Please note: South Lakes GJN has been renamed Cumbria GJN
If you are interested in Extinction Rebellion South Lakes, their email address is:
They also have a Facebook page and Twitter feed.
We work in conjunction with XRSL but they are taking the lead on events.
Next XRSL event:
Non-Violent Direct Action Training Day
Sunday, 24 March 2019 from 10:00-15:00
The Shakespeare Centre, Yard, 76 Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE (At the end of the Yard to the left of the Shakespeare Inn)
Led by an external specialist XR trainer this half day session will equip those taking part in XR actions with effective NVDA techniques. These range from vital supporting activities with no risk, to civil disobedience actions which might result in an arrest.
Please be assured that any activities we get involved in will be entirely peaceful and non aggressive. NVDA was a key component of many previous noteworthy, effective and now lauded social change movements – the suffragettes, civil rights, anti-apartheid, Mahatma Gandhi etc, and we are the latest in a line of morally just actions. We would encourage all those interested in XR to attend.
Attendance DOES NOT mean that you need to get involved in direct actions but direct action is at the core of what XR is about so it is important that everyone understands what is involved. We will also need lots of people in “no risk” supporting roles so please do get involved.
Lunch will be available for a donation. Feel free to bring and share too.
PLEASE REGISTER if you’re planning on coming by emailing email@example.com . (But if you’ve forgotten to register turn up anyway)
Many of you will already have heard of Andy’s sudden death. He had been our chair for many years and a driver of much of our activism. He was a passionate campaigner and his energy in this respect was both limitless and inspirational. He was also an active supporter of the Credit Union in South Lakes and a founder of Extinction Rebellion South Lakes. Only a week before Andy died, he was developing his idea of building a Citizen’s Assembly in South Lakes, and hopefully his germ of an idea could become a significant way forward in raising awareness and support for action on climate change.
Andy knew that the solutions to the complex problems we face lie in social as well as environmental justice. He knew that surviving the impending crisis depends upon a wide range of actions and approaches. It was this commitment that made Andy the amazing person he was.
As our hearts go out to Maggie and Andy’s family, we are confident that Andy’s passion will live on amongst those who knew him here in South Lakes. We will miss him.
UPDATE MARCH 2018
We have decided to continue to operate as a group but this will be very much a holding operation for the time being. We will meet three times a year to keep in touch GJN campaigns. We will continue to monitor GJN campaigns and send out a briefing via email. If you would like to join this mailing list, please contact Janet @firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 25th 2017 Birdcage stand and Meeting on Trade Democracy
We had a successful birdcage stand in Kendal on the morning of Nov 25th. We used this to spread the word about GJN campaigns and our Trade Democracy meeting later on that day. We gathered a lot of signatures for our petition supporting the Early Day Motion to get more parliamentary scrutiny of trade deals.
Trade Democracy meeting
Anti Fracking protest
Members of GJN and the Green party have been demonstrating at the Preston New Road fracking site as part of Kendal Green party’s Green Mondays. Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley came and made speeches and spoke to the police, as has Eve Nortley, our NW GJN rep. The weekly protests continue.
Exhibition at Kendal library Jan – Feb
Kendal library kindly agreed to host our GJN photo exhibition “Monsanto on Trial”. Based on the recent UK tour of Farida Akhter, a Bangladeshi economist and founder of biggest collection of community seed banks in the world. She visited the UK before going to the Hague for the ‘Monsanto Trial’.
About Cumbria Global Justice Now
The South Lakeland GJN has now been renamed Cumbria Global Justice Now.
We are a local group of Global Justice Now.
We are a group of committed local people who campaign to tackle the root causes of global poverty and injustice. Global Justice Now is a democratic movement in the UK which campaigns in solidarity with people in the global South.
The group recognises that rich countries, international institutions and big business knowingly make decisions that are leading to injustice and inequality on a massive scale. It does not have to be like this. We have both the wealth and the means to end poverty.
For more information about us and what we’re up to, or to find out how you can be more involved, contact Janet at email@example.com
Watch this website for further details – don’t forget to check our Twitter feed as well – twitter.com/@southlakesGJN