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October 2019

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Extinction Rebellion letter to Graham Kellas

October 2019

An Extinction Rebellion rebel, arrested whilst protesting at the Government Oil & Gas Fiscal Summit, has written a letter to the organiser - who attended the same school, 30 years before her.Letter at Extinction Rebellion Sheffield’s Facebook page...

ACORN statement in support of the Kurdish people

October 2019

The campaigning union ACORN has has issued a statement of support of the Kurdish people and the Rojava Revolution in Syria, currently under attack by the Turkish army after Donald Trump’s sudden withdrawal announcement. Turkey is the second largest force...

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Mon 7 Oct, 10am – Sat 19 Oct 2019, locations globally

Extinction Rebellion (XR) groups across the world are gathering in unity in key cities to rebel, because time is running out. Climate and ecological breakdown has already begun. Leading scientists and public figures, including the UN Secretary-General, have estimated we have as little as 18 months to turn it around.

We ALL need to stand up for the Mother Earth and respect ALL life. Authority and corporations will not listen to petitions, strongly-worded pleas, or climate scientists. They have failed in their duty to protect Mother Earth. The system is broken. Young and old, we must stand together in peace.

See also Extinction Rebellion current updates on our News page.

In Sheffield, Introductory Sessions are now being run on both Saturdays (11am) and Mondays (6.45pm) during the rebellion at Union Street co-working space. Their main meetings continue on Mondays along with the introductions. They are also hoping to run a stall in Sheffield City centre and information drop-in sessions at Union Street on Saturdays, so if you could help with one of these, please email

XR Sheffield
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Fridays For Future

AGM of Sheffield Campaign Against Climate Change

Tue 15 Oct 2019, 6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, St James St. S1 2EW

Annual General Meeting of Sheffield Campaign Against Climate Change (SCACC, the governing body for Sheffield Climate Alliance). The talk will include a focus on further volunteer recruitment and funding this year. Ci Davis from Extinction Rebellion will be giving a full insight into the recent actions of XR in London, and Rick Watson will be proposing a new idea that propels action locally even further. The papers for the AGM are at the link below.

Everyone is welcome to attend, and refreshments will be available to purchase. Doors will be open from 6.15pm, with refreshments available to purchase. The actual AGM will start at 6.30pm in the Main Hall upstairs.

Sheffield Climate Alliance

"System Change Not Climate Change"

Thu 17 Oct 2019, 7pm, Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St. S1 2JB

A launch event of a new book edited by Martin Empson, on the crisis in biodiversity and climate change. He brings together leading socialist and environmental activists, to argue that the capitalist system is the cause of environmental destruction and there needs to be a revolutionary transformation of society.

A public meeting organised by the Socialist Workers Party, all welcome.

Socialist Workers Party

Carbon Literacy Event

Thu 17 Oct 2019, 7.30pm, Lecture Theatre 5, Diamond Building, University of Sheffield, 32 Leavygreave Rd. S3 7RD

The Climate Communications Hub, in association with Sheffield Climate Alliance, ask how can we spread ‘carbon literacy’ across Sheffield’s universities, colleges and the city? This is an introduction to Manchester’s Carbon Literacy Project, followed by a public discussion about the way forward in Sheffield. Mark Jones, the Cabinet Member for Environment, Streetscene and Climate Change for Sheffield City Council is amongst the panel to contribute, alongside university staff from Sheffield Hallam and University of Sheffield.

Free to attend, but please register on the Eventbrite page below.

Eventbrite booking

"Disco is Back!" fundraiser

Fri 18 Oct 2019, 8.30pm-2am, Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Rd. S2 4DU

A fundraiser disco with the cream of the Sheffield disco DJs. Organised by Broomhill and Sharrow Vale Labour Party, to help asylum-related work in the city. Funds will go to SYMAAG (South Yorkshire Migration & Asylum Action Group, ASSIST (for homeless "refused" asylum seekers), and South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice.

Entry: pay what you can.


Matlock Autumn Vegan Festival

Sat 19 Oct 2019, 10am - 4pm, Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock, DE4 3NL

The nearby Derbyshire town of Matlock offers its Autumn Vegan Festival today. If you are in the area, call in to learn about living a vegan lifestyle or, if you are already vegan, shop for vegan food, clothing, homewares and more. Loads of stalls, ranging from hard-to-find vegan cheese and meat-equivalents, to Gujarati gluten free food.

Entry by voluntary donation of £1 goes towards Brinsley Animal Sanctuary.

Eventbrite ticket booking

Car-free Division Street trial

Sat 19 & Sun 20 Oct 2019, 10am to 4pm on each day

Sheffield City Council have agreed to a trial road closure of Division Street on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October. As part of the agreement to close the road Cycle Sheffield will do some of the work required for the organisation of the day, and marshalling the closure points. (If you can help please contact them.) More info about the event on their website, along with nice artist impressions of what Division Street (or any street) could become like.

Cycle Sheffield

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