We are big fans of Joanna Macy and The Work That Reconnects (WTR). The WTR network joined forces with award-winning film makers Emmanuel Cappellin and Anne-Marie Sangla to launch the documentary ‘Once You Know’.
Several of the registered WTR Network Facilitator Members will be hosting screenings of this moving film and facilitating post-screening WTR experiences to support us in processing the emotions the film stirs and help build resilience and solidarity.
So please follow their invitation to this special online event series, the last screening is on Monday, November 22nd (NZ Time).
Please note, registration comes with a minimum US$15 donation, which will support the filmmaker and the film production and distribution companies that have made this international screening possible, along with covering the cost to the WTR Network.
During last month’s Global Climate Strike we asked fellow activists ‘Why are you protesting today?’ Watch their reasons in this 90 second video.
The Global Climate Strike in numbers
Close to 1,000,000 people in over 100 countries across 1,900 strikes took their climate concerns to the streets. For the Global Strike in March 2019 it was less than 1,000 strikes; 900 strikes more is a huge leap forward, considering we are still facing the challenges of the global pandemic.
Doing our bit here in Aotearoa
It wasn’t an easy task to get the message out to as many folks as possible for our local strike on Parliament Lawn. The delta outbreak, moving alert levels, the uncertainty that comes with it and the need to keep all of us safe were weighing on our shoulders. Surely you can all sympathise with the difficulties around decision making during these times.
Yet, it felt like a responsibility (at least for us) to do something, even if it is little.
First of all to send a positive message to our fellow New Zealanders in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland who couldn’t protest. Kia kaha Tāmaki Makaurau 💜
And secondly to keep the Climate Crisis in everyone’s mind, especially when witnessing the recent delay tactics from our government despite having declared a Climate Emergency in December last year, that is 9 months ago. Rod Oram found some clear words for it in his newsroom comment article ‘Govt lacks integrity, skill and will on climate’ from September 17, 2021.
With some last minute Fast Chalking action in Pōneke CBD, a social media and email mahi, and support from other wonderful grassroots action groups – a green shout out to Alex and the awesome humans from Picnic in Parks 💚 – we were an energetic crowd of 30. We sang together, we chanted together, we cared together. Sending gratitude to everyone who had a chance to come along and support the action. Ka pai team!
A massive thank you again!
PS You can find us every Friday from 12.30 Noon protesting on Parliament Lawn. ✊
Please note FFF TUI isn’t involved in organising this event, we are simply standing in solidarity with the rebels across our beautiful motu. Get in touch with them directly via Facebook (link above) if you have any questions.
The XR Spring Rebellion is coming to a city near you. The rebels in charge bring a loaded programme of how to be a good Extinction Rebel in these challenging times. You can expect workshops, discussions, tours and sit-ins. Here is a list of activities to choose from:
Powhiri on Saturday 23/10 at 4pm
Workshops, trainings and discussions on Sunday 24/10
Take the opportunity to make your loving rebellious rage heard and seen in the public sphere.
Actions are planned to comply with Covid Level 2, with social distancing and limits on numbers.
Wear your mask! Bring your own drinking and eating tools!
Please note FFF TUI isn’t involved in organising any of the wonderful Spring Rebellion, we are simply standing in solidarity with the rebels across our beautiful motu. Get in touch with them directly via Facebook (link above) or email (see image above) if you have any questions. 💚✊