Globally, black lives are disproportionately affected by climate breakdown.
The systems responsible for climate breakdown – colonialism, capitalism, and state violence – are the same systems at the root of black oppression. Therefore, we believe there cannot be climate justice without racial justice.
We recognise that as an organisation, XR’s form of protest is often predicated on white privilege in dealing with the police. This has undeniably made XR’s activism less open to black activists.
As a local group, we stand against police brutality, and against a racist police force. We pledge to be receptive to criticism, and to uphold black voices in the ongoing fight for climate and racial justice.
Black Lives Matter.
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XR Reigate and Redhill are supporting the BLM march in Horley on 4/7/20 – see our events page
Join the Reigate and Redhill local group of Extinction Rebellion!
March 2020: The current outbreak of Coronavirus Covid-19 has shown us how fragile our society is. These are difficult times. Although our disruptive action within Extinction Rebellion is largely paused with respect for the focus on managing this outbreak, we are as concerned as ever about the need for a change to the current management of our planet and people. We continue to meet, act and rebel, although temporarily moved to online platforms and open spaces and continue to strive to impact on decisions in regard to managing the climate and ecological emergency…
We are ordinary people; we work, care for our families, volunteer, pay taxes and usually abide by the law.
Why are we ready to take Non Violent Direct Action?
Simply – we are afraid. We have seen the effects of Climate Change and Ecological Breakdown. We have read about it or even done the science.
For many years we have signed Petitions, written Letters, attended Conferences and joined Marches.
YET WE SEE NO CHANGE.
Email us to get in touch, or come along to our friendly meetings at 7.30PM on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at The Yard at Reigate Station, 3A Holmesdale Rd, Reigate RH2 9QN.
Help is not coming. It’s up to us.