We're trying out a new structure of the general meetings, these will be more focused on integrating new people, and building our skills as activists! So come along, bring new friends, and enjoy being part of XR Leeds: ARRIVE from 6:15 (and not before as the room will not be ready!) - 6:30. We will have a 'welcome desk' to greet any first timers, and you can greet each other, grab a bite and get settled. 6:30 - 6:45 will be an icebreaker session. 5 minutes to check in with someone you're sitting next to, then a 10 minute (optional but encouraged) activity to get you all warmed up and ready to go! (If you can run a kick ass ice-breaker we want to know! Please email leedsxr@protonmail.com) 6:45 - 7:15 will be an Induction session for anyone who is new to XR Leeds. The main group will have a discussion session on a topic that will be shared in advance (if you would like something to be discussed, please get in touch with calebfjelliott@gmail.com). 7:15 - 7:25 is for Announcements. Make them snappy! 7:25 - 8:00 will be an ACTIVITY. This will be a presentation/ workshop/ skill-building session/ or something else that's both engaging and useful. (If you've got an idea for this we want to hear it! Please email leedsxr@protonmail.com) 8:00 - 8:30 is the final bit of the meeting, it will be a Working Group Cafe (based on the world cafe structure) Some of us then will be wandering down the road for a drink at The Chemic Tavern, a chance to relax, chat and celebrate a great meeting! THINGS TO NOTE: - This venue costs us £50 to hire, so if you can bring some change to go towards hire costs, we would be incredibly grateful. - Bring some (vegan if possible) nibbles if you're able to, we love sharing food! - We want these meetings to be as useful, and enjoyable as possible, but we need your feedback to make them so! If you've got thoughts, or ideas, please send them to calebfjelliott@gmail.com. These meetings will be a SAFE SPACE - we will not tolerate hate-speech, discrimination or violence in any form. We strive to make all our meetings, events and actions as accessible as possible, but please do get in touch if you have any concerns at all. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EXTINCTION REBELLION LEEDS: Extinction Rebellion (XR) is an international movement using non-violent direct action to force governments & big businesses to ACT NOW on the Climate and Ecological Emergency. It is made up of autonomous, regional groups, acting and organising across the world. By joining XR Leeds, you are uniting with hundreds of other local people in rebellion against climate collapse and extinction. LIKE our Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/extinctionrleeds/ JOIN our Facebook Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/306330893290953/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WOODHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Welcome to @[366073060818836:274:Woodhouse Community Centre], your local community resource centre. Businesses, community groups and individuals from across Leeds are using the centre as a place for learning, networking, fitness, volunteering and bringing people together to transform neighbourhoods and businesses. This is a FULLY ACCESSIBLE venue, run by local charity @[144004929098111:274:Oblong]. We aim to create empowered, connected communities where people work together to tackle the problems they face. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------