Events

National gathering during Coronavirus

Saturday 18 April

Well folks, we’re so sorry not to be able to host our National Gathering as planned in Bristol this weekend, but we’re excited to host our first ever Digital Gathering on Saturday.

We’ve been busy exploring how this might work and have prepared an epic line up, with more details below:

9:30am – 10am Introductions
10am – 11:30am Framing Climate Justice in a Pandemic
12:30pm – 1:30pm How can we take direct action during a pandemic?
2:30pm – 4pm Reclaim the Power’s place in a wider ecology of movements
5pm – 6pm Reclaim the Power working group updates and what next?

WHAT’S HAPPENING?
At the start of the year, we had ambitious plans to support the Scottish Climate Camp, take action around the COP26 gathering in Glasgow; and work against construction of Europe’s largest immigration detention centre near Heathrow.

Our total solidarity remains with these causes, but since these plans have been changed up, we’re adapting too.

Our Digital gathering will take space over the course of one Saturday, using 2 online platforms: Discord, and Zoom. You can join for any and all of the sessions, and be part of our digital movement for climate and social justice.

BEFORE THE GATHERING

To help with logistics, if you’re planning to come it would be grand if you could register here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1oh_xVpg0KPhboGCE5hntCsYeO9c_KbQ0TJH26-Idnlh0DA/viewform

We’ve also adapted our Safer Spaces policy for our digital gathering. Find it here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wp8x5-cqLfCk0Af7nyiIqyQCfbGmDml7R1vNxNOUmjI/edit

Finally, we’re using online platforms Zoom and Discord. Discord can be opened in your browser on the day. Zoom needs you to download it before hand:
https://zoom.us/download

SESSION DETAILS

9:30am – 10am Introductions
Online platform = discord

This is a chance to introduce yourself online, meet other people attending the gathering and generally check in before the day starts. This session will not be a video session but just a chance to say hi!
This platform will then become one of our digital working spaces, which will keep working all day.
Link to the discord platform here https://discord.gg/CKMzuJ

10am – 11:30am Framing Climate Justice in a Pandemic
Online platform = Zoom

How can we talk about climate justice when everyone’s thinking about Covid-19? Are there any new opportunities for people to see possible routes to climate justice? What are the risks in getting the messaging wrong? Emilia and Robin will present some of the climate justice framing ideas they have researched, including ideas from talking to the wider movement, then facilitate a discussion space, including how RTP is affected.

Join Framing Climate Justice in a Pandemic:
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Meeting ID: 979 8117 2491
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12:30pm – 1:30pm How can we take direct action during a pandemic?
Online platform = zoom

What does direct action look like whilst in a pandemic? How can we retain political autonomy and continue to take action in a lockdown? How can we shift our organising and evolve our tactics to respond to this changing world? Join Bristol Rising Tide for a discussion around direct action whilst social distancing is in place, thinking about ways we can take direct action together on the day.

Join Direct action during a pandemic:
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2:30pm – 4.00pm Reclaim the Power’s place in a wider ecology of movements
Online platform = zoom

At the Reclaim the Power gathering in January 2020 (before coronavirus had hit Europe), it was noted that the UK and international climate movement had changed dramatically in the preceding 18 months.

RTP was set up in 2013 partly in response to the threat of fracking – which became a consistent focus of organising for the next 6 years. In January 2020, we were entering a new political era characterised by the following:

  • a temporary ban on fracking announced in November 2019
  • the emergence of new green networks (e.g Extinction Rebellion, School Strikers, Green Anti-Capitalist Front, etc)
  • a large Conservative Party majority in government for the next 5 years
  • And now, more recently, coronavirus lockdowns and looming global recession….

With all this in mind, we need to spend some time considering our place in the wide movement for climate and social justice, and how we want our work to evolve going forward.

Join The wider ecology
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Meeting ID: 967 3773 9703
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5pm – 6pm Reclaim the Power working group updates and what next?
Online platfrom = zoom

In this session we will hear from the anti-oppression and COP26 working groups, who will update us on what they have been working on and share their upcoming plans. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and find out how to get involved.
This session will also include closing remarks and a chance to reflect on the day as a whole.

Join Zoom Meeting
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The world is changing, and it’s just as important as ever that we come together to support each other and push for positive change. We’ve never done a gathering like this before so we’re excited to see what happens.

If you’ve got any questions – technical or otherwise, get in touch.
Solidarity, and see you there.
Rtp x

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