BRINGING ABOUT SOCIAL CHANGE
Extinction Rebellion PDX is the Portland, Oregon chapter of Extinction Rebellion, an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in the face of the dire threat of human extinction and ecological collapse. Launched less than a year ago in the UK, Extinction Rebellion is upending politics-as-usual, forcing climate change and species extinction to the top of the civic agenda, and creating new civic systems to replace broken governments.
XR offers a careful, conscious, and smart model of social change, which draws on the lessons of the last hundred years of social movements to avoid social media “bubbles,” internal strife, and co-optation by elites. Extinction Rebellion doesn’t rely on false positivity or hope. XR communicates precisely about the climate emergency we face and then asks people to act accordingly. IT'S WORKING.