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Dr Rupert Read on Extinction Rebellion Free

Sunday 15 2.00pmSeptember


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Dr Rupert Read on Extinction Rebellion Free

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ISLE OF WIGHT GREEN PARTY are proud to have secured a significant speaker on politics, climate change and the actions of the Extinction Rebellion activists: Dr Rupert Read.

An academic and a national spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion (Radio 4, BBC Politics Live, LBC, Channel 5 news), Dr Read will be presenting a talk at East Cowes Town Hall on Sunday 15th September at 2pm.

Entitled "Rebels with THE cause: a possibility of a Green future", he will address why it is important for thousands more people to join the growing numbers demanding radical action to tackle the climate crisis - what action is necessary, and how hope and positivity can offer us the very real possibility of a Green future.

The remarkable achievement of Extinction Rebellion in 2019 on the streets of London and beyond have demonstrated how Non Violent Direct Action can focus the attention of the media and political leaders on the impact of climate change and the environmental crisis. As the Autumn Rebellion takes place (from 7th October) and the UK government continues to be distracted by other issues, the time is right for more people to get involved.

Dr Read is the former Chair of the ‘Green House’ think-tank, a former Green Party spokesperson for transport, former East of England party co-ordinator and currently a Reader in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia and an Extinction Rebellion spokesperson.

The event is free – but seats are limited. Members of the Isle of Wight Green Party and Extinction Rebellion will be present with information and ideas on how you can get involved. Tea and Coffee and cakes also available, with donations going to IW Greens and Extinction Rebellion. Doors will open from 1.30pm and the lecture begins promptly at 2pm. Limited numbers of tickets will be available on the door on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets are available on the link to the left.