Monday Mass Disruption – Autumn Rebellion Opening
This event is the official GRAND opening of the Autumn Rebellion, a week of mass disruption of Melbourne to demand climate and ecological action NOW.
Sign up here to volunteer: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/melbourne-autumn-rebellion
~ Welcome to Country ~
The Autumn Rebellion will officially kick off at 4pm at Camp Carlton with a Welcome to Country and a Smoking Ceremony.
~ Mass Disruption ~
At 4:45pm we will hit the streets!
Disrupt business as usual is a critical act of non-violent civil disobedience to draw attention to the climate and ecological emergency we are facing and that the government is ignoring – endangering the lives of all of us, and all future generations of life.
We will return to Camp Carlton by 8pm for some live music!
~ Keep the rebellion COVID safe ~
– Please do NOT come if you feel unwell or have been in contact with a positive case. You can join us online instead!
– Register with the QR code provided every time you join the Autumn Rebellion (QR codes and paper sign-up sheets will be available at camp and during actions).
– Remember to keep your distance with other rebels (1.5m)
– Please wear a mask if social distancing is not possible
– Wash your hands as often as possible: hand sanitiser will be available at camp and during actions
– Follow the COVID marshalls’ instructions
Extinction Rebellion Victoria acknowledges that this rebellion takes place on stolen land of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded. We pay much respect to the Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that First peoples have been at the forefront of environmental protection for centuries, and that the systems of oppresion of First peoples globally are the same systems that have caused ecological and climate breakdown.
Let us take a moment, this moment, to consider why we are here.
Let us recall our love for the whole of humanity, in all corners of the world.
Let us remember our love for this beautiful planet that feeds, nourishes and sustains all life.
Let us recollect our sincere desire to protect all this, for now and for generations to come.
As we act today, may we find the courage
to bring this sense of peace and appreciation
to everyone we encounter,
to every word we speak
and to every action we take.
In this emergency. Together. Rooted in love. We are all Crew.
We are all we need.
May it be so.