This event is part 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
~ NO DISCO ON A DEAD PLANET ~
“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution” Emma Goldman
The best way to finish a week of rebellion with a bang, is to dust off the sequins, and join us for some DISCO DISRUPTION!
We’re engaging in Civil DISCObedience to draw attention to the climate crisis and encourage everyone to get involved in non-violence direct action #DoingNothingRisksEverything
We’ll have dazzling dancers (us), disco balls and will be busting out some moves to Stayin’ Alive. Here is the video of the choreography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glptEWXscpQ. We will be practicing it in the Carlton Gardens before hitting the streets !
If you can’t/don’t want to learn the choreography, that’s no problem. You’re welcome to groove along with us! We’ll also need folks to hold banners and do outreach with the public!
Dress in your best disco outfit! Think flares, satin and sparkles or colourful 70s flower power… If you don’t have anything to wear, we’ll have a box of disco dress ups at Camp Carlton.
Please share widely – this is an action everyone can get involved with!
This will be an extremely fun, family-friendly, low risk civil disobedience action!
~ 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 oppression 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.