Sarah’s DNA talk
The majority of the meeting was used for Sarah Lunnon’s DNA training. This two hour workshop explored what makes us XR, what we do and how we operate.
It was an enlightening evening helping us all to understand how XR strategy is evolving around the same key goals, but with renewed focus.
One part of Sarah’s talk covered the pillars of power that holds up society and how we as a mass of people can topple monolithic power. We also started to look at where everyone in the country sits on a spectrum of support for us. By understanding the messages that will engage people who passively support us or passively oppose us we can swing their support towards us (see the image above).
The talk was an important renewal of why we’re doing what we do, for anyone that needs a refresher.
If you missed this session, there will be another on Saturday 8th Feb 2 to 4pm at Springhill Cohousing, Commonhouse, GL5 1TN. Please note there is no parking at this venue.
XR messaging & strategy
Continuing the messaging theme. We also heard about how Marc Lopation, Skeena Rathor and Rupert Read have prepared a pamphlet called Rushing the ‘Emergency’ – story and vision for XR in 2020. You can view a copy of this and understand the latest progress on Strategy here.
Also I’ve added the latest XR Southwest newsletter to the website to give you some more context.
Next weeks meeting
Don’t forget next weeks meeting will be for working groups, so come ready with those action ideas.
- Sophie has started working at The Beacon four days a week. She’s there to help with any activist events. She’s actively working on planning what we’d like to achieve as a community in 2020. There are over 200 activists group in Stroud, and she’s hoping to help them connect and work together better. The Beacon exists as a resource for us to use at activists. Please note Sophie generally works at the Beacon Monday to Thursdays during office hours.
Now, dear rebels. I’m off to support my family in Dominica for a couple of weeks. Hopefully there will be someone who will help you with updates while I am gone, otherwise, I’ll see you in mid February.