The last meeting of the 17 Group and the break-up for 2019 will take place on Wednesday the 4th of December at 7 pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End. The meeting will be addressed by Sue Melloy on the topic: “Heading for extinction and what to do about it”.
There will be a power point presentation, and the usual food and drink.
This talk will cover the global phenomenon that is Extinction Rebellion; how it operates and why its approach has produced global impacts in the struggle for climate action and justice. Come find out the facts about the climate catastrophe and what Extinction Rebellion, a growing global mass of people taking unified action, is doing about it, and why it works.
While Sue has been interested in the climate movement for the last decade, she has energetically stepped up her involvement in the last 12 months with both Get Up and Stop Adani. After the federal election in May she embraced Extinction Rebellion as an appropriate way forward to bring this issue to centre stage. She has worked in the IT industry, followed by secondary maths teaching in schools. She was also at QUT for 5 years, teaching secondary maths education and writing material to help teachers deepen their understanding of mathematics.
Leon had just finished watching a video when we got there. “That’s the spirit! ” he declared, as he poured our vodkas. ” D. S, and R! That was how we got things changed in ’17!”. We suspected irony at our expense. “How do you mean?” we asked. “Just watch this when you get home”, he said, pointing to the url on his screen
We did watch it. So, he meant “Disruption, Sacrifice, and Respect” we realised, the only things, he seemed to have been convinced, that could turn the world around in the short ten years left to us to avert extinction. We did a bit of research ourselves, and shot back another url to Leon: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=roger+hallam+extinction+rebellion&pc=cosp&ptag=G6C999ABDE98A3969&conlogo=CT3210127&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3droger%2520hallam%2520extinction%2520rebellion%26pc%3dcosp%26ptag%3dG6C999ABDE98A3969%26form%3dCONBDF%26conlogo%3dCT3210127&view=detail&mmscn=vwrc&mid=A21E0D97876DBDE43C39A21E0D97876DBDE43C39&FORM=WRVORC . But whether this interchange of agreeable coincidences between our different generations, in approval of necessary urgent action, will produce that oft-desired presence of the legendary figure at our 17, will, once again remain to be seen. But, at least you, gentle reader, we hope, will be there.