Red Rebel Day of Action: Grieving for nature lost

Actions, protests & rallies
Gadigal Country/Sydney


2:30pm Saturday 20 April


Sydney Opera House forecourt
Sydney NSW 2000


Join the Red Rebels and Extinction Rebellion Sydney for a public meditation and Red Rebels’ performance on this International Day of Action. We will be holding space in the iconic Sydney Opera House forecourt for the crunchy emotions that arise in response to the ongoing destruction of the natural world. By leaning into and feeling these feelings, we will free ourselves up emotionally to pursue climate and ecological justice. Everyone’s feelings and non-violent action for climate and nature are welcome in Extinction Rebellion.

WHAT: public meditation and Red Rebels’ performance
WHEN: Saturday 20 April 2024 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Sydney Opera House forecourt
BRING: a cushion if you would like to participate in a sitting meditation
ACCESSIBILITY: We want this event accessible for everyone. We will have alternative practices available for anyone who can’t engage in a sitting meditation

Grieving for Nature Lost is an event focusing on our feelings about the loss of the natural world due to global heating and ecological destruction. This event is informed by Deep Ecology- sometimes called “The Work that Reconnects”- which is a set of practices developed by peace campaigner Joanna Macy and forest protector John Seed, among others. By feeling into our pain whilst supported by community and the evocative beauty of the Red Rebels’ performance, we experience our interconnectedness with other living beings and the web of life. This experience opens us to our power, and provides us with greater clarity and capacity for action.

We call for genuine climate action now from government and industry:

  •  No new fossil fuel (coal, gas, oil) projects or funding in line with the IPCC recommendations
  •  End native forest logging and protect biodiversity
  •  ACT NOW! We need action immediately to curb the worst effects of climate disaster by 2025 (2050 is too late).

We acknowledge this event will take place on the lands of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. We pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise their fight to prevent ecological destruction since colonisation (which continues today) and we join their continued resistance when we stand up for climate and ecological action and justice.

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