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
WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A MASS EXTINCTION EVENT caused by the climate emergency, human greed and corruption. In Victoria, Vic Forests continues to log old growth forests where endangered animals and plants struggle to hold on. These forests are some of the most carbon dense in the world and their iconic species such as the Leadbeaters Possum, the powerful owl and the magnificent Mountain Ash are all on the brink of extinction.
Join us in our powerful and tragic Dance to Extinction. We’ll take our dance to the doorsteps of some of the worst destroyers of habitat, including the steps of Parliament and the offices of VicForests.
The SYBIL DISOBEDIENTS will lend their gravitas to the dance with a prediction that unless we act now, all of this precious life will be lost for ever.
WHEN: Wednesday 24 March, 4pm
WHERE: Meet at Camp Carlton, cnr Rathdowne Street & Victoria Parade then march with the Sybil Disobedience through the city to Parliament house and beyond.
WEAR: Something fabulous! A black or red ball gown/suit if possible otherwise black or red. Think burnt forests and raging bushfires. Props will be provided at Camp Carlton.
~ 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.