Extinction Rebellion Canadian Launch, Vancouver

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/952365438307908/

November 17, 2018 at 12 PM

Robson Square

800 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

Come join the launch of Extinction Rebellion XR in Vancouver on Nov. 17th @ High Noon in solidarity with UK and other global events happening on the same day. We will be assembling on the steps of the Art Gallery (Robson Side) Robson Square, Vancouver. 

To date, nothing we have done has got the leaders attention....so we do need to up the game.

The organizers in UK have asked local organizers to host global events in solidarity with them on this date, Nov. 17th. This event will give information on how to get involved to plan for a massive event happening around the world in March, 2019. We will have speakers and handouts, it will be a way to connect with others who want to get involved in saving the planet and ourselves! 

We understand to have a successful direct action we need to be strategic and well organized, this event will NOT entail any direct action that would get anyone arrested, not yet..... :) 

Bring self-produced imagery banners. The TIME IS NOW!!! #ExtinctionRebellion 

If you haven't seen the ground swell of people rising up to call into account the inaction by their government in the UK and around the world on the global climate emergency - have a look!


The #ExtinctiionRebellion is going global! 

"This preparedness for sacrifice, a long history of political and religious revolt suggests, is essential to motivate and mobilize people to join an existential struggle. It is among such people that you find the public and civic sense now lacking in government. That we have to take such drastic action to defend the common realm shows how badly we have been abandoned." - George Monbiot

If the following speaks to you......join us.

We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Our children and our nation face grave risk.
The planet is in ecological crisis. We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown.
The earth’s atmosphere is already over 1°C warmer than pre-industrial levels. The chances of staying below the 2°C warming agreed upon in the Paris agreement are tiny.
Recent projections show we are on course for 3 degrees of warming and potentially much higher.
Children alive today in the UK will face unimaginable horrors as a result of floods, wildfires, extreme weather, crop failures and the inevitable breakdown of society, when the pressures are so great.
We are unprepared for the danger our future holds.
The time for denial is over – we know the truth about climate change and we know the truth about current biological annihilation.
It’s time to act like this truth is real.
What does living with this truth call on us to do? Will you die knowing you did all you were able to?
REBEL!!!!" - https://rebellion.earth/?fbclid=IwAR1SHK-f7uNXTBg5Z732uav7-Rt_pYNuZo4FN9jgCfgW99nHAgmYaWcR_q8

This event takes place on the traditional, unceded, occupied territories of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.


Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 12:00