Village XR (EN)

Welcome!

By filling out this form, you are taking the first step towards your participation in the Village of the Swiss April rebellion that takes place from the 16th to the 19th of April 2020.

LOVE IN ACTION are the key words for this rebellion.

We are rebelling because we love the living. This spring, the national rebellion blooms for us to imagine and experiment new ways of living together, in connection with the world around us. Let us sow the seeds of action and cultivate activities that are creative, inspiring and generous, leading us towards a healthier and more resilient way of life.

The event is organised with one theme per day, relating to the demands and principles of Extinction Rebellion.

  • Thursday 16th: TELL THE TRUTH - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
  • Friday 17th: ACT NOW - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
  • Saturday 18th: BEYOND POLITICS - Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
  • Sunday 19th: REGENERATIVE CULTURE - after a week of work and action, we must take care of ourselves and of others through festive gatherings, relaxation, listening and any other form of self care or collective care.

All are invited to the XR village, a non-blocking and self-managed space of occupation. You will be welcomed with care and will find what you need to meet your needs and wishes. We are aware that it is perhaps more comfortable to know the location of an action in advance. However, in order to remain discrete, it is better for the location of the village to remain unknown for now.

In regards to dwelling, the occupation will be carried out in the form of camping. Please prepare all of your perfect festival gear: tant, mattress, sleeping bag, waterproofs, guitars, harmonicas, flashlights, etc. If you préfère not to camp, it is possible to arrange to stay with a rebel or in rented spaces.

The village and the satellite actions that will take place during the four days will have to be made visible. Let us bear our colours with pride and redecorate every place we go with flags, banners, stickers, chalk, stencils, etc.

More detailed information concerning the programme for each day (activities, conferences, workshops, actions) will be shared at a later date by email, or on hand at the information point of the village. The programme will be updated with spontaneous decisions and other suggestions.

We are counting on local groups, working groups and affinity groups to let their imagination run wild for this event. You are encouraged to organise your own workshop, action or other activity in order to bring life to this rebellion. If your group wants to prepare something for the occasion, this is the link for information and registration: https://framaforms.org/projectvillagexren-1582887169

As you already know, in order to act in the name of Extinction Rebellion, the 10 principles and values must be respected. In situ, the consensus of action is essential (see joint files).

A document outlining the legal risks is also in the joint files (french and german, not avalaible in english). More detailed information will be communicated to you by email.

To sign up, please fill the form below before the 1st of April. If you have any doubts or questions, do not hesitate to contact villagexr@riseup.net

 
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Participation
The rebellion will last 4 days. Please mark when you will be present so that we can estimate the number of participants and plan meals.
Accomodation
If you would like to spend several days at the XR village in Geneva, you can sleep on site. You can join the camping, a non authorised space of occupation. If you would prefer an alternative, you can stay with a rebel or in a space rented for this purpose.
Roles
Rebels are needed to ensure the smooth running of the village, the actions and the workshops. Please indicateur a few roles you will be willing to take (by order of preference). These roles will depend on the different offer of activities and the progression of the rebellion over the duration of the village.
Organising a satellite action, activity, workshop, …
Every local group (or group of local groups), affinity group, working group or XR member has the opportunity to organise one or several action(s), activity(ies) and workshop(s) for the village. We would like to bring this space to be lively and animated. The success of this rebellion depends on your creativity, on your love and on your rage! For this event, we ask you to not organise road blockages. This is a strategic decision. But not to fear, there are so many other interesting opportunities in Geneva! Link to sign up: https://framaforms.org/projectvillagexren-1582887169

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