In St. Petersburg, Extinction Rebellion Tampa Bay is getting ready to make itself heard outside of its own meetings.
Chapters have popped up all over the world, and on Jan. 26, U.S. coalitions will participate in a nationwide day of nonviolent civil disobedience and protest.
An international movement dedicated to raising the alarm about the dire threat of climate change, Extinction Rebellion uses mass nonviolent civil disobedience to force governments to take action. The local chapter has been meeting since late last year in the hopes of replicating some of Extinction Rebellion's successes in the U.K., where the group was founded just a few months ago.
There are close to 200 affiliates worldwide, and the group is built around the idea of decentralized organizing, which means chapters make decisions on their own.
“Take action and say, ‘Enough is Enough,’” reads the group’s website. “Whether you protest or participate in a disruptive action, the goal is to make it clear that we will no longer support a system that is leading us toward death and to rally more supporters to our cause.”
Saturday’s 90-minute march meets at Williams Park. Extinction Rebellion Tampa Bay assures those interested that the march will be “a low-to-no risk action,” which is perfect for anyone who’s starting to think that signing online petitions might not be enough. More information is available below.
Extinction Rebellion Tampa Bay: Launch Action And Climate March. Sat., Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Williams Park, 330 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg. INFO