Social Justice Working Group

Why we exist

We are committed to ensuring that social justice is at the core of our movement. We also recognise that our success depends upon people of all ages, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, faiths and classes coming together to dismantle the unjust systems that feed the climate crisis we are in, and build a more just future. We know that entrenched power structures can get in the way of marginalised people taking part and being heard. We feel strongly that addressing the climate crisis in a sustainable and just way requires us to listen to, learn from, and advocate alongside people whose voices have in the past been silenced and ignored, and who are set to bear the brunt of the most severe impacts of climate breakdown.

What we do

We look at Totnes XR’s groups, systems and practices and ensure they encourage active inclusion of people with diverse needs and backgrounds. For example how do we make meetings more accessible for people with hearing impairments? How do we ensure that our actions do not harm or alienate working class people? Can we do more to make sure that people of colour feel welcomed and that their voices will be heard? We look at these issues and where possible will produce guidelines and resources that can be used across our XR community. We also look at where there are opportunities for working together with other organisations and groups in our community.

Who we need

We welcome anyone who is interested in these questions, no matter what your knowledge or experience is of looking at such things before.

Get involved

Please email socialjustice@xrta.org.uk, stating your interest in working with the social justice group and we will get back to you.

Where and when we meet

Every 2 weeks, alternating between Mondays and Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Online via zoom. Email for more details.