media/messaging team as appropriate).

Families

(i) to make sure that where possible there are opportunities for families to get involved in XR actions and activities (ii) to set up activities for families (iii) to outreach to schools and colleges to encourage involvement of students in XR Cambridge [will work with Community team on this] (iv) inform young people and families about related movements (e.g. Youth Strike 4 Climate) and provide support where needed if young people want to take part.

Finance and Fundraising

(i) to raise money for XR Cambridge (ii) to put in place proper procedures for managing our finances and paying expenses.

General Enquiries

If you don’t know which working group to contact, email our general enquiries inbox and we’ll direct you to the most suitable place.

Growing Resistance

We are a group who love plants, wildlife and nature and want to help nurture and promote these in our city and surrounding areas. Through guerilla gardening and education, working with and lobbying local government and through other environmental care we aim to create a regenerative culture - Regenerating Nature and Regenerating Ourselves. Join the Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/362995691016535/.

Local Politics and Government

A group to discuss how XR engages with politicians and local government to push forward XR’s demands and the urgent action necessary.

Mass Mobilisation

This group is focused on mobilising people in Cambridge both for local actions, and ready for the April Rebellion, creating teams of rebel ringers, online outreach volunteers, and flyering and flyposting volunteers.

Media and Messaging

Developing our PR and media strategy and liaising with members of the press.

Performers

Organising performances for XR Cambridge actions and activities, including publicity events, fundraisers and social events.

Regenerative Culture

Making sure members and activists are supported before, during, after and between actions and promoting a culture of well-being for activists.

Systems and Tech

Providing IT and technical solutions needed to run XR Cambridge’s activities.

Teachers for Truth

We are a group of teachers and other people who work with children. We’ve set ourselves up so that we can talk about how to get the Climate Crisis into our lessons, and to help each other come to terms with teaching a generation of children that are going to have a very uncertain future.

Training

Organise and deliver Non-Violent Direct Action training.