AT 19:00 on 7th March, Extinction Rebellion York will host Women in Action, an evening of discussion about what it means to take ‘action’, and how more people can become active in their communities.
Activism has shot to the headlines after the actions of Just Stop Oil and other prominent groups including Animal Rebellion, a group affiliated to Extinction Rebellion. The Government’s Public Order Bill seeks to limit the scope of action and increase police powers to quieten protest. Now, more than ever, activists are feeling the pressure.
Women in Action will showcase a wide range of female activists from local and national groups, including the Trade Union Council, St Nicks, Stand Up to Racism, and Judith, 82, from Extinction Rebellion.
“Judith has been at the helm of the movement from the start. She is a real tour de force, inspiring and leading actions, and keeping us focused,” says Laura, member of Extinction Rebellion York. “She’s incredible. We’re very lucky to have her.”
Judith (second left) at Extinction Rebellion York’s ‘oil spill’ action
Although ‘action’ can bring up images of roadblocks and rallies, it can be taken by anyone in any form to drive forward an important cause.
Extinction Rebellion York are thrilled to host the first event of its kind in York. The variety of speakers just goes to show the range of causes that local women, and self-identifying men and non-binary people too, are involved in.
The event is free and open to all. Book your ticket here: https://bit.ly/WIA-YIWW-TIX