Join XR Cambridge
Welcome to XR Cambridge! On this page, we'll show you how you can get involved in XR Cambridge, by coming along to an Introductory talk and also by joining one of our Supercrew meetings. If you have any questions or would like a friendly XR Cambridge buddy to help you settle in, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Heading for Extinction (and what to do about it)
Next talk: Tuesday 16th Nov, 7-9pm
Welcome to XR Cambridge! If you're a new rebel or wanting to get more connected, this is the place to come to. You'll get a chance to meet Cambridge rebels, tell us your own story and find out about different ways you can get involved.
The talk itself goes over the science behind the climate and ecological emergency, why our political system is not fit to deal with the crisis, and how XR's strategy of non-violent direct action came about. Come along to learn more about the crisis and XR's response, and to ask questions and find out more about XR Cambridge.
Meeting ID: 894 3715 5673
You can also view an online version of this training at https://uk.rebellion.academy/h4e
Following this talk, there will be a special Supercrew meeting on 2nd December to follow up (see below).
Get trained up:
- To take part in actions, you need to have non-violent direct action training. You can attend a live zoom training, an in-person training, or you can work through the training in your own time at https://uk.rebellion.academy/nvda
- You'll also need to attend a "Know Your Rights" training - either in person or at https://uk.rebellion.academy/kyr
Supercrew meetings are for meeting other rebels, finding out about actions and brainstorming action ideas - they are very friendly and relaxed.
Anyone is welcome at any Supergroup meeting: just turn up and you will be welcomed! However, we will also have a Special Supercrew meeting on 2nd December for new rebels.
We meet twice a month as follows:
- First week of the month - Thursday 8-9pm
- Third week of the month - Tuesday 8-9pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88660228318?pwd=c3R4dWhCRlVYaUxpYXNWd3d3TFNZZz09
Meeting ID: 886 6022 8318
Here's a summary of the joining process:
Not sure or got a question?
Rebel starter pack - FAQs
How do I find out about things that are happening?
- By email: https://xrcambridge.org/signup
- On the telegram announcements channel: https://t.me/xrcambridge
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Come to a Supergroup meeting
There’s so much going on - how do I decide what to go to?
- Look out for actions that are marked “Mass participation”
- If you are keen to participate in direct actions or help in other ways, just say so in the Signal chat or at a Super group meeting and someone will link you in.
Do you have any stuff I can read in my own time?
- Take a look at a beautifully illustrated version of the Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It talk by Jess Agar
- Join the Rebellion Academy to work through interactive trainings in your own time
Can I help without going to actions?
- Join a working group - see xrcambridge.org/contacts and specific roles here.
How do I keep in touch with other rebels?
- Download the Signal app (it works like WhatsApp but without the data harvesting!)
- Ask to join the XR Cambridge Chat - this is a place to say hello, let others know your interests and say how you wish to be involved and join in conversations. It’s a busy chat but will give you a feel for current topics of discussion and is a route to connect with more specific chats.
- There are multiple other Signal chats for specific actions, task groups or particular interests.
Why do people use nicknames in the chat?
- Many people use their own names but it is recommended to use a nickname if you don’t participate in direct actions. This is an important aspect of ensuring individuals are not identifiable as ‘organisers’ or ‘leaders’, as this has legal implications.
- It can be hard to keep up as people often change their nickname if they think their identity has been revealed.
- It’s best not to store people’s real names in your phone contacts as this could compromise another rebel’s anonymity.