We are on the look out for people to take on various roles within XR Chichester in order to support the upcoming rebellion.
If any of these are of interest to you please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The police liaison contact point acts as the conduit for communication between rebels and the police; its main function is proactively to ensure information flow about the ways this nonviolent disruption is being conducted and the ways it is to be policed. Communications and discussions are entered into with the police/security forces in order to promote regulated, nonviolent conduct on the part of the police and to avoid unplanned escalation during protests.
Proactive liaison with the police has established itself as a key component in the design and facilitation of XR’s highly effective brand of nonviolent civil disobedience and has become a vital part of XR’s strategic DNA.
Nonviolence is one of the core principles which is non-negotiable for everyone who wants to take action under the name of XR. De-escalation is a key skill for anyone involved in any action. It helps maintain nonviolent interactions and atmosphere. De-escalation is designed to take the heat out of a situation that could be heading towards violence of any sort.
The local Media working groups have the recommended mandate of:
“Supporting the outreach and messages of the local group using all forms of media, local press, radio and TV, if you have it. Using social media whenever possible to spread the word”
The basic role is to:
- Contact media and use social media whenever we want to communicate with each other or the public about a message or event.
- To do this it will mean writing press releases, letters to the press and other features or articles for local, relevant groups.
- Be willing to be interviewed by local media, both print and broadcast.
- Using the local XR facebook, website and twitter to spread the message, particularly during events.
We want to ensure that, through the current planetary health crisis, we continue to stay connected, support wellbeing, and strive and thrive together.
To help make this happen, we would like someone to take on the role. Is it you?